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Digitizing folktales of the indigenous peoples into Multimedia Based Learning System (MBLS) anchored in tradigital pedagogy can foster enhanced memory retention, improved values formation, increased socio-cultural awareness, and strengthened intergenerational tie among the young. Using Cybernetic Tradition of Communication and Participatory Communication Approach (PCA), the study transformed a folktale into an interactive and engaging pedagogical learning material developing a MBLS board game and a courseware. The study digitized one of the oral narratives of the Pidlisan Indigenous Peoples Organizaton in Sagada, Mountain Province - the one titled, “Ang Pinagmulan ng Fidelisan (The Origin of Fidelisan)” which reflects the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) of the tribe. Through PCA, the MBLS was named “Pidlisan: A Cultural Quest.” The MBLS development underwent the processes of production, implementation, and evaluation. Under the production phase, the research was able to produce a culturally rooted board game, playing cards, a PowerPoint Presentation, and a courseware to complete the MBLS. The MBLS was implemented and evaluated from Pidlisan schools namely the Aguid Elementary School (AES), Bangaan Elementary School (BES), and Fidelisan Elementary School (FES). The MBLS exhibited an effective transmission of indigenous knowledge, values, and practices through tradigitalism as manifested in the pathway of intergenerational ties. The MBLS, an alternative platform for learning folktales in particular and culture in general, creates an interactive and engaging venue for education and social consciousness. Furthermore, the cybernetic lens employing the Shannon and Weaver’s Mathematical Communication Model was used to analyze the systems and units in the tradigitalism framework of the study. It revealed that intergenerational ties may be enacted and manifested if the communication system is properly implemented. The study also encourages yPidlisan to continue living their traditional culture to facilitate more efficient transmission of culture among the younger generation with the aid of appropriate and modern strategies.
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