Another good news for the youth during this national crisis wherein we’re all called to stay home and obey the rules. We’ve been under this lockdown for a month now and a lot of school classes have been affected by this. But we can still try and see the lighter side of things.
Globe recently launched a free eLibrary – with downloadable ebooks and interactive videos which will be useful for K-12 students nationwide. Globe launched this project in order to give K to 12 students, teachers, and parents around the country, free and quick access to hundreds of ebooks and videos.
These learning tools were provided by the Department of Education (DepEd) and other reliable sources. And having easy access to these learning tools will enable students to continuously learn during the enhanced community quarantine – that which caused many schools to suspend classes.
The Globe eLibrary features e-books and e-learning videos that are suitable for a different group of ages and are engaging. These can be accessed through desktop, laptops, tablets, and even through mobile phones.
The free eLibrary is also available and can be accessed through DepEd’s website – commons.deped.gov.ph. The website is DepEd’s pilot program on learning continuity that also has online quizzes and exercises for K to 12 learners as well as content for Alternative Learning System (ALS).
According to Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications, “We want to give the children an opportunity to continue learning even when they are at home. Through eLibrary, we hope that teachers and their students or parents and their children could make full use of the wide selection of content to create a fun and engaging educational experience.”.
The Department of Education welcomed this collaboration with Globe. And with the Globe eLibrary, anyone may read on e-books and watch all the educational videos they want.
The ebooks that you download can be opened using any ebook reader that supports ePUB and PDF files while downloaded videos may be viewed through any application that can play .mp4 files. You may also send a copy of these materials to other people – to your classmates, and or parents of classmates, etc.
You may also find in the eLibrary different types of books – textbooks on core subjects like Math, Science, English, Filipino, Music, Arts and others. As well as storybooks for children and for adults too. All these were curated from different sources that allow free public use and sharing – sources such as Gutenberg.org and Storyweaver.org.in. And the local titles were provided by DepEd’s Bureau of Learning Resources and more Globe content partners are going to contribute in the coming months.
Some of the eLearning videos were developed by teachers themselves, and they intended to introduce important concepts in English, Math, and Science – by making use of sights and sounds that are familiar to the students.
This concept originated from Text2Teach, it was a 10-year program launched by the Ayala Foundation, Globe, DepEd, and some other different organizations in 2003. Text2Teach was devised to supply public schools with high-quality video content as well as teacher training on making use of mobile technology for learning and educating students.