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DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021




DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

School opening will not necessarily mean traditional face-to-face learning in the classroom. The physical opening will depend on the risk severity grading or classification of a certain community pursuant to guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH), the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines and the Office of the President (OP).

DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

The learning delivery modalities that schools can adopt may be one or a combination of the following, depending on the COVID-19 restrictions and the particular context of the learners in the school or locality.

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Traditional Face-to-Face Learning

This refers to a learning delivery modality where the students and the teacher are both physically present in the classroom, and there are opportunities for active engagement, immediate feedback, and socio-emotional development of learners.

In areas under the Moderate and High-risk severity grading, this is not possible. However, there are learners with disabilities whose conditions require face-to-face instruction. This will be the subject of further discussion within DepEd, with partners, and with parents.

Face-to-face option may also be feasible in very low risk areas such as the geographically isolated, disadvantaged and conflict affected areas (GIDCA) with no history of infection and very low and easily monitored external contacts, but with teachers and learners living in the vicinity of the school.




Any face-to-face learning delivery must have proper risk assessment and must adhere to the health protocols in place. Potential learning spaces in the community near the school may be explored to add spaces for the conduct of classes with the appropriate social distancing.

Type/Modality/Approach/Strategy

  • MISOSA
  • IMPACT
  • OHSP
  • Project EASE
  • Face to Face and Modular Learning
  • Community-based Instruction (ALS)

Modified Shifting of Classes (MSC)

In the shifting of classes, teaching is directly focused on concepts with corresponding activities. Supplemental activities and Assessments shall be done, brought by the learners when shifted at home.

The shifting depends on how many days the competencies could be covered based on the competency codes and the number of competencies to be covered in all learning areas.

Shifting of Classes with Dyadic Teaching (SCDT)

In this scheme, there would be two teachers inside the class per learning area. The number of learners they would handle should be the total number of learners they handled in the normal days. During the dyadic teaching, learners have to go through series of individual activities after teaching the learning competencies to be facilitated, monitored by the two teachers.

ESM-Focused Teaching (Junior HS) (ESMT)

In this approach, only English, Science and Mathematics shall be taught in school. Other learning areas shall be using the modular, home-based approach.

RESM-Focused Teaching (Elementary) (RESMT)

In this approach, only Reading, English, Science and Mathematics shall be taught in school. Other learning areas shall be using the modular,home-based approach.

Core/Specialized-Focused Teaching (SHS) (CST)

In this approach, only core and specialized subjects shall be taught in school. Applied subjects shall be using the home-based, life skill, modular approach.

Distance Learning

This refers to a learning delivery modality where learning takes place between the teacher and the learners who are geographically remote from each other during instruction. This modality has three types: Modular Distance Learning (MDL), Online Distance Learning (ODL), and TV/Radio-Based Instruction.

Modular Distance Learning

Involves individualized instruction that allows learners to use self-learning modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner, and other learning resources like Learner’s Materials, textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials. Learners access electronic copies of learning materials on a computer, tablet PC, or smartphone. CDs, DVDs, USB storage and computer-based applications can all be used to deliver e-learning materials, including offline E-books. The teacher takes the responsibility of monitoring the progress of the learners. The learners may ask assistance from the teacher via e-mail, telephone, text message/instant messaging, etc. Where possible, the teacher shall do home visits to learners needing remediation or assistance. Any member of the family or other stakeholder in the community needs to serve as para-teachers.

Type/Modality/Approach/Strategy

Learning is in the form of individualized instruction that allows learners to use self-learning modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner and other learning resources like Learner’s Materials, textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials. Learners access electronic copies of learning materials on a computer, tablet PC or smartphone. CDs, DVDs, USB storage and computer-based applications can all be used to deliver e-learning materials, including offline e-books. The teacher takes the responsibility of monitoring the progress of the learners. The learners may ask assistance from the teacer via email, telephone, text message/instant messaging, etc. Where possible, the teacher shall do home visits to learners needing remediation or assistance. Any member of the family or other stakeholder in the community need to serve as para-teachers.

Suggested Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms:

  • The use of Learning Resource Materials/Modules in multimedia (slides, video and audio files)
  • Digital Packets (Learning Materials)
  • The use e-learning materials
  • The use of computer-based learning resources

Online Distance Learning

Features the teacher as facilitator, engaging learners’ active participation through the use of various technologies accessed through the internet while they are geographically remote from each other during instruction. The internet is used to facilitate learner-teacher and peer-to-peer communication. Online learning allows live synchronous instruction. It requires participants to have good and stable internet connection. It is more interactive than the other types of distance learning. The responses are realtime. The learners may download materials from the internet, complete and submit assignments online, attend webinars and virtual classes. This is practiced effectively by using a Learning Management System or related technologies. The DepEd Commons and LR Portal fall in this category.

TV/Radio-Based Instruction utilizes SLMs converted to video lessons for Television-Based Instruction and SLMs converted to radio script for RadioBased Instruction.

Distance learning modality is most viable for independent learners, and learners supported by periodic supervision of parents or guardians.

The challenge will be in dealing with learners not capable of independent learning. This is the subject of further discussion within DepEd, and with partners and parents.

Type/Modality/Approach/Strategy

It features the teacher facilitating learning and engaging learners’ active participation using various technologies accessed through the internet while they are geographically remote from each other during instruction. The internet is used to facilitate learner-teacher and peer-to-peer communication. Online learning is a form of live synchronous platform where it requires both parties to have good and stable internet connection. It is often more interactive than the other types of distance learning. The responses is real-time. The learners may download materials from the internet, complete and submit assignments online, attend webinars and virtual classes. This is practiced effectively by using a Learning Management System or related technologies. The use of DepEd Commons and LR Portal falls in this category as both requires internet connectivity to have access.

Suggested Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms:

The use of virtual classrooms e.g. Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology

  • The use of Web-Enhanced Learning Activities
  • Free access to OERs (Open Educational Resources)
  • Access to LR Portals
  • Access to DepEd Commons

Free access and observance of Intellectual Property Rights to some of the educational sites/resources:

  • BrainPop
  • Curiosity Stream
  • Tynker
  • Outschool
  • Udemy
  • iReady
  • Beast Academy (Math)
  • Khan Academy
  • Creative Bug
  • Discovery Education
  • Youtube Channels:
  • Crash Course Kids
  • Science Channel
  • SciSchow Kids
  • National Geographic
  • Free School
  • Geaography Focus
  • TheBrainScoop
  • Kids Learning Tubes
  • Geek Gurl Diaries
  • Mike Likes Science
  • Science Max
  • SoulPancake
  • Online board games
  • e-library (Kindle)

Blended Learning

This refers to a learning delivery that combines face-to-face with any or a mix of online distance learning, modular distance learning, and TV/Radio-based Instruction. Blended learning will enable the schools to limit face-to-face learning, ensure social distancing, and decrease the volume of people outside the home at any given time.

Critical for implementation will be the production of the needed teacher’s and learner’s learning materials (LR Portal and DepEd Commons will be maximized), as well as the support of media institutions like TV and radio stations.

Suggested Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms:

The use of print/non-print learning materials such as but not limited to the following:

  • Modules
  • Worksheets
  • Activity Sheets
  • The use of gadgets for K to 3 SpEd learners

Homeschooling

This is an Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) that aims to provide learners with access to quality basic education through a home-based environment to be facilitated by qualified parents, guardians or tutors who have undergone relevant training. It allows families to educate according to their personal faith, philosophy, and values, and to adjust learning schedules around family schedules and circumstances. However, there remain several issues in its implementation, including the supervision of licensed teachers and alignments with the curriculum. Thus, this modality will be the subject of a later DepEd issuance before its expansion.

Suggested Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms:

  • The use of the print materials/learning resources ( modules, worksheets, activity sheets, etc.)
  • The use of digital packets (learning materials)
DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

Frequently Asked Questions on DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

What is Distance Learning?

This refers to a learning delivery modality where learning takes place between the teacher and the learners who are geographically remote from each other during instruction.

What is Modular Distance Learning?

Learning is in the form of individualized instruction that allows learners to use self-learning modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner and other learning resources like Learner’s Materials, textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials.

What is Online Distance Learning?

It features the teacher facilitating learning and engaging learners’ active participation using various technologies accessed through the internet while they are geographically remote from each other during instruction.

What is Home Schooling?

It is an alternative delivery mode (ADM) that aims to provide learners with equal access to quality basic education through a home-based environment to be facilitated by qualified parents, guardians or tutors who have undergone relevant training.

What is Blended Learning?

This refers to a learning modality that allows for a combination of face to face and online distance learning (ODL), face-to-face and modular distance learning (MDL), face-to-face and TV/Radio-based Instruction (RBI), and face-to-face learning and a combination with two or more types of distance learning.

What is Traditional Face-to-Face Learning?

This refers to a learning delivery modality where the students and the teacher are both physically present in the classroom, and there are opportunities for active engagement, immediate feedback, and socio-emotional development of learners.

What is Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM)?

Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM) are tried and tested alternative modalities of education delivery within the confines of the formal system that allow schools to deliver quality education to marginalized students and those at risk of dropping out in order to help them overcome personal, social and economic constraints in their schooling.

Source/Reference: Department of Education (DepEd)

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14 thoughts on “DepEd Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021”

  1. Hello sir. I’m a grade 12 student and would like to ask what is the definition of learning delivery modality. Would you mind sharing your knowledge with us. Thank you so much this will be a big help for our research paper.

  2. hello, everyone. may I ask on what framework of learning the modular distance learning was grown? i’d really appreciate it if you could enlighten me with this. thank you in advance 🙂

  3. miraflor P.Presillas

    education must continue and there’s no learner left behind.So,Deped is doing the best move to cater everyone’s interest.

  4. Eleonor H. Calayag

    My sincere congratulations to DepEd and to Sir Ilego. I learned a lot of insights from your discussions. I hope there will be more coming up to help our teacherss’ of the new normal gained knowledge and ideas they can impart to their co-teachers and to their students. Keep safe everyone.

  5. Thank you so much sir for enlightening our knowledge regarding the DepEd’s different Learning Delivery Modalities to help us adapt in the new normal and make teaching-learning possible. I’m truly thankful sir. God bless you more!

  6. BENEDICTE FRANCE P. DULMAN

    Benedicte France P. Dulman
    Aug. 25, 2020 at 6:12 a.m.

    Thank you Sir for sharing in public your concepts to support the action research I am suppose to finish. It helps me a lot.

  7. renato orduna

    this work of mr. llego is indeed very essential in the delivery of education during these pandemic times. i may write a thesis about it. thanks sir mark.

  8. Mirasol B. Sandoval

    As educators it is a must now to adapt to this new normal way of teaching. Being inclined in educational technology will surely help engage our flexible learners. Thank you in advance for this opportunity to learn more about our Deped delivery of instructions and modalities.

  9. Eugenia F. Cruz

    Education must not stop, it’s the basic right of an individual to be educated for the improvement of himself and the society he is in. Therefore, in this time of PANDEMIC, I must adhere to the Deped’s modalities on how to deliver the best education to the learners.

  10. Elsa O. Angana

    I will try to adapt this kind of teaching. Since I am wishing to reach out to my students in order to teach during this PANDEMIC , I am thankful that we have this teaching-learning option.

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