TO HELP the education sector address the digital divide in this pandemic environment, Globe has launched GoLearn, the unified, company-wide platform aimed at helping the country achieve 21st century learning.
GoLearn is a platform for everyone who aspires to further 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.
“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,” said KD Dizon, Globe head of small, medium business group, during the virtual launching Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.
Learning platforms at Globe aim to supplement the modules already provided by the teachers to their students so that even during their free time they can further enrich their knowledge and skills.
More than a year into the pandemic, the online learning setup remains a big challenge to students, teachers and parents due to the lack of gadgets, unstable internet connection, lack of learning interaction and parents juggling remote learning and full-time jobs.
In 2020, the Department of Education (DepEd) registered 22.5 million students who enrolled under remote learning from Kinder to Grade 12. Including private institutions, enrolled students reached 27.7 million.
But as of Friday, only about 10.2 million students have enrolled for the upcoming school year 2021-2022, whose opening of classes is on Sept. 30. DepEd targets to achieve the same figure of enrolled students last year.
Supporting Globe’s GoLearn undertaking is digital learning advocate Sen. Joel Villanueva, who said “at this point in time, digital technology is so crucial that our economic recovery success will depend on it.”
“We advocate digital learning and we partner with Globe for the fulfillment of this advocacy,” Villanueva said, adding that interventions such as GoLearn see to it that the knowledge of the youth doesn’t go further down the drain, particularly during these challenging times.
“GoLearn is a digital solution to widen the access to training. With GoLearn, learning is at your fingertips so it’s very convenient,” said Villanueva, who is also chair of the Senate Committee on Higher and Technical and Vocational Education.
Globe and Ayala Group have signified their support for GoLearn.
“With the launch of GoLearn, know that the entire One Globe group is with you to continue to provide affordable connectivity, accessible platforms and a safer learning environment for all,” said Globe president and chief executive officer Ernest Cu.
“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,” added Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman of Ayala Corp. (KOC)