Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist DepEd in putting up ICT and digital infrastructure, the implementation of digital education, and the use of alternative learning modalities, including the printing and delivery of self-learning modules.
Among the guidelines contained in Advisory No. 2020-1 that the Data Privacy Council Education Sector issued recently is that schools must consider getting the consent of the parent or legal guardian of students below 18 years old before webcam-supported online discussions are recorded.
The Department of Education (DepEd) and various local government units (LGUs) all over the country have started to set up various facilities to be used in distance learning in time for the opening of public schools on Oct. 5.
The city government purchased a total of 110,700 units of Cherry Mobile tablets, 286,000 pieces of Globe SIM cards, 11,000 units of Avita laptops, and 11,000 pieces of pocket WiFi.
Sen. Leila de Lima has expressed her support for the proposal to provide tax exemptions for educational apps, e-books, computers, tablets and other communication devices to be purchased by students and teachers.
The report, which was conducted by analyst firm IDC for tech giant Lenovo, noted that many educational institutions felt that the mass migration into distributed, online learning during the pandemic was launched very quickly, without the opportunity for change management processes and operational best practices.
As schools embrace alternative learning methods this year, PayMaya said it is enabled over 40 schools nationwide with cashless payment solutions online and in-school.
Edusuite CEO Niel Dagondon said that what the startup offers is not an e-learning tool but a school management system, which institutions need for the hybrid learning programs being adopted these days amid the global health crisis.