April 21, 2021 – To further improve the delivery of the learning modalities at the regional level, the Department of Education (DepEd) – Bicol Region guided its teaching and non-teaching personnel on the use of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio to augment Open Education Resources.

Spearheaded by the DepEd Edtech Unit of the Central Office and ICT Unit of Schools Division Office of Ligao City, the webinar workshop equipped the participants with basic skills and usage of OBS on creating offline video materials.

“The central and field offices need to collaborate in improving and enriching the quality of the distance learning. We need to be ready to digitalize our delivery of education in the succeeding years,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

“Information and Communications Technology will help us in the long run as we continuously provide basic education to learners, including the Last Mile Schools in the country,” she added.

The initiative was also in line with Secretary Briones’ directives to ensure the delivery of quality and accessible basic education by bridging digital gaps and focusing on ICT-assisted teaching-learning, administration, and governance.

Various experts from the field of Information and Communications Technology shared their respective knowledge to assist the participants in creating their offline learning materials for their learners.

“The offering of training and upskilling activities such as this, the ones that provides additional knowledge and skills on technology to maximize the use of communication platforms for teaching and learning is what we really need in these very challenging times,” DepEd Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad shared.

“Teachers and DepEd personnel alike really need this training. I appreciate the efforts of our personnel from the Regional Office especially to the ICT Unit for spearheading this activity,” he added.

Aside from the online features of the OBS, the webinar also introduced the essential things to take into consideration when live streaming on social media pages using the platform.

The three-day webinar and workshop were participated by the teachers from different field studies, Education Program Supervisors, Module writers, and editors.

Open Education Resources Utilization on the Use of OBS Studio in Teaching and Learning, Manipulation of Tools and Application of Basic Open Education Resources, and creation of Interactive Instructional Video Lessons are among the expected outputs from the participants.