Globe Business Showcases New 5G Learning Possibilities at De La Salle Lipa
Globe Business recently showcased how 5G technology can revolutionize learning during a Demo Day held at the De La Salle Lipa (DLSL), the first Philippine school to have its own 5G tower and experience its capabilities.
Globe Business held a Demo Day at the De La Salle Lipa to showcase 5G use cases relevant to learning.
Students, faculty and staff from DLSL graced the event, where Globe showcased 5G applications. It was the culmination of an eight-month Intelligent Campus Program that aimed to show the benefits of 5G for education.
Three 5G use cases were presented during the activity, including the Interactive Board, Desktop Virtualization and Multiview Broadcast.
The Interactive Board, developed in partnership with ESCO PTE LTD, is a classroom tool that provides an intuitive and interactive teaching method, enabling DLSL to conduct classes simultaneously for physically present and remote students. At the demo, Globe showcased a feature that allows both physical and virtual attendees to write notes inside the preferred platform.
The demo received positive feedback, with participants saying, "it's like writing on a real whiteboard,” “it was fun and easy to use,” and "it was refreshing.” Another user said “the Interactive Board will be very helpful especially in classes that require computations as it serves as physical proof of how education can be pushed to its full potential.”
Students also tried out the use of 5G in virtualization. The demo involved Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), implemented in partnership with Microsoft Philippines and Crayon. Azure Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service powered by Microsoft Azure. It allows storage or hosting of an application in the cloud, streaming the virtual environment, or transmitting the visual output on any screen such as a smartphone, smart TV or computer.
With the software hosted in the cloud, it becomes easily accessible during learning sessions, eliminating the need for students to have large CPU storage capacities on their devices, which are costly. This was well received by the students, one of whom commented, "it is amazing that we can utilize heavy-duty apps without having to buy a gaming laptop or desktop."
Also tested during the demo was Multi-view Broadcast, developed in partnership with SMS Global Technologies, Inc. Multi-view Broadcast is a technology that can be used for live streaming or broadcasting of sports events or school programs using the 4K, 8K, and 360 types of cameras over Globe's 5G network for a more immersive viewing experience. It can also be tapped for remote learning, so students can watch live streaming of classes from anywhere.
Globe also showed what Multi-view Broadcast can do in sports events.
Showcased at the demo was the AI ball tracking feature that automatically zooms and pans to the ball whenever it moves, in the case of a sporting event. It also allows watching from different angles. This enhances the viewer’s experience, as they feel more included and connected in remote events.
One student commented: “It is nice to have witnessed its real-time broadcasting, which enhances our connection and inclusion with remote events.” Another said “we were able to watch the play smoothly since it focuses and zooms automatically.” Another thought the Multi-view Broadcast was “exciting because I can watch from different angles.”
“This program is a prime example of how Globe Business is working towards bringing the benefits of 5G technology to various industries, including education. Our partnership with DLSL demonstrates how 5G can enhance the learning experience for students and faculty, as well as improve the overall efficiency of the school administration. We are proud to play a part in establishing DLSL as a 5G Center of Excellence in the Academe, and we are excited to collaborate with new partners to bring the power of 5G to more communities and industries,” said KD Dizon, Head of MSME Group, Globe Business.
Globe is committed to delivering improved customer service and reliable, consistent data services to its customers. 5G technology is capable of delivering internet speeds up to 100 times faster, making it suitable for video streaming and gaming.
As of the end of 2022, Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage has reached 97.2% in the National Capital Region and 90.2% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. This is a significant milestone in the company's journey to provide 5G connectivity to as many people as possible.
As a technology enabler for the education sector, Globe Business aims to uplift education towards 21st-century learning through programs and solutions that enable a new learning ecosystem.
For more details about Globe’s education initiatives, services, and offers, visit www.globe.com.ph/education.