/ 21 September 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education gave assurances that the 26 million enrolled learners will receive quality self-learning modules.

“Marami tayong adjustments at talaga pong ang purpose natin ay mas maging mabuti ang kalidad ng mga self-learning materials,” Education Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said.

San Antonio emphasized the improvements made in the quality assurance process of the department for the learning resources as early as January this year. DepEd also collaborated with the Philippine Normal University to assist in checking the materials.

The Bureau of Learning Delivery also prioritized the SLM Enhancement, which aimed to generate better learning materials and provide teachers with support through Notes to Teachers.

“Ang ginawa po nating paraan para masiguro na better version ng self-learning modules ang gagawin ng mga bata, nagsagawa po tayo ng 2nd round ng quality assurance sa mga self-learning modules na ito at pumapayag pa rin po tayo ng combination ng central office and locally-quality assured na learning materials,” he added.

San Antonio said there were fewer error reports in SLMs from January to July this year compared to the first three months of classes in 2020.

These quality-assured modules were converted into different formats and are used as the basis for the DepEd TV and the DepEd radio-based instruction.

The public can report erroneous SLMs through the DepEd Error Watch, an initiative launched in October 2020.