Education

E-learning here to stay

Electronic- or e-retail is the dominant trend in commerce, and a similar transformation is seen in education, with e-learning or remote or distance learning shaping the Philippine education landscape. The disruption caused by the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which leaves parts of the country under lockdown or quarantine or its many variations, is hastening the evolution …

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Harnessing technology for quality education

PLDT and its subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), have a long-standing commitment to support education in the country. This commitment proves invaluable as the companies’ partner schools continue to struggle with the disruption caused, since over a year ago, by the Covid-19 pandemic. While before the pandemic people were hesitant to adopt new technology, the …

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Reshaping education amid the pandemic

The education sector is one of the many industries permanently altered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. Coursera responded to the sudden need to modify education systems by providing a flexible and inclusive online learning environment, which was widely accepted by people across the globe. In the Philippines, more than 100,000 new learners were welcomed by …

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Despite COVID, Toyota remains committed to education

Education has been a major beneficiary of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. On July 24, 1990, TMP established the TMP Foundation (TMPF), a nonstock and nonprofit organization to implement its CSR initiatives under four pillars: health care, education, rnvironment and community service. TMP and TMPF strongly support the national government’s policy …

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Microsoft training program benefits over 150K Filipinos

Technology giant Microsoft Corp. said over 150,000 Filipinos benefited from its digital skills training program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched last year, the initiative reached over 30 million people from 249 countries and involved online courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft in the areas of customer service, project management and data analysis. “Skills will be …

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Fueling a brighter future for PH

The already considerable toll on the Philippine economy caused by the raging COVID-19 pandemic and the severe lockdowns imposed to contain the disease continues to rise, with more Filipinos forced out of work and businesses either closing down or mightily struggling to survive. Not all is bleak, however, as individuals and institutions have come together …

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IATF urged to reopen schools in low COVID-19 areas

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has called on the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to reopen colleges and senior high schools in areas with low risk of COVID-19 transmission. But the government should retain other options such as homeschooling and online learning for parents who do not want to …

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