MANILA, (PNA) — Mario Deriquito, undersecretary of Department of Education, said in an interview on Wednesday that the “Abot Alam” project will be supported by mEducation.
mEducation (Mobile Education) gives teachers and students access to educational contents through their mobile devices such as tablets, smart phones and feature phones.
DepEd said that 3,000 schools were already equipped with learning technology as of February 2013 as part of their Computerization Program.
Now, DepEd is embarking on the program called “Abot Alam” that will provide education and training opportunities to three to four million out of school youths by 2015.
He said that as of to date, DepEd already has content for mEducation in Science, Math and English starting from Grade 1.
“We are sure that they will be more interested if we deliver the lessons through mobile technology,” he stressed.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed Wednesday by the Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and GroupeSpeciale Mobile Education, they are set to develop the mobile platform — software, program and content — for mEducation.
“There is still no timeline for this program [mEducation],” he said.