Recognizing the impact of technology in the education system, Globe Telecom, through its information and communications technology (ICT) arm Globe Business, and the joint venture of Ayala Education and UK-based education leader Pearson called the Affordable Private Education Center, popularly known as APEC Schools, realizes that the integration of technology and innovative and interactive education could answer issues confronting the Philippine education system.
Working together with APEC Schools, Globe Business targets the ubiquity of evolving trends in technology and its growing base, improving delivery of education, and addressing its difficulties through innovative solutions and devices like the Google Chromebook and the Chrome Management Console.
The Chromebook is a laptop that minimizes complexity, weight, and cost. It brings together the best of Google’s productivity tools with the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome OS. The web-based management console makes it easy to deploy and control users, devices, and apps across a fleet of Chromebooks.
APEC Schools currently has almost 12,000 students who benefit from using Chromebooks provided by Globe Business. “Since opening our Senior High program, we saw the Chromebook as the perfect complement to our proprietary curriculum,” said Alfredo Ayala, Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Education.
Ayala added, “At APEC Schools, we believe that learning is a collaborative process. Most devices we tested were created for individual use, and don’t promote as much interaction with others. With Chromebooks and our Learning Management System, we are able to bring the power of the web to the classroom, helping our students develop the 21st-century skills that today’s employers look for in graduates.”
Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing lauds APEC Schools with their innovative and accessible education scheme, “Education is probably the most impactful long-term development goal that technology can aid. In terms of relevance, Filipinos place education at the top of their priorities as a means to equalize access to opportunities and lift families from poverty. With APEC Schools, a lot more parents can send their children to an environment of improved learning without compromising quality and affordability.”
As a leader in technology, innovation, and digital services, Globe Business partnered with top companies such as D2L, Educube, and Flipside to provide innovative solutions to Philippine schools and give students access to a global learning experience. It has also been advancing education since 2003 with its participation in Text2Teach, conceptualized by Nokia Pearson, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Text2Teach has demonstrated its impact on the education system and its relevance to the Filipino student and teacher through integration of ICT with content.