15-YEAR-OLD DOST PROGRAM A HIT AMONG STUDENTS
A PROGRAM released 15 years ago by the Department of Science and Technology is slowly becoming popular because of its relevance to the new mode of learning.
The DOST’s Courseware was originally intended to uplift science and mathematics education by streamlining the lesson presentations in science and mathematics using cost-effective technology solutions.
“We are delighted that our intended beneficiaries are downloading and installing the DOST Courseware especially during this time. We observed a significant increase in activity for the SEI MS Windows download website which already registered 66,433 hits, while the mobile application from Grades 1- 8 now has 80,784 installations for the Android version, and 1,961 for the Apple version as of October this year,” Josephine Feliciano, Project Manager and Science Research Specialist, Science Education Institute, said.
There are three platforms of the DOST Courseware – MS Windows, Android and Apple IOS. For MS Windows, there are 413 science and mathematics lessons from Grades 1 to 8 that may be downloaded from www.sei.dost.gov.ph.
For mobile devices, there are 112 lessons available in Google Play and 20 lessons in Apple Store.
The mobile applications are also available for download at DepEd Commons portal.
The DOST Courseware helps enhance learning and provides teachers with supplemental tools and resources that can assist them in lesson planning and blended teaching.
Additional lessons will be added in Android versions in December, and new modules for Grades 9 and 10 will be produced in 2021 with level-up interface and functionalities to adapt to the new delivery mode, Feliciano said.
All versions of Courseware that was jointly developed by an all-Filipino team from SEI, Advanced Science and Technology Institute for digitization, DepED, Philippine Normal University, and University of the Philippines-National Institute for Sciences and Mathematics Education are free.