By Clarist Mae Zablan
Mobile operator Globe Telecom will be awarding an annual research grant to full-time faculty from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) who will pursue a research study on digital learning.
In a three-year partnership signed on Thursday, June 7, the “Research Grant for Digital Learning” will be offered to two DLS-SCB faculty members annually who will study on topics of teaching and learning, pedagody, or learning spaces in digital learning. The grant totals P3 million, which is distributed among all grantees.
“It is a hope that through this partnership with Globe, we can contribute to the transformation of education and learning for all Filipinos. We want our students to be real world-ready and because of this, at the end of the day, everything we do continues to contribute to nation-building,” said DLS-CSB president Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC.
For Globe MyBusiness senior adviser Derrick Heng, learning has changed over the years, so he finds a need to study how technology can be applied for learning.
“[Globe needs] to work with partners like Benilde, to understand how the future of learning should be. Within that context, we would be able to apply technology in learning to enable nation-building and progress,” Heng said.
Those selected to be grantees will be expected to complete their research in one school year and subsequently present it in a colloquium.
The signing of the memorandum of agreement sealing the partnership deal for was headed by Magbanua and Michelle Tapia, Globe MyBusiness head of strategy, innovation, and transformation.