/ 22 August 2020

THE COMMISSION  on Higher Education has requested for free internet services for its online learning platform.

“Basically, the students can access for free their DepEd Commons. Sana ganoon din sa Commission on  Higher Education,” said CHED Executive Director IV Atty. Cinderalla Filipina Jaro during a round table discussion.

CHED has  PHL CHED Connect, an online learning platform similar to DepEd Commons wherein college students can access lessons from the website.

Citing that the needs of the Department of Edcuation and CHED are the same, Jaro urged internet providers to also help students access PHL CHED Connect for free.

“We have already communicated with other internet service providers that our PHL CHED Connect can be accessed by our students for free,” she added.

She stressed that it will be a great help for students if they could access PHL CHED Connect “anytime and anywhere”.

Jaro said that with the help of internet providers,  online workshops and trainings will reach a wider audience.

As this developed, Mark Payumo Abalos, Globe Segment Head for Education, urged private and public institutions to have a ‘bilateral coordination’ to make the new normal education effective.

PHL CHED Connect is a web application that contains  various teaching courses.

DepEd Commons can be accessed for free and boasts of more than 8.5 million subscribers as of this writing.