The Department of Education (DepEd), who presented a web-based information system which effectively monitors projects, emerged with the Best Team Project in the APEC e-Learning Training Program held recently in South Korea.
The DepEd team presented an information system that uses real-time data for projects managed by the DepEd central office. Usually reports from schools are sent to the divisions then to regions and finally to the central office. By means of web-based system, data retrieval and reporting will become more effective and efficient. Schools even in the regions can report directly to the central office. The training program was participated in by 32 trainees nominated by the Ministry of Education from the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia (Republic of Sakha) and Thailand. They comprise the next generation leaders in electronic human resource development or e-HRD. The system will address the information needs of the Department for measuring internal efficiency and effectiveness, planning and programming, performance-based budgeting and sector performance reporting.
The APEC e-Learning Training Program aims to narrow the digital divide and enhance the quality of education in the APEC region. The program provides a customized e-Learning training program based on needs-analysis while reflecting current trends and recent technological developments in the e-learning field.