Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS): The DepEd Learning Portal
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With so many teaching and learning resources available online, it’s easy to overlook the materials that are right within our own “cyber backyard.” Take, for instance, The Department of Education (DepED) Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS). The LRMDS is an online library of downloadable and free teaching and learning materials that are tied with the national curriculum to ensure relevance and appropriateness to the Filipino experience.
Learning becomes meaningful when the lessons are framed in situations that are familiar to the learner. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been let down by some of the free learning resources I have found on the Web. While the materials might be well-organized and thoroughly explained, they sometimes lack the relevance that would allow the students to observe and apply what they have just learned to their environment. This is especially true for science and social studies. For example, a lesson about the ecosystem would be more meaningful if it talks about the interdependence of living things in the mangrove forests in Palawan instead of the Florida Everglades. Lessons about nationalism and civic duty are more significant when they focus on the sacrifices of the Filipino police force than, say, New York City firefighters. But ready-made lessons and modules for the Philippine setting are hard to find online. DepEd’s LRMDS portal might change all that.
You don’t need to register or log in to access all the learning resources and modules on DepEd’s LRMDS. Registration allows you to post on the forums as well as share any learning materials that you have created yourself. The home page has a search box and graphical menu for finding resources. There are two ways to search for learning resources. One is by Learning Area (Araling Panlipunan, English, Mathematics, Mother Tongue, Science, etc.) which you can access by clicking on The Catalogue. Another is by grade level by clicking the K to 12 menu. Currently there are learning resources for K-10.
On the home page are options that will let you create your own learning materials using more than 5000 photos, illustrations, video and audio files using the Media Gallery (“Create), access Open Education Resources and online learning programs (“Learn”), and share ideas with other educators and provide feedback (“Share”). Only the Create and Share areas are accessible at the moment. Clicking on Share will take you to an online forum. There is not a lot of discussion going on, and some topic folders are flooded with spam. The DepEd tech guys might want to look into that.
The Video and Audio sections of the Media Gallery look woefully empty, save for a couple of videos (one of which is a tutorial on navigating the LRMDS site) and a lone audio book. The Images section is only a little better; frankly I can’t imagine how the images would come up to five thousand. To navigate the images, you will need to click on the categories on the left side of the screen, with subcategories appearing on the right. Some categories will have way more images than others. Under the Business and Enterprise and Humanities categories you’ll have your pick of 200-plus illustrations, while History has a paltry three. Nonetheless, it’s convenient to find images that are pertinent to Filipino culture, such as drawings of bukayo, puso (hanging rice), vinta boats, and illustrations that depict Filipino traditions like pagmamano and pangangaluluwa.
The learning modules are where the LRMDS portal holds real promise. For each grade level from K-10, there are curriculum guides for each subject area, as well as complete modules for topics covered in the guides. I can only surmise (and I could be spectacularly mistaken) that the modules here are the same ones handed out to students who are under the DepEd’s Home Study or Alternative Learning System programs. The modules are available for download as PDF files. I downloaded a few modules and taken screenshots to give you an idea of their content. The modules appear to the complete and comprehensive. Each module contains a description of the module, learning objectives, activities or experiments (in the case of science modules), and pre- and post-tests. Photos and illustrations add visual appeal and help explain abstract concepts.
I whole-heartedly endorse the free resources provided by the DepEd’s LMRDS portal. Granted, the site may seem like a work-in-progress, but I appreciate all the effort that’s been put to create a free online resource that’s accessible to anyone with an Internet-capable device. Unless otherwise specified, all media files, learning modules, and other content on the LRMDS site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Philippines License.
Can i apply to be a member
Yes, Rita. In fact, anyone can be a member. You just need to register your email adress.
how to avail
i want to register.
Simply click on the Register option near the top right corner of the home page.
I want to register
Click on the Register menu item on the upper right hand corner of the LRMDS Homepage to create your LRMDS account.
ngregister na ko kaso wlang activation link., issend dw sa email ko., unfortunately., wla pa din.,
Try mo i-click yung “Gey Your Activation Link” sa upper right corner ng webpage window. Keep doing so until you get your link.
sir saan po makikita ung “get your Activation link?..sa lrmds webpage po bah o sa gmail?
I cannot get my activation link in my account
Click on “Get Your Activation Link” on the upper right corner of the homepage until you receive an activation link. If that one still fails, contact the site administrator.
Tnx to lrmds
Got a problem in registering…little help please….
do I need the deped email to download the modules?
You need to be logged on, therefore a registered user, to be able to download the modules. That was the case the last time I used the site, which was a year ago.
why do i have invalid credentials when i attempt to login
why cant I access the curriculum guide in arts for gr. 5 even if I am already a member?
It keeps on saying..invalid credentials. are there de activation in our registration if we re not frequently visit the site?
Good day admin. I have been a member of LRMDS and downloaded materials for my classroom use, just recently, i tried to login but i alway have, “Invalid Credentials”. What might be the problem why I am seeing this message on the login portal? Please help me… quite frustrated… thanks.
Hi, Christine. You could try emailing the website administrator for this
i cannot download some of the tg, activity sheets..it says, “unauthorized”… how can I be “authorized the ones that i need example General biology I…thank u
“how can i be authorized to download the ones that i need?” Sorry for the wrong grammar..
Hi, Tere. Your grammar is perfect. But I’m afraid I cannot help you with downloading. Try contacting the website administrator for that.
how can i create, post or share my own materilas
di po ako maka log in kasi “invalid credentials po ang lumalabas.Ano po gagawin ko?
I suggest you contact the website administrator.
bakit ayaw ako maka view or download?
i want to be a member
My account was disabled. What should I do?
Good morning po..Di po aq mkalog in disabled po lumalabas..
You may need to contact the webmaster of the LRMDS site po.
im already a member but i cant download the resources
Sorry po. Hindi ko po alam. Please seek help from the website’s admin. Or you can try this one: https://juancarlossarmient0.wixsite.com/lrmds
im already a member but i cant download the resources. how will i download the resources?
good morning. pano po ba mag check ng email pra ma activate yung accoun?
Why I can’t open/access the other materials/content in ldrms? Like it says “Ooops.. Sorry!, You are not authorized to access this content.”
Is there any special membership here in ldrms?
Hi, Karen. I don’t know what’s going on, but many people have been experiencing this problem since 2016. The same goes for the DOST Courseware for Math and Science. It seems the transition to the new administration has not been smooth; the DOST Courseware was a very promising initiative that seems to have stalled. You could try accessing through the LRMDS portals of local DepEd units, like the DepEd Manila LRMDS portal
Here is another local LRMDS portal Malaybalay LRMDS portal . No login necessary.
hi admin, I have registered already my deped email to lrmds unfortunately I didn’t receive any activation link..I have tried also resending the activation link but it says account does not need an activation..what should I do?
pls. help how to download the file from LRMDS site
LRMDS is very important to all teachers.
That is correct, sir. I’m grateful for the free access to students, parents, and teachers. I hope that they update it more often and that the new modules will be available soon.
why do i receive error notification like:
deped learning portal oooops sorry you are not authorized to access this content… to some of the links from the resources?
Hi, Sam. I have no idea. I suggest you contact the website administrator.