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PLDT Enterprise advances Ateneo de Cebu’s e-Learning initiatives

Ateneo de Cebu and PLDT Enterprise partner to enable remote learning for its teachers and students.

 • Jul 20, 2020

PHOTO: Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu in Cebu City, Philippines

Manila, Philippines [20 July 2020] – With face-to-face classes temporarily postponed given the ongoing global pandemic, educational institutions have been busy ramping up solutions in administering online education for the upcoming academic year. Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu in Visayas is among the educational institutions leveraging on technology solutions to continue learning for its students during this time.

Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-ADC) has recently partnered with PLDT Enterprise in its move toward providing digital education. With the tie-up, Ateneo de Cebu will employ Microsoft Education Suite, an e-Learning solution with educational tools that facilitate remote learning while allowing teachers to connect with their students both inside and outside school walls.

“Nowadays, the students are technologically savvy, so the challenge is on us to help bring their e-Learning to the same level or even beyond. While we don't know when the pandemic will end, PLDT Enterprise stands ready to assist in addressing the challenges faced by the academe, as well as in pushing the boundaries of education in the Philippines by providing the latest tools for distance learning," said Jimmy Chua, AVP and Head of Corporate Relationship Management of PLDT Enterprise – Visayas.

Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu obtained Microsoft Education licenses for the use of all their teachers and students. Through the Learning Management System (LMS), SHS-ADC will deliver instructional materials via SharePoint, Teams and mobile devices on the user-friendly Microsoft 365 platform, as well as hold classes in online classrooms. Teachers and students can also meet virtually using Microsoft Teams with access to the Office 365 collaboration and productivity apps.

Fr. Manuel A. Uy, Jr. S.J., School President of Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu said, "These are uncertain times we live in right now, but one thing is certain: Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu's continuing commitment to provide a quality education to our students. With this commitment comes the flexibility to change the delivery of learning as the need arises. PLDT Enterprise’s long-standing reputation and support make it the reliable partner in ensuring that digital learning technologies work when our students attempt to access them."

Before the academic year begins, students and their parents will need to be prepared for this new method of learning and to be familiarized with processes, tools and expectations, which are essential for their online learning success. As part of the engagement, PLDT Enterprise will produce educational materials to orient the students and their parents in understanding what is expected and needed for their digital education.

In addition, SHS-ADC is working proactively to ensure the reliability of the student technology infrastructure and to make sure that the e-Learning initiatives will work for both students and faculty. SHS-ADC upgraded its campus connectivity by expanding their internet connectivity solutions, giving teachers who live near the campus easy access in using the school's facilities to provide online materials to their students.

In the advent of online education, PLDT Enterprise aims to redefine the future of learning through its continuous engagements with universities, colleges, schools, and learning institutions across the country so no learner is left behind.

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