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Use #depederrorwatch to mark erroneous learning materials online – DepEd

/ 01:24 AM October 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) encouraged netizens on Monday to use the hashtag #depederrorwatch when posting complaints on social media sites about erroneous learning materials being used in online classes.

The hashtag will help it monitor the complaints.

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Anyone can also send their complainants to DepEd through email through [email protected]), text and messaging through Viber at 0961-6805334); Facebook messaging through the DepEd Error Watch account, and through Workchat.

“In response to numerous reports about errors found in learning materials released by the Department Education, the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration (OUA) announces the DepEd Error Watch initiative,” Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua said in a memorandum dated Monday, Oct. 12.

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The learning materials include self-learning modules and other printed materials and videos shown on DepEd TV, DepEd Commons, and DepEd TV YouTube channel.

“The goal of this initiative is to receive and collate reports of errors found in different learning materials to forward these to the appropriate offices for validation and correction,” Pascua said.

“The Curriculum and Instruction and Administration Strands, and all other concerned offices are finalizing systems and processes to appropriately address error reports,” he added.  “All are advised to use the hashtag #depederrorwatch when submitting reports.”

DepEd’s launched the campaign in response to complaints of various errors found in modules and learning materials — such as asking students to identify the= colors in a black and white module, requiring them to draw hundreds of stars, and asking them to solve erroneous mathematics formulas.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most children had to resort to distance and blended learning modes to avoid transmission of the coronavirus. This, along with unstable internet speeds, has minimized personal interactions between teacher and student.

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