The Department of Education (DepEd) revealed on Thursday that it is eyeing to expand further the reach of DepEd TV after recording 13.91 million learners who were able to access the agency’s television-based learning platform in the previous school year.
DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del B. Pascua said that there is a need to maximize the use of DepEd TV as part of the learning delivery modalities under the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan.
“This is one of the most widely available modalities for distance learning,” Pascua said.
DepEd TV provides an avenue to accommodate the different learning styles of learners and the episodes were designed with more interactive components to capture and sustain learners’ interest while attaining the targeted competencies.
The agency noted that for the School Year 2021-2022, the Offices of Undersecretaries for Administration, Curriculum and Instruction and Field Operations released Joint Memorandum 002, s.
2021 encouraging all regional and division personnel to actively promote the use of DepEd TV and DepEd Radio (Radio-based instruction), alongside other distance learning modalities to maximize learners’ learning experience.
Teachers are also requested to submit a quarterly report about the usage of DepEd TV as a teaching modality in the new normal as the agency will use the reports to assess DepEd TV’s efficacy and effectiveness in ensuring learners understand the lessons and competencies they need for the school year.