Japanese tech firm boosts digital learning in PH

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A JAPANESE education technology (EdTech) company has expanded its teaching and learning materials as the country resumes its face-to-face classes after more than two years in hiatus.

Yusuke Takagi, chief executive officer of Quipper Philippines, said the company is committed to helping narrow the digital divide in the education sector by helping teachers, students and parents maximize the opportunities of digital learning.

The Philippines’ education sector has seen significant shifts over the last two years. The Covid-19 outbreak forced educators and over 27 million students to shift to several alternative learning modalities such as remote and blended learning modalities to cope with the situation.

This reality amplified the importance of using technology to allow remote learning.

“Nowadays, educational institutions need to provide their students with more engaged learning experiences while ensuring their well-being and meaningful connections. All these elements are critical for a successful learning experience now and in the future. Leveraging the right technology and platform can help educators transition to all types of setups for learning,” said Takagi.

New content offering for Math, English, Science, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan for kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 have been added since June this year.

Takagi also announced new content offering for this school year, including Oh Strand that is composed of eight subjects such as Business Math and Principles of Marketing.

It also has ready-made contents for Grades 4-10 on subjects Math, English, Filipino, Science, Araling Panlipunan and Grades 11-12 core subjects with improved version aligned with the Department of Education’s Most Essential Learning Competencies.

Quipper Philippines combines user-friendly technology with relevant and engaging content to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences.

It currently offers three solution offerings—the basic Quipper Learning Management System with parent portal and service support features; Quipper School Premium, which enables students to access lectures, assessments, and downloadable study guides in portable document format or PDF files anytime; and Quipper Video, which has all these features plus access to video lessons.

Prior to the pandemic, Quipper, according to Takagi, already had a healthy partnership with various schools and learning institutions in the country and this was further heightened during the global lockdown.

“When the pandemic started, we made sure that we could help our partner schools to implement and transition to the new remote learning dynamics. Our e-learning solutions provide teachers with teaching guides, editable presentation slides, and other resources to support their daily lessons. We also provide downloadable study guides for students as alternatives to textbooks and video lessons,” said Takagi.

Quipper started with more than 30 schools in the Philippines. Cebu, Takagi said, “is one of our priorities and we hope to expand our mission to more partners.”

Currently, Quipper has 316,239 teachers and reaches 5,000,000 students worldwide. It has more than 5,982 video content and 69,572 quiz questions.

It has more than 600 employees around the globe and operates in six countries: Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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