With the ongoing global pandemic, academic institutions have been tasked with the difficult challenge of creating a workable solution to educating today’s youth while taking into account their safety and security. De La Salle University (DLSU) is among institutions committed to providing top-quality education to students amid the current crisis and shift to e-Learning.
Recently, the university fortified its partnership with PLDT Enterprise to address its technical requirements for online learning and provide a reliable home-based setup for DLSU students and faculty.
With PLDT Enterprise’s Smart Bizload service and Smart Giga Study plans, DLSU is geared to kick off the online learning mode for Term 1 of the Academic Year 2020-2021. The big load is a web-based credit portal that will let DLSU load their students and faculty’s Smart prepaid services. Their 300-line subscription to the Smart Bizload service will give students the benefit of data access for their online classes.
Smart Giga Study, on the other hand, includes daily data allocations that will enable the students and teachers to use online learning tools and interact in virtual classrooms.
“We make our students’ learning our priority and since we expect that DLSU’s Term 1 is geared towards online learning out of necessity, we are partnering with PLDT Enterprise to give access to our students who do not have access to the Internet, especially since Term 1 will be online intensive. Making PLDT Enterprise an integral part of our team is the best step right now to maintain our well-known standards of excellence,” said Br. Raymundo B. Suplido FSC, DLSU President.
Included in the Smart Giga Study plan is the Canvas Learning Management Platform which the DLSU community can use in conducting virtual classes. Additionally, the DLSU students and faculty members will also receive Open Access Data allocation to make online learning easier.
"The pandemic has put the academic sector to the test and we at PLDT Enterprise are here to assist and support them in facing their challenges to e-Learning. We are committed to helping our partners from DLSU in finding solutions that will aid in continued learning of their students,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.
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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