As the health crisis continues to impact the country, many in the education sector, especially those in vulnerable communities, are having trouble staying digitally connected primarily because of financial constraints. With students and teachers struggling to keep up with the demands of remote learning, Globe is extending free data access to the Globe eLibrary and essential learning platforms of the national government until 2022.
To help make sure that the educational process is not hindered, Globe will extend the offer to cover the school year 2021-2022. The free access was offered by Globe to its customers last year to make it easier for everyone to learn and get resource materials from the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority without incurring data charges on their Globe or TM-powered smartphones.
“We endeavor to help enhance opportunities for self-learning by making quality content available to teachers and students. We hope our customers will take advantage of this free service to DepEd, CHED, and TESDA in cooperation with the DICT and NTC for their online learning requirements,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
DepEd Commons contains online review materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) authored by public school teachers who are subject matter experts. Teachers can retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the content by blending it with a learning management system to deliver a distance learning modality.
It also integrates the Globe eLibrary, an online platform which features eLearning videos and age-appropriate and engaging e-books ranging from storybooks for children and young adults to textbooks on core subjects such as Math, Science, English, Filipino, Music, Arts, among others.