Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Science Education Institute (SEI) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) in collaboration with NISMED and DepEd piloted the Interactive Courseware for Grade 1 Mathematics using tablet PCs.

The pilot testing started in July 2012 and ended in September 2012. This was implemented in the previously identified schools in Region I, Region IVA, Region VIII, Region X, and NCR. Two schools in each region were used. Two classes in Grade 1 handled by the same teacher were identified; the experimental group (class using the tablet PC) and the control group (class without using the tablet PC). The experimental and the control groups provided comparison data as to how effective the interactive courseware and tablet PCs are in the teaching and learning of Grade 1 mathematics.