DepEd to adapt printed self-learning modules in CagVal
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 28 (PIA) – – The printed self-learning module has turned to be the most applicable and adaptable among the distance learning modalities prepared by the Department of Education (DepEd) in Cagayan Valley region.
Regional Director Estela Carino said, based from the dry run they conducted, self-learning module is the comfortable mode to the children in majority of the schools in the region, though other learning modalities were also successful in some areas.
She said they have also tried implementing the online mode during the dry run but they experienced challenges on internet connectivity and teachers also found out that some children have short span attention in studying via social media.
“We also tried other modalities such as the radio/TV based and the blended or the combination of the modalities but self-learning is seen to be most effective and applicable, esecially in fal flung areas. That is why we decided to give learning modules even to those who will use the online so that they can still study during times that internet connection is unreliable,” Carino said.
She also said the schools divisions are now reproducing the modules to be distributed to the schoolchildren.
Carino said each kindegarten up to grade 3 will be given modules while for grades 4 to 12, they will adapt a scheme for module sharing due to the limited budget for printing.
“The module is free, however, due to limited budget we encourage parents who can afford to voluntary print-out the modules for their children or if there are donors who would like to help us out to print out the modules, we will be very thankful,” Carino said.
As of now, DepEd region 2 has registered 85.17 percent enrollment or 791, 648 learners, however, they will still accept late enrollees up to September even if the classes will resume on August 24.
Carino expressed her gratitude to local officials and organizations that have donated funds and materials for the distance learning program of the department. (MDCT/OTB/PIA 2-Cagayan)