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DepEd ICT Policies1

The DepEd implemented the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) through


DepEd Order No. 78, s. 2010, otherwise known as the Guidelines on the
Implementation of the DepEd Computerization geared towards the transformation of
education system. This policy supports the importance of enhanced basic education
services through improved quality teaching and learning using ICT integration in the
classroom instruction.
The DCP seeks to provide public schools with appropriate technologies that
would enhance the teaching-learning process and meet the challenges of the 21st
century. It also responds to the computer backlog of public schools through the
provision of hardware and software and training on simple trouble shooting. The policy
identified specific objectives, such as: provide computer laboratory packages to
secondary schools and e-classroom to elementary schools; laptop units to mobile
teachers; integration of ICT in the school system; raise the ICT literacy of learners,
pupils, students, teachers and school heads; and, reduce the computer backlog in
public schools.
Other policies such as DepEd Order No. 50, s. 2009 (DepEd Internet
Connectivity Project) and DepEd Order No. 95, s. 2010 (Computer Usage Code-of-
Conduct Contract) reinforce the DCP (DepEd Order No. 78, s. 2010). These policies
support the provision of internet access and the proper use of internet in enhancing
quality teaching and learning.
DepEd recognizes the use of the internet services in providing the teachers
and learners unlimited learning resources for research, study, communication and
service purposes. It launched the DepEd Internet Connectivity Project (DICP) through
directing all public high schools to subscribe for internet connectivity services (DepEd
Order No. 50, s. 2009). DepEd also realized that internet is filled with dangerous or
malicious software or programs. To avoid being victimized by such hazards, it also
provides guidelines on the proper use of computer and network facilities in all DepEd
schools (DepEd Order No. 78, s. 2010). Moreover, the DepEd requires the compliance
of the Computer Usage Code-of-Conduct Contract by all concerned before using said
facilities (DepEd Order No. 95, s. 2010).

B.2. ICT in DepEd-Division of Malaybalay City2


The DCP is implemented by the DepEd-Division of Malaybalay City through the
ICT4Ed Program integrated in the DSP CY2015-2017 and Division Technology Plan
(DTP) SY 2015-2017.

1 Nayra, J. (2016). ICT4Ed: The High Tech Teachers in Malaybalay City. Re-Entry Project under the Public Management Development Program
of the Development Academy of the Philippines
2 Nayra, J. (2016). ICT4Ed: The High Tech Teachers in Malaybalay City. Re-Entry Project under the Public Management Development Program

of the Development Academy of the Philippines


The Division has conducted ICT literacy for the school heads and teachers from
June 2012 to July 2016. The capability buildings include: roll-out orientation and
briefing of the recipient schools for DCP E-Classroom Packages for elementary and
secondary schools; orientation on Computer Access Mentorship Program (CAMP) for
teachers; school mapping-mapaaralan School Mo- I-pin Mo; E-Class Record
orientation-workshop; ICT M&E on ICT Integration and Infrastructure Resources;
orientation and maintenance of ICT Equipment for DCP E-Classroom Packages;
briefing of recipient schools under DCP; and, ICT literacy workshop for School ICT
ICT is further strengthened through the implementation of the ICT4Ed: The High Tech
Teachers in Malaybalay City which is a Re-Entry Project of the DepEd-Division of
Malaybalay City to the Development Academy of the Philippines under the Public
Management Development Program. It includes four (4) deliverables, such as: (1)
Schools ICT Integration and Development Plan and ICT4Ed Results Monitoring
Strategy; (2) Formulation of the Guidelines for the Search of Best Practices and
Outstanding Implementers on ICT integration in the Classroom Instruction; (3)
Development of the ICT4Ed Digital Library Portal and interactive Instructional
Materials; and, (4) Pilot Establishment of the Community ICT4Ed Learning Center.
The ICT4Ed Project Team leads the implementation of the project.