This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.

process of comparing an organization’s or company’s best practices to that of other organizations or companies using objective and subjective criteria. The process compares programs and strategic positions of competitors of exemplary organizations to those in the company reviewing its status for use as reference points in the formation of organization decisions and objectives. Comparing how an organization or company performs a specific activity with methods of a competitor or some other organization doing the same thing is a way to identify the best practice and to learn how to lower costs, reduce defects, increase quality, or improve outcomes linked to organization or company excellence.
Source: Business Encyclopedia
are eligible scholars enrolled/granted TVET scholarship (e.g. UAQTEA or STEP).
Source: TESDA Circular No. 064 s.2021; TESDA Circular No. 092 s. 2019
Best Practice
management practices and work processes that lead to outstanding or top-class performance and provide examples for others.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009
Best Regional Office (BRO) Award
an award given to the TESDA Regional Office that excelled in the effective supervision, coordination, integration and implementation and monitoring of TVET programs within their region. It shall also be in line with TESDA's commitment and thrust as a quality-assured and corrupt-free organization.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 047 s. 2021
Best Training Institution Award
an award given to the TESDA Training Institution that excelled in the effective administration and implementation of TVET programs offered by their training institution.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 047 s. 2021
Bilateral Agreement / Bilateral Technical Assistance Program
are program offerings under bilateral and multilateral agreements, various technical cooperation programs, including special programs. Some of these programs are organized through Foreign Scholarship Training Program (FSTP) under Executive Order No. 402.
Source: Memorandum No. 209, s. of 2020, TESDA-OP-AS-01
Bilateral Cooperation/Agreement
is an agreement signed between two countries in an effort to share resources in an area of common interests.
Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System (BSRS)

refers to the online registration system that incorporates facial recognition biometric technology in the implementation of the TESDA Scholarship Programs involving the processes of learner registration, attendance monitoring, administration of training/assessment, and reporting

Source: TESDA Circular No. 004, s. 2024
Blended eLearning
the refers to a learning or training event or activity where e-Learning, in its various forms, is combined with more traditional forms of training such as classroom training.
Source: Ryu, Hikyoung and Parsons, David, Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies as cited in TESDA Circular No. 062 s. 2020 combination of multiple approaches to learning. Learning in a classroom situation may be blended with learning from Internet resources. Numerous combinations are possible.
Source: Padolina, Sapala, and Westergaard, 2007 as cited in TESDA Circular No. 062 s. 2020
Blended Learning Program
a strategic and systematic approach to combining times and modes of learning, integrating the best aspects of face-to-face and online.
Source: Saliba, Rankine, and Cortes, 2013, as cited in TESDA Circular No. 104 s. 2019 the formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through the online delivery of content and instruction, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location. Blended learning includes an intentional shift to online instructional delivery for a portion
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