Makati-based school iAcademy said it is now offering what is said to be the first intensive training on the complete Toon Boom pipeline, a set of courses that animation students must have in preparation for the international Toon Boom certification exam.
The package of initiatives also include the national deployment, in partnership with DepEd of Google’s Suite for Education.
Sen. Leila de Lima has expressed her support for the proposal to provide tax exemptions for educational apps, e-books, computers, tablets and other communication devices to be purchased by students and teachers.
The report, which was conducted by analyst firm IDC for tech giant Lenovo, noted that many educational institutions felt that the mass migration into distributed, online learning during the pandemic was launched very quickly, without the opportunity for change management processes and operational best practices.
The postponement of K-12 classes should give the DepEd “breathing space” to print self-learning modules (SLMs) for 21.5 million public school students, which Sen. Ralph Recto said “could be around 100 billion pages.”
With P9-billion funding provided to schools division offices, the DepEd noted self-learning modules are continuously being reproduced in field offices.
ABS-CBN is expanding its venture further in the digital space with Star Music’s introduction of its YouTube channel for children’s learning called TuTuBee.
In preparation for online learning this school year, the DICT said it has opened six Tech4ED Centers in San Fabian, Pangasinan and activated three Wi-Fi sites in Happy Valley in Baguio City.