DepEd and DICT want to stop ‘likes-based’ school projects and assignments

DepEd and DICT want to stop ‘likes-based’ school projects and assignments

- The DepEd and DICT urged the teachers to refrain from giving “likes-based” projects to students

- The education department is planning to ban this kind of grading system

- DICT is worried about the private data that the children may be putting at risk on social media

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urged the teachers to refrain from giving projects and/or assignments that will be graded based on the number of likes garnered on social media.

KAMI learned that the Department of Education (DepEd) also wants to ban this kind of grading system.

In a report by the ABS-CBN News (author Angel Movido), the DICT worries that the children may risk sharing their private information online just to get the likes they need for their projects.

"Imbes na mag-assignment yung bata o gumawa ng project, maglalaro na sa social media," DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong said.

As reported by the Inquirer (author Neil Arwin Mercado), the DepEd is “contemplating” the ban on likes-based projects.

“Our group from the curriculum and instruction, and also the learning delivery, is contemplating on the policy,” DepEd spokesperson Annalyn Sevilla said.

“What we’re saying is that definitely it’s not based on social media. It’s not also based on likes. We have to give the sound assessment — what the basis is for a sound assessment. Half of what we’re saying is introducing the right platform,” she added.

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The DepEd spokesperson also mentioned the pressure that may cause the children to get more likes.

“Children feel more pressured in this system of getting more likes,” she added. “It adds to the pressure, and sometimes we see this causing depression in children — comparing likes with others and they will not be satisfied,” Sevilla said.

As previously reported by KAMI, the DICT urged the schools and teachers to refrain from giving assignments and projects through social media. They suggested having a proper platform for disseminating information.

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