Consistent with the mandate of the Department of Education (DepEd) Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) to oversee the proper implementation of the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) pursuant to Dep Ed Order No. 78, s. 2010 entitled Guidelines on the Implementation of the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP).
This Orientation Manual contains the following information:
- Necessary Information on the Equipment to be Received by the School as Recipient of the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP);
- DCP Deployment Process Flowchart;
- Post Deployment/After Sales Support
- Recording the Acceptance of DCP packages
- Accountability, Utilization and Warranty of DCP packages
- Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Helpdesk Support
- Relief from Accountability in case of Loss
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DepEd Computerization Program (DCP)
In 1996, DepEd embarked on a 10-Year Modernization Program (1996-2005). The modernization program introduced use of Information Technology (IT) in the improvement of the teaching and learning process, educational management and operations. One of the main components of this program is the computerization project. This program was supported by other government agencies (e.g. Department of Trade and Industry’s PCs for Public Schools, Commission on Information and Communications Technology’s iSchool Project) and the private sector.
Providing access to quality education has been the guiding principle of various programs and projects of the Government in the Philippines. With its legal mandate of promoting the right to all citizens to take appropriate steps in making education accessible to all, the Department is geared towards the transformation of education through technology.
Transformation of Education through technology is in line with several national policies of the Philippine government such as the Medium Term Development Plan of the Philippines and the Education for All. These policies recognizes the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to broaden access and improve the quality and efficiency of basic education services.
The DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) aims to provide public schools with appropriate technologies that would enhance the teaching-learning process and meet the challenges of the 21st century. This program shall respond to the computer backlog of public schools by providing them hardware and software and training on simple troubleshooting.
The objectives of the DepEd Computerization Program are as follows:
- Provide ICT packages to public schools that are responsive to the needs of the K-12 curriculum;
- Integrate ICT in the teaching and learning process;
- Raise the ICT literacy of learners, pupils, students, teachers and school heads;
- Improve computer-to-student ratio in the public schools, and
- Improve the replacement cycle of ICT packages.