Globe has joined forces with Cebu Doctors' University (CDU) in the Philippines to create a “future-ready institution” designed to provide digital education solutions and enhanced data connectivity.
The partnership will centre around the technology provider’s GoWiFi and myBusiness offerings, amid plans to overhaul digital capabilities at a campus-wide level.
Through GoWiFi, Globe will enable CDU students and teachers to access online educational materials and references as well as collaborate online.
GoWiFi goes to market as Globe's public WiFi service, which is accessible in over 2000 establishments nationwide, including major malls, airports and coffee shops, in addition to convenience stores, transportation terminals and schools.
“The new generation of technology-savvy students and teachers use the internet as a tool for communication, learning, and information,” said Cleo Santos, vice president of Globe myBusiness. “We at Globe realise this, that is why we continue to help communities and schools like CDU to embrace the convenience and advantages brought about by digital technology.”
Meanwhile, Santos said Globe myBusiness is designed to equip CDU with digital tools such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for “enhanced security”.
All campus entry points are now serviced with RFID-enabled turnstiles, backed by a RFID reader monitoring system which records the time, location and date of entry of each student and faculty member.
Through a mobile app, Santos said parents can “easily track” if their children have entered the school premises, with RFID readers also placed in libraries and restricted areas.
“Globe continues to fulfil its vision of helping create an interactive and competitive learning environment for Philippine schools by introducing world-class educational solutions made possible by technology,” Santos added. “This is in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal No.4, which ensures inclusive and equitable education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
To further bridge the technology gaps in schools, Santos said Globe myBusiness launched a suite of educational solutions a few years ago to “harmonise the learning environment” with the digital world, alongside creating a “more interactive experience” for students. Solutions range from campus-wide WiFi, automated processes and a learning management system.