Newly launched ‘GoLearn’ program bridges the gaps in digital learning
The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, affected many aspects of life as we know it. Perhaps one of the biggest changes is the shift from learning in the classroom to digital learning from home. Millions of students and teachers across the nation have had to transition to this new platform and mode of instruction, since the pandemic has kept school campuses in the Philippines from reopening. Parents of learners, too, have had to keep up, providing the necessary gadgets and connectivity resources, as well as standing in as default teachers/tutors. For some families, the adjustment has been fairly seamless; for others, however, it has been riddled with challenges.
Globe’s GoLearn is a beneficial platform for everyone who aims to enrich their education. It promotes continuous learning and further bridges the digital gaps in the education landscape in the country via access to connectivity solutions, learning platforms, and solutions. Moreover, GoLearn provides affordable connectivity, accessible platforms, and a safer learning environment for all.
Bridging the digital learning gap
During its online event launch, Globe tackled some of the challenges to digital learning, as raised by its guest panel of educator-parents from various regions, nationwide. Among the challenges cited were the lack of gadgets; internet connection; lack of time or insufficient subject knowledge for parents to tutor their children; and inadequate space at home for a conducive learning set-up.
“Parents and teachers go through great lengths every day just to make sure learning doesn’t stop,” KD Dizon, Globe Head of Small and Medium Business Group, pointed out. “It is our commitment in Globe to work with the whole education sector to bring forth everyone’s aspiration for better education, ensuring that learning never stops for all, wherever they are, regardless of their status. This is the heart of GoLearn – Globe’s unified initiative to bring together products, programs, services, and solutions that will empower the whole learning ecosystem,” Dizon stressed.
Advocating continuous learning
Meanwhile, digital learning advocate Sen. Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva, Chairman of the Philippine Senate’s Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development Committee, and the Higher and Technical and Vocational Education Committee; and Tonisito C. Umali Undersecretary of Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and School Sports of the Department of Education also lent their staunch support to the advocacy.
“We advocate digital learning and we partner with Globe for the fulfillment of this advocacy,” Villanueva said, as he pointed out the very real possibility of “learning loss” due to the shift to digital. “That’s why importante ang mga ginagawa o gagawin pa nating mga interventions para hindi tuluyang bumaba ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan. Makakatulong dito ng malaki ang initiative ng Globe to ensure na tuloy-tuloy ang learning ng mga bata. GoLearn is a digital solution to widen the access to training. With GoLearn, learning is at your fingertips kaya very convenient.”
Raising the quality of education
“We hope you’re as excited as us to really raise the quality of education in the country together. With the launch of GoLearn, know that the entire One Globe group is with you to continue to provide affordable connectivity, accessible platforms, and safer learning environment for all,” Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO said, as he emphasized the importance of enabling online learning.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Ayala Corporation, also expressed his enthusiasm over Globe’s GoLearn initiative. “The Ayala Group gives its full support to Globe’s GoLearn program as it provides enabling solutions that propel the education sector to progressive digital learning,” he shared, by way of a message.
Globe’s GoLearn is all about bridging the gap, and technology helps to do this. #GoLearnWithGlobe, para tuloy ang learning, tuloy ang bukas. To know more about GoLearn, visit www.globe.com.ph/education.