Case Study: San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite

About the School

San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite (SSCRdC) is a Catholic institution offering basic and higher education programs, including a graduate school for business. It was founded in 1966 by the Order of Augustinian Recollects, and has been considered as one of the oldest private institutions owned by a religious congregation in the province.

About Cerebro

Cerebro is an edtech startup providing ready-made lessons, quizzes, test banks, and e-books for schools, allowing their teachers to reduce the time spent on preparation so they can focus on the actual delivery of the teaching and learning process.

The Problem

SSCRdC experienced difficulties in monitoring the performance of their teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic which began in 2020. Initially, their teachers resorted to creating their own e-learning sites using Google Classroom, but this did not allow the school administrators to check how the actual teaching and learning process was conducted, and they were not able to ensure the alignment of the class materials uploaded by the teachers to the official curriculum mandated by the Department of Education (DepEd).

The Solution

Cerebro assisted SSCRdC in implementing a centralized learning management system for the school’s two campuses, giving school administrators the ability to access each teacher’s individual course pages and see whether the school’s academic policies are being followed in all classes. Cerebro also provided the teachers with ready-made lesson presentations, quizzes and e-books which are already aligned with DepEd’s Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs).

The Outcome

With the help of Cerebro, SSCRdC was able to ensure its compliance to DepEd Order no. 13, series of 2020, which contains the government-mandated education standards for online distance learning. It was also able to reduce the amount of time spent by each teacher in preparing their own teaching materials by up to 2 hours per day, which sums up to around 400 hours for the entire school year.