Philippines: EdTech Solutions for Last Mile Schools in COVID-19

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Key Information

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines in operationalizing the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), which will enable students to continue learning through blended learning modalities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA will build the DepEd capacity and support distance education by developing content, training teachers, and piloting education technology (edtech) solutions to ensure that secondary school students have access to quality education throughout school year (SY) 2020/21 and beyond. The pilot will use low-cost tablets to be connected to a local area network (LAN) supported by a solar-powered battery antenna, and target learners in selected school divisions. The content will be accessible nationwide through DepEd platforms.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

East Asia & Pacific

Philippines

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program

Years

2019 -

Partner(s)

Department of Education of the Philippines

Ministry Affiliation

Department of Education of the Philippines

Funder(s)

Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Remote Learning

Quality

  • School quality
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emergencies and protracted crises

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school

Age

11 - 18

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Curriculum/learning

  • Increased availability of learning materials

Educational Technology

  • Digital devices for the purposes of studying, learning
  • Digital learning materials/programs
  • Digital skills/literacy (including coding)

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Textbooks (digital)

Other

  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education)

School-related gender-based violence

  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Teaching

  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased secondary school enrolment

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown