Track: Information Technology
The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to bring the entire world to its knees. It has struck the Philippines and exposed the Department of Education’s dilemma in implementing technological capabilities. In spite of the fact that the education sector has adopted the use of Learning Management Systems, the Department of Education has trailed in this direction due to the fact that many of the public-school students cannot easily cope up with such technological advancement considering their financial capabilities. As a matter of fact, the department opted to implement modular classes through distribution of self-learning kits, citing the impossibility of conducting classes through the use of internet at this point in time. This research focuses on assessing the capabilities of common e-Learning platforms used by public schools in the Department of Education, Region III, Division of Pampanga. It also focuses in developing a tailored-fit platform to reduce the data charges incurred by stakeholders and base the features according to the requirements and needs of the Department of Education, Region III, Division of Pampanga. According to the results of this study, the utilization of Virtual DOM and Base64 in the tailored-fit platform has significantly reduced the data charges incurred compared to using common e-Learning Platforms.