FOLLOWING numerous reports regarding errors found in learning modules and video lessons released to students, the Department of Education (DepEd) created an online platforms to report such errors.
The DepEd “Error Watch Initiative “ was created to correct error in learning materials of students.
The initiative was created in response to numerous reports about errors found in learning materials allegedly released by the DepEd, according to Undersecretary Alain Pascua on Monday.
The goal of the this initiative is to receive and collate reports of errors found in different learning materials (i.e., self-learning modules, other printed materials, DepEd TV, DepEd Commons, DepEd TV YouTube Channel, etc.) and to forward these to the appropriate offices for validation and correction,” Pascua stated in Memorandum 00-1020-0138 that he signed.
Pascua assured that the DepEd Error Watch initiative will make use of three platforms for reporting, which will validate errors for immediate and proper correction:
1. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Text and Viber – 0961-6805334
3. FB Messenger – DepEd Error Watch (@depederrorwatch)
4. Workchat – DepEd Error Watch https://deped.workplace.com/groups/616392985671470/)
All are advised to use the hashtag #depederrorwatch when submitting reports, he added.
“Dissemination of these details is desired to enable an efficient and proactive system of improving the Department’s learning materials across all modalities,” he said.
Pascua added, “this initiative comes after one week of close monitoring of the opening of schools, talking to teachers and students, and reading feedback on social media. We wish to immediately address these mistakes, with the help of our citizens. Magtulungan po tayo [let’s help each other] rather than bash the agency, the teachers and schools. This is the time for Bayanihan!”
Meanwhile, at least 34 errors in self learning being used by students were monitored so far by DepEd .
These are from 18 modules from DepEd’s field units, 15 from unidentified sources and are assumed to be from private schools, and one that was reviewed by the agency’s central office, Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said.
While the DepEd monitored two errors in its 111 video episodes for blended learning. As DepEd assured that the errors were already corrected.