As part of the government's academic initiatives for the new normal, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has introduced the PHL CHED Connect application, which offers college-level course materials for free.
The website will allow students and professors to continue the teaching and learning process despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I have always asserted over the past months that learning must continue, quarantine or no quarantine," said CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III during its online launch. "It is everybody’s responsibility to ensure that learning must continue to all possible flexible purposes during and after this pandemic."
PHL CHED Connect gives users access to more than 1,100 education resources in PDF and video that includes flexible learning strategies, open access books, and categories such as engineering, information technology, business, fine arts, and architecture.
According to De Vera, local universities (University of the Philippines, STI College, etc) and foreign schools pitched in to expand the database. An approver reviews and analyzes if the uploaded content is suitable before making it available for viewing.
"For this school year, the commission will fund the development of content so that different faculty members and universities, after looking at the resources shared by our top universities, will start developing their own."
Visit the PHL CHED Connect online app by clicking here.