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PCOO to help DepEd produce, broadcast over 300 educational materials

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said on Friday that it would help the Department of Education (DepEd) produce and broadcast educational materials for the blended learning program.

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PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said he has recommended the production of at least 352 videos and educational materials on the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs).

The videos will be around 30 minutes to 1-hour long and will be moderated by DepEd teachers that will be launched on the start of classes on Aug. 24. Andanar said teachers would be trained under the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC-13) and Philippine Broadcasting Services (PBS).

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“The PCOO has committed to the DepEd’s cause on the creation and production of the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) output and video materials for our students,” he said.

The use of television and radio is among the education delivery modes under the education department’s proposed shift to blended learning.

The PCOO also called for the distribution of 12 to 48 educational videos to the different regions of the country to help DepEd in its push for blended learning.

“…the usage of TV and radio, apart from social media and the internet, are truly accessible to learners, especially to the indigent and remote communities,” Andanar said.

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