Digital transformation is no longer just an option but it has become a necessity among companies, commercial establishments, and in recent years, educational institutions.
CIT University and Globe partner for digital transformation on innovative education
On December 6, Globe, the country’s leading provider in telecommunications services, fortifies the digital age to one of Cebu City’s awarded and oldest schools: Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT-U) through a Memorandum of Agreement signing between Globe myBusiness and the esteemed university.
“CIT University partners with companies who share and believe in our own set of core values. With Globe Telecom’s mission to create a Globe of Good, we are confident that together we can make a difference, not just in technology and innovation but also in strengthening the moral fiber of the CIT Community”, notes Mr. John Gregory B. Escario, Vice-President for Administration in his opening remarks at the MOA signing.
Empowering teachers and transforming schools with the latest technology is one of Globe Telecom’s visions and we try to harness these innovations to empower Filipino students with world-class learning solutions.
Globe continues its commitment to education through its Global Filipino Schools (GFS), Teacher Training Programs both for private and public schools, Learning Competitions, Education Workshops through GlobemyBusiness Academy, just to name a few.
Globe designed and developed projects that equip and empower schools to be able to support this generation of new digitally native learners. We also provide relevant solutions that allow educational institutions to be future-ready and equip students and teachers towards digital transformation.
CIT University, founded in 1946, will now be powered by Globe to provide free internet access for 30 minutes to the school’s 12,000 students via its premium wifi service, GoWifi. Students can now stay connected in specific convergence areas inside their campus.
Aside from the free WiFi access, CIT University also availed itself of Globe Labs’ SMS API, a programming software that allows web applications to send and receive text messages. Through this new service, CIT University can notify the parents of the students regarding the latter’s academic standing. In the past, the parents of students would receive report cards through courier.
Parents would sometimes claim that the report cards would be sent very late or, worse, get lost in the mail. The latest digital upgrade by CIT University is part of the school’s vision to enhance customer satisfaction and improve spending efficiency.
Globe Telecom’s SMS API service will also benefit CIT University’s various school initiatives such as facilitating inquiries on tuition fees, payment confirmation, to name a few.
December 6 will also kick off CIT University’s implementation of Globe Telecom’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) in the school. DTP is an advocacy and training program to further support the school’s digital transformation.
DTP is helpful in encouraging schools to (1) value the importance of online security and online business models; (2) enjoy the Impact of being “digitally-connected” to the university’s community and rest of the world; (3) inspire students to appreciate how technology can aid their future careers; and (4) educate students on how to critique online information.
All these developments uphold CIT University’s distinction as a top academic institution continuously developing values-driven, highly competent, and innovative services and programs. Among CIT University’s latest laurels is bagging the top prize of the Program The Future 2018 campus challenge organized by an international firm.
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