ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise, continues to build its portfolio of solutions as well as its expertise in digital educational tools to help schools improve the quality of learning by leveraging on technology.
The group’s partnership with global technology companies Microsoft and Google helps ePLDT to deliver products and packages that support the education sector’s initiatives to jumpstart e-learning.
Among the products ePLDT has in its portfolio is Microsoft Office 365 for Education, which is rooted in the highly reliable Microsoft Office 365 productivity, messaging, and collaboration tools. A key feature, Microsoft Teams for Education, serves as the hub for learning and collaboration that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place.
Schools can use Teams to build collaborative classrooms, create and distribute assignments, foster professional learning communities (PLCs), and connect with colleagues from a secure Office 365 Education experience.
To date, ePLDT has deployed more than 248,000 Microsoft for Education licenses to different schools nationwide which are being utilized by both teachers and students. These schools include Holy Cross College of Pampanga, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, University of Cagayan Valley, Don Bosco Technology Center-Cebu, Gullas College of Medicine, Holy Family School of QC, St. Theresa’s College, and Velez College, among others.
Another offering is Google Cloud’s G Suite for Education that combines G Suite’s exceptional collaboration capabilities with Google Classroom, a highly intuitive online learning system designed for simplicity and ease of use. ePLDT also offers Chrome for Education via chromebooks to help students and teachers with hardware access. License and hardware bundles are delivered in partnership with well-known laptop manufacturers like Asus, Acer, Dell and Lenovo to ensure that the students and teachers have high-quality devices through which to learn and teach.