Under COMPETE 2, the existing COMPETE Learning System was converted into an Internet-based system. The modules, which form part of the learning system, were field-validated in selected universities in both urban and rural settings in the Philippines to test the applicability of the Internet features of the program. Validation sites were Philippine Normal University in Manila, Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet, Bicol University in Legazpi City, Mariano Marcos State University in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, and University of Regina Carmeli in Malolos, Bulacan.
The revised Internet-based COMPETE materials were disseminated nationwide through two (2) fora organized at SEAMEO INNOTECH in 2004. Copies of the COMPETE materials were distributed, so that the participants can use and reproduce them as inputs for their local in-service teacher training programs, or, possibly, for the implementation of the COMPETE Learning System in their divisions.
The 30 modules of Project COMPETE were deemed equivalent to 18 units of a master’s degree. To complete the required number of units for a master’s degree program, additional modules need to be developed. Thus, a workshop on competency framework was held in December 2004 to guide the development of additional modules. The workshop produced a Competency Chart covering nine (9) general areas of competency. Based on this, 20 additional modules for Project COMPETE will be developed.
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