A new House Bill has been filed that aims to institutionalize the open electronic learning school system that allows students to receive the educational services they need without having to go to their classes regularly.
The House Bill 4161, authored by Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City), defines the open electronic learning school system as “a system of delivering educational services to high school, college and advance studies students utilizing print, radio, television and computer-based communications, satellite broadcasting, teleconferencing, and other multimedia learning and teaching technologies without going to classes regularly.”
Once the Bill is enacted into law, the new system will allow students to study on their own without having to regularly attend class in conventional classrooms. Students can use the Internet and other multimedia technologies as a learning alternative.
“The prevalence of computers or the so called artificial intelligence and the rapidly changing society and the demand to be globally competitive cannot be ignored. It has to be addressed by keeping at par with the high tech genre,” Tambunting said.
“This measure would enable the youth including adults to overcome geographical, socioeconomic and or physical constraints to the completion of secondary and tertiary education including advance studies,”
The proposed act will cover the public secondary and tertiary educational institutions with existing distance learning programs and all other such institutions that shall later be authorized as qualified to implement the system.