DOST Courseware is a locally-produced, interactive, and highly educational multimedia resource package that offers wide selection to STEM resources.
Resilience amidst the pandemic
In support of the celebration for the 2020 National Science and Technology week (NSTW), DOST-CALABARZON held the #Bangon Webinar Series on Kinabukasan: DOST Courseware.
The resource person, Ms. Josephine S. Feliciano (Science Research Specialist II) explained the components of the courseware in detail. For example, they discussed the origin, history, lessons and resources related to it.
The webinar ran 4 sessions last October 28, 2020 which can be re-watched DOST-CALABARZON Facebook page.
What is DOST Courseware?
DOST Courseware is a science and mathematics e-learning resource that aims to make STEM knowledge accessible and free for students and teachers alike. Developed by the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the software utilizes the use of ICT.
Specifically, the DOST Courseware aims to:
- First is to optimize, streamline, and standardize educational STEM lessons;
- Second, maximize student learning through the use of ICT; and
- Lastly, equip teachers with supplemental tools to assist them in lessons and discussions.
The word courseware was derived from the combination of the words: course + software. Basically, it is an educational software that is free for all.
What lessons can I find on the courseware?
There are 413 lessons available for the MS Windows platform. Additionally, for more information students and teachers may visit the DOST-SEI website.
In 2012, the courseware was finally made available to mobile users. Copare to MS Window, there are 112 total apps for the Mobile Application counterpart. Particularly in Google Play Store which is for Android users.
Following the success of the android launch, it was also uploaded in the Apple Store for iOS users.
Where Can I Access the DOST Courseware?
There are various platforms where it can be accessed. To list some of it are the following:
- Desktop PC
On the other hand, for computer users here are the following directions on how to install the DOST Courseware.
Movers of Science and Mathematics
Certainly, the webinar truly helped struggling teachers and students cope with the hardships of studying remotely. It did not only share resources, but it also shared hope and inspiration to the attendees.
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