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KAS Japan would like to explore the interplay between education and technology and how this impacts the future of work for young people in Asia.
The second paper traces the evolution of education policy and strategy for mainstreaming education technology in Philippine schools since the K-12 reform. It looks at the main initiatives undertaken by the Department of Education (DepEd) in increasing the access and use of technology in learning and teaching. The first five sections of the paper will present an analysis of (1) DepEd’s edtech vision and plans, (2) its infrastructure and connectivity roadmap, (3) quality of content, availability, and access to learning resources, (4) digital literacy, skills and competencies, and (5) organizational capacity and governance. The paper attempts to point out gaps between policy rhetoric and policy implementation. These policy implications are discussed in the final sections to help inform the development of more relevant and impactful education technology policies in the future.