The Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS) is a project that has been proposed by the Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau (SWIDB) since 2016. After seven years of pursuing this project, the Bureau has finally completed the ELMS in 2022. The ELMS was developed to provide an alternative mode of training for DSWD internal staff, partners and intermediaries, and to harmonize the learning and development initiatives across all the DSWD offices, bureaus and services (OBS) and Field Offices.
Since the ELMS has completed its development, the whole Department can now develop and run courses through the ELMS. DSWD employees and stakeholders can now access courses and learn about social welfare and development at their own convenience. SWIDB has started conducting introductory sessions to various stakeholders in the Department on how to navigate and create courses within the ELMS in July 2022. A pilot run of the Orientation on the DSWD Handbook of Style followed afterwards in September using the brand new training platform. This pilot run was conducted by SWIDB with 75 participants from Field Office MIMAROPA.
The number of enrolled users in the ELMS continues to grow since its inception with 245 registered users in the learning platform. To further operationalize the ELMS, an orientation session was held on 19 January 2023. This seeks to help the number of registered users grow by familiarizing potential course makers with the ELMS platform. The session was attended by the Knowledge Management (KM) focal persons, and learning and development implementers consisting of 50 participants from the DSWD Field Offices and 30 participants from the DSWD OBS. The course developers will have a capability building activity by February 2022 to prepare them for the pilot run of the respective OBS and FOs starting March 2023.