SorSU signs MOA with DepEd on Capacity Building on Kotobee Software and Utilization of Electronic Self-directed Interactive Modules (ESelfMo) in Science

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) ceremonial signing between Sorsogon State University (SorSU) and the Department of Education (DepEd) took place today, June 01, 2023, at SorSU Board Room, Sorsogon City Campus.

The MOA symbolizes a shared partnership and collaboration, under SorSUโ€™s ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐๐”๐’๐Ž (๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐  ๐”๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐›๐จ๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐š ๐ฌ๐š ๐’๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ง๐  ๐Ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐จ๐ง), on the capacity building on the use of Kotobee software and utilization of Electronic Self-Directed Interactive Modules (ESelfIMo) in Science, which aims to facilitate directed learning and interactive teaching in the new normal in education.

As a point of reference, the Electronic Self-Directed Interactive Modules (ESelfIMo) in Science is an output of a study on Kotobee software, entitled: โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Œ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง๐˜๐˜”๐˜ฐ: ๐˜Œ-๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง-๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜๐˜š ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ตโ€ย  conducted by Mr. Nestor L. Lasala, Jr. (CoTEdM faculty member and Project Leader), together with Dr. Jhonner D. Ricafort (Vice President for Academic Affairs) and Mr. Jonel B. Prado (College of Information & Communications Technology faculty member – Bulan Campus), intending to explore and highlight the potential of Kotobee software in making self-sufficient and engaging electronic modules accessible for all.

Moreover, the study was presented at local and international research conferences and won the Best Research Paper for Category 2: Digitalization and Flexible Learning at the 5th Sorsogon Development and Extension Conference (SorDeCon 2022), as well as Best Paper Award for Track 4: Teaching, Learning, and Practices during the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference on Emerging and Technology, Education, Management, and Development Studies (2nd IMCETEMDS).

Additionally, the content of ESelfIMo is anchored on DepEdโ€™s Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs), which pertains to the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to develop the studentsโ€™ practical, holistic, and lifelong skills for learning.

Meanwhile, Kotobee software is a digital publishing platform for education, training, and publishing. It is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor, providing keys to create rich, interactive content that runs in different formats (Kotobee, 2022).

SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, represented Sorsogon State University, while Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Jose L. Doncillo, CESO V (DepEd Division of Sorsogon City) represented the Department of Education. Mr. Benjie L. Cadag (Education Program Supervisor in Science) as well as the College of Teacher Education and Midwifery (CoTEdM), headed by SorSU Dr. Alfonso L. Garcia (Dean, CoTEdM), and its faculty members: Mr. Anthony L. Madrazo, Ms. Lizel D. Lerios, Ms. Karen P. Dumo, and Ms. Shayne Kate A. Gozo, were also present during the ceremony.

The MOA signing was witnessed by Dr. Telesforo D. Escoto (Campus Director, SorSU-Sorsogon City Campus) and Dr. Elena D. Hubilla (Chief Education Supervisor, Curriculum Implementation Division). (SorSU PIO)