Thirty (30) Senior High School learners and twelve (12) faculty members of Jordan National High School in Guimaras province participated in the orientation and deployment of STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks.
One unit STARBOOKS computer system loaded with information materials on science and technology was turned over to Jordan National High School today, February 7. Guimaras Provincial S&T Office Director, Mr. Allen Daryl F. Asuelo, led the orientation and deployment activity. The computer was installed with software containing hundreds of thousands of digitized books, livelihood videos, instructional materials for teachers, interactive games, and math and science quizzes. It also contains theses, dissertation, materials on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), and K–12 materials for both students and teachers.
As an interactive kiosk system, STARBOOKS is a stand-alone kiosk, which means it does not require an Internet connection. Likewise, it can accommodate multiple users who can access resources on science, technology, and innovation (STI) simultaneously when STARBOOKS is connected via local wifi or a local area network (LAN). Moreover, system installation, content updates, system support, and training for all users are free.
This project is part of DOST’s program, Community Empowerment on Science and Technology (CEST) with the Municipality of Jordan as the implementing agency. (MASASalazar/Photo by RAGLlaneta/Guimaras PSTO)