No More Bookish only Cookies?
The Department of Education have a plan to remove all book pages on public schools and replace them with a lot of cookies or web pages or e-books stuff on one tablet PC per student to alleviate the growing burden of every public school students carrying many books on their bags, as reports said. This is indeed a good idea, however, her are still pitfalls to this plan, like eye strains brought by the computer radiation when one is using it daily wherein children have no ample access to vitamins A and C to combat the effects of too much focus on computer screens especially the financially poor students; damage of the tablet PC brought by the curiosity and irresponsibleness of children or their parents or siblings in their respective family unless the Department of education have contingency plans for such scenarios.
Even though the reports said that the proposed tablet PC only cost 3,000 pesos or $70 per each, the Department of education should still have more additional budgets for such scenarios as I have mentioned earlier, else it would be another big problems the Philippines will encounter, the problem now is where to get a large sum of budget for this project continually. Yes, a continual budget because tablet PCs are not always flexible and durable compare to books or printed learning materials which are flexible whether there is a power supply or not and whatever the weather is; they are always dependable and reliable. The only problem with the books is their weight and how to carry them without hassles. But on tablet PCs, there are possible technical problems arising from them and from improper usage of it, thus, there is also a problem and burden using tablet PCs though outwardly they may project improve, easy, quick and hassle free utilization and application of it on the departments of learning or education.
Still, the Department of education has a problem to problem with though they wanted to eliminate problems on books and on the learning capacity of every Filipino child.
The bottom-line is learning is still dependent on the determination and interest of the student or children or person to learn and be a wise and competent individual, and it does not rely entirely on the learning materials. For though, you may have high-tech learning facilities and materials, if the person or children or student is not willing to learn or not inclined to gain knowledge and understanding and have other interests and aspirations than going to school, still one’s high-tech learning facilities will not be effective and sufficient.