What's your opinion about Cyber Education in the Philippines?
September 26, 2007 1:54am CST
I think that it is a good investment for learning but not wise. There are a lot of things that need to be prioritize first before spending billions for this project. Aside from the fact that are still rural places in our country where this cyber education is not possible to implement. They should start to build class rooms first. Definitely their not planning to give computer machines to individual homes. And then electricity which is of course needed to run computers. This is one of the big problems which i think the government should put focus onto beforehand. This way, we can maximize the benefit of cyber education, knowing that its primary purpose is to provide education/learning to those unreachable places in our country.
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27 Sep 07
Cyber education is good but I believe that we are not yet ready for it. Yes, there are many things that should be done first. The project is too far in front. We should be practical. Establish first even just the basic necessities then go.
27 Sep 07
We do not need it right now! We need new classrooms, new books, and competent teachers. This project can come later when both the students and schools are ready for this. The government has to solve the on student-teacher ration first. The student-book ratio and the student-classroom ratio. More importantly, the government has to look at the growing number of out of school youths. The number is increasing, they drop out of school because they have to work. We do not need multibillion project now, not noW!
27 Sep 07
No doubt the intention and objective of the Department of Education in the Philippines with regards to Cyber Education which uses a technology that will enable us to deliver high quality education to all learners throughout the country is the best response to the challenges we face in the basic education sector. However, to implement this project we need to uplift the physical condition of the places to be covered such that the farthest or remotest village where we find schools should be upgraded first before putting up the technology they need. These include upgrade of roads, school buildings, electrification program and establishment of telecommunications. These prerequisites should be accomplished first by our government prior to the implementation of the so-called Cyber Ed. I am for this Cyber Ed for our children's welfare provided the conditions I cited would be taken into consideration. And of course, the mechanics should be in accordance with the government policies in procuring the right suppliers for this project through proper bidding to avoid the same fate that happened to NBN (National Broadband Network) deal.
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26 Sep 07
you hit it right, Public education should be the priorityespecially for rural areas and the less fortunate, there are kids who would walk barefoot for miles just to reach school and this is why they should be given more concern, don't spend on a broad band deal but rather give a broad-perspective on what is really needed for our School Public System - more classrooms and highly qualified teachers - peace:0
26 Sep 07
The concept of Cybered is for me just the right time as we are very much into the technology. Bringing this technlogy to the farthest part of the country would at leasat make education at par with what the people here in the metropolis are enjoying and taking for granted. I guess what is wrong was the way the technology was introduced. Many are so engrossed in making money out of it and the real intention of helping the people was diminished by it. I have seen that Thailand has implemented this already in their countryand has become tremendously successful especially to the places where technology. Electrification is also a priority of the government and I believe it is being done by a different sector in the government. And so is education who is must also moved forward than wait for the development of other sector. I think it was just the implementation by these government officials that are there to share some money out of it.
26 Sep 07
I believe you are right. Even before we should upgrade we should be able to meet the minimum basic requirement and those are Classrooms. I hope that they just reallocate the budget to provide classrooms for the students.
26 Sep 07
I agree and at the same time not agree. :) Yes, indeed it is important to establish the infrastructure for this cyber education thing, you're right about places beyond the reach of electricity and telecommunications, and this should be prioritized first by the government. Basically the absence of decent roads, electricity signifies that these areas were not served well by the government,and that they should do something about that. Cyber education can be an answer (and many testimonials especially from those who benefitted from this) for those out of school youths who would like to pursue their studies or plainly to earn more through the ICT industry. Many of our OSY have reached adulthood already, and in adult literacy, the manner this cyber education is being implemented has been an effective manner for those adults who took cyber ed and was eventually employed by ICT companies. So, despite the odds in this recent government battle with NBN/ZTE... i guess, we have to also accept the fact that ICT has been a great answer for our country's employment issue. ;)