As part of its advocacy to promote the use information and communications technology (ICT) in uplifting the quality of education in the country, Globe Telecom supported the recently held TechTutor III: Paradigm Shift in ICT Learning to Reach the Unreached organized by InfoChat, an online information center on news, updates and opinions about issues concerning the Philippine IT industry.
The 2-day seminar attended by over 8,500 participants composed of learners, educators, experts and parents showcased the latest hardware, software, and technology-aided teaching skills to further enhance the quality of education in the country. It promoted mobile accessibility of information, communities’ general interest for communication, and usage of multisensory tools in facilitating diverse learning strategies. It also introduced a range of gadgets that can be a significant means for personal learning such as mobile computers, e-books, mobile devices and more.
Educator and business technology expert Jerry Liao, management and IT consultant Ruben Canlas Jr., and video editor and post-production supervisor John Wong spoke about various topics on ICT and education such as Mobile Environments in Learning; The Current State of the Net; Social Networks become Learning Strategies; ICT – Practical Teaching and Learning Strategies; Bringing a Global Perspective to Classrooms, among others.
As a staunch advocate of ICT and its impact to national development, Globe continues to develop mobile and internet technology solutions through Globe Bridging Communities, its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, to help raise the bar of the Philippines’ educational system, address Barangay peace-keeping, promote micro-enterprises, make environmental conservation advocacy more efficient and provide national government inexpensive and fast means to deliver social services.