Globe acknowledges that quality education is a driver of economic development, thus encouraging parents and students to explore the rich content of its Globe eLibrary to enrich their online learning.
Globe eLibrary’s mobile app and website (https://globeelibrary.ph/) contain hundreds of English classic titles, age-appropriate storybooks, eLearning videos, and other resource materials that can be viewed online or downloaded for later use as students do not have access to traditional libraries at the moment.
The Globe eLibrary is rich in English classics from various literary genres such as such as well-known Shakespearean tragedies Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar; Robert Louis Stevenson’s travel memoir, Across the Plains; Moliere’s theatrical comedy, Tartuffe (The Hypocrite), Anthony Hope’s collection of short stories and novelettes, Tales of Two People; Oscar Wilde’s Essays and Lectures; and Mary Shelley’s science fiction/horror Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus), among others.
Despite the general perception that Filipinos are good in English, the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed that the reading ability of 15-year old Filipino students is way below their counterparts in neighboring countries such as Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
The Philippines’ mean score in the Overall Reading Literacy Scale was only at 340 points, two levels lower than the OECD average of 487 points. This means that 80% of Filipino students struggle with a text of moderate length. The report also showed the same dismal results for Math and Science.
“We want to promote the love of reading among the youth so they may achieve their full potential. Reading helps strengthen the brain and build vocabulary, and provides the needed mental exercise for a better understanding of the written word, especially a widely-used foreign language like English,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Globe eLibrary is a component of the Global Filipino Schools, a long-term educational initiative of Globe that seeks to transform public schools into centers of ICT excellence and innovative teaching methods, in order to set the stage for 21st Century learning. Currently, it is able to help around 14,000 students, teachers, and parents with their online learning needs, with 120 varied content downloads daily.
The Globe eLibrary can also be accessed through DepED Commons (https://commons.deped.gov.ph/) which has around 9.6 million users. DepEd Commons is an online platform for public school teachers in support of distance learning. Both the Globe eLibrary and DepEd Commons are free to access by all active Globe customers even if they do not have any “mobile data” credits.
Download the Globe eLibrary mobile app on Google Play store or the App store, or visit the website at https://globeelibrary.ph.
The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4 on the provision of quality education and UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
To know more about Globe sustainability efforts, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html