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FAST FACTS: DepEd’s distance learning

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Rappler takes a look at the distance learning approach of the education department and defines the terms being floated as the school opening nears

SCHOOL OPENING PRE-PANDEMIC. File photos of elementary students. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning

May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM

President Duterte rejects the idea of opening classes in August, saying we should wait for a vaccine first. Does this mean education has to stop?

Educational publisher gives free access to teaching resources

May 25, 2020 - 11:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Initially exclusive to Diwa partner schools, the Diwa Learning Town is now open to all educators to encourage them to start their learning continuity plan amid COVID-19

[OPINION] Have you asked your teachers how they're doing in this pandemic?

May 21, 2020 - 3:15 PM

'Does the institution care for our teachers? What if those teachers also become carriers of the virus to their students and family members? Will the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education be accountable for this?'

Free app aims to revolutionalize distance learning in PH schools

May 20, 2020 - 8:24 AM

Known as SPLAT (short for Supporting Parents, Learners, Administrators and Teachers), this positive behavior recognition app has been used in US schools for 6 years

Senate approves alternative learning bill on final reading

May 04, 2020 - 10:17 PM

'The ALS Act is, in its very essence, a bill about second chances. It is a bill about providing opportunities for a better life to our fellow Filipinos who have fallen into hard times,' says Senator Gatchalian

MENTORING. Frizza Dogomio is mentored by a Convergys employee under the Department of Education's Alternative Learning System. File photo from Convergys

[ANALYSIS] Going back to school – and the challenges ahead

May 01, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The impediment to a broader use of digital learning lies on the student side – and to address this requires government and private sector support

[Kwentong COVID] Learning despite the lockdown

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Ellyssa Jhen Jiao writes about what's keeping her occupied during the lockdown

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria

From mythology to machine learning, a history of artificial intelligence

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM

While artificial intelligence now powers smart cities, driverless cars, and home appliances, ethical concerns about the technology have existed for centuries

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. All visuals by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story

[Kwentong COVID] Salute to frontliners, TikTok with mama and kuya

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Distance learning and TikTok make the lockdown just a little easier to bear for Jamilah Claire Jumuad

Openuniversity.ph launches free academic portal for stay-at-home students, teachers

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Openuniversity.ph is a free-for-all scholarly website dedicated to both the Filipino student and teacher

[Kwentong COVID] Problems bigger than my grades

Apr 26, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Yliah writes about Good Samaritans and finding a reason to hope

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal

[Kwentong COVID] When life slows down

Apr 25, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Jay Emmanuel Pangilinan writes about a world that's no longer in a rush

Illustration by David Castuciano

[Kwentong COVID] Finding hope, easing fear in lockdown

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Grade 7 student John Laurence Carullo writes about how his own family is adjusting to the abrupt change and the lockdown

Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

[Kwentong COVID] My 7th birthday in lockdown

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Grade 1 student Kimy writes about life – and a birthday – in lockdown

Illustration by Nico Villarete

Who is the Filipino? Jaton Zulueta on distance learning and keeping dreams alive

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Public schools may have shut down, but learning should not

This learning center in the Philippines taps free Facebook messenger for distance learning

Apr 10, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school and learning centers have to shut down

DISTANCE LEARNING. Online learning is available even to those with data plans. Photo from AHA Learning Center

LIST: Free e-learning resources for kids

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Check out these sites and YouTube accounts

How deep learning AI is discovering new antibiotics

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:47 AM

As drug resistance in many pathogens rises, AI may help us find newer, more effective antibiotics


ROUNDTABLE: Helping kids keep up in the age of digital learning

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 AM

On Wednesday, February 5, 10 am join our discussion about today’s faster learning environment and what must parents do to help their children be ready for the future

Caraga school focused on agriculture can help sustain Lumad communities

Dec 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks

Photo courtesy by ALCADEV

[ANALYSIS] Second chances

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:29 AM

As we celebrate International Youth Day on Monday, August 12, we must strive to find solutions to ensure that children and young people who have fallen back are not left behind

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

NO TO CLOSURE. Student and Teachers storm DepED to condemn the order to suspend Lumad schools in Southern Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DepEd 'connects disconnected' schools in its new e-learning initiative

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Open Educational Resources are digital learning materials students and teachers can access – even offline – no matter where they are. Will it work in the Philippines?

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

Developer shuts down app that makes fake nudes of clothed women

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:54 PM

DeepNude's developer worries about the potential harm of an app he built 'for fun'

DEEPNUDE. The X-Ray application takes off and is eventually taken down by its makers. Screenshot of website.

By the time you are 20

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learning is more complex than just going to school, getting a job, and playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep your mind together later in life

Can we really scale human learning?

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The real proof that you have learned is not what you know but what you do with what you know

AI correctly predicts Childish Gambino Grammy win

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

US-based DataRobot compares all previous Song of the Year winners with this year's nominees, correctly predicting Childish Gambino's victory for 'This Is America'

GAMBINO. Childish Gambino performs on stage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2018. File photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at CES 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:42 PM

An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces

TRANSLATORS AT CES 2019. The Travis Touch pocket translator is displayed at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 9, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

DepEd says no closure order vs Lumad school

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:46 PM

DepEd says the decision to close down the Salugpongan community learning center in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was made by the community council

CLOSED. DepEd says the Salugpongan learning center was closed by its community after a community council resolution was passed supporting its closure. Photo from Facebook profile of Salugpongan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center

At Germany fair, PH firm shows innovations in weather forecasting, agriculture

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM

Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

Where children in Marawi play

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing

Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Superheroes: Teachers of the Alternative Learning System

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Consolacion Tag would not have been a teacher if not for the Alternative Learning System

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There's a new class of fake content on the horizont: deepfake videos or videos that can make a certain person appear they are saying or doing something they really aren't


DBM: 2,000 new alternative learning teachers needed nationwide

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Alternative Learning System teachers have a Teacher I rank, which corresponds to Salary Grade 11 with a P20,179 monthly gross salary

Expert says DepEd's ALS 'not fully effective'

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

World Bank education specialist Takiko Igarashi says the Alternative Learning System currently has low participation and passing rates

SATURDAY SCHOOL. An Alternative Learning System class is held in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Facebook's artificial intelligence learns to see thanks to Instagram hashtags

May 03, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Facebook director of AI and machine learning Srinivas Narayanan says the company used 3.5 billion public Instagram photos in thousands of hashtagged categories to improve a machine learning algorithm's ability to categorize images for itself

IMAGE RECOGNITION. Facebook's director of AI and machine learning, Srinivas Narayanan, explains artificial intelligence as it relates to image recognition and categorization. Screenshot from Facebook livestream.

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

The modern educator’s toolkit

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Teachers, just like students, are being disrupted by the digital revolution

How is education being disrupted by technology?

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn

Google opens AI center in China as competition heats up

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent, widely seen as being neck-and-neck with the United States in research capability

This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. File photo by AFP

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.


Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:20 PM

A duo of French scientists say they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye

In this file photo, a visitor checks through a shelf for books at the newly built Singapore's National Library 20 September 2005. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Grade 6 Lumad student killed in Davao del Norte

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Save Our Schools Network says 19 year old Obillo Bay ao was shot by a member of a paramilitary group

LUMAD KILLINGS. A student of the Salugpongan Community Learning Center, was declared dead by the Davao Regional Hospital at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 5 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Want to learn something? Sleep on it, but not too deeply – study

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Participants in a study were able to memorize sound patterns played to them during two phases of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement REM and N2 researchers say