DepEd warns public vs learning materials sold online
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday warned the public against the illegal selling of learning modules and materials from the agency.
DepEd Secretary Alain Pascua, in a statement over his Facebook page, said the printed materials of different subjects are being sold online.
“These people are using free learning materials (LMs) from DepEd, and are shamelessly selling it online,” Pascua said.
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“We are working non-stop – to create, check, and curate all our content to make it more accessible to everyone, only for these people to use it for their own gain. We are warning these individuals that DepEd will prosecute you,” he added.
Pascua said the agency is still assuring the quality of educational materials which will be uploaded in its platform DepEd Commons.
“All DepEd authorized and quality-assured materials are free, and they will be uploaded once finalized at the DepEd Commons where access and downloading will also be free. If they are being sold at this time, most probably these are still drafts,” he said.
DepEd Commons is an online education delivery platform designed as an alternative model for the teaching-learning process.
Further, Pascua warned teachers of groups and individuals charging fees for supposed webinars conducted by DepEd.
“All DepEd Webinars are free! We do not charge anything for these online trainings. If webinar organizers are charging participation fees, then these are neither sanctioned nor authorized by DepEd,” Pascua said.
Pascua appealed to the public to report such incidents via [email protected], or via the following contact numbers:0919-456-0027. 0995-921-8461.
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