/ 18 September 2020

THE AFFORDABLE  Private Education Center, Inc., also known as APEC Schools, has partnered with Globe for its online learning program.

The tie-up enables students to have a seamless connection for a smooth online learning.

“Many communities still do not possess the digital tools they need to make education and work possible,” shared Joie Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of APEC Schools. “Our collaboration with Globe allows our institution to address this prevalent issue by providing students with access to affordable home internet, as well as Chromebook laptops for rent.”

APEC Schools—a subsidiary of iPEOPLE, a formidable partnership between the Yuchengco Group of Companies and Ayala Corporation—has 22 branches across the Philippines, with more than 15,000 learners in Junior and Senior High School.

The school developed initiatives such as APEC Flex to give students the capacity to learn through a homeschool curriculum. The program offers parents flexibility around their kids’ scheduling, learning pace, modes, and more.

“What sets APEC’s homeschool program apart from others are the project and experiential-based design of the courses, as well as the additional level of support given to students through subject-matter-experts and course coordinators”, Mark Sy, APEC Schools’ Chief Academic Officer, said.

APEC uses Google Chrome Management Console furnished by Globe to make it easy to distribute learning applications and materials.

With this web-based application and the availability of Google Chromebooks, students and parents can freely use Google Classroom and G Suite tools to participate in online classes, fulfill assignments, and seek assistance from teachers anytime.

“With our solutions coupled with APEC’s educational expertise, individuals from all walks of life can witness the expansion of education outside the walls of the classroom,” Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, said.

“The collaboration makes it possible for students to form the self-motivation to learn, for parents to become deeply involved in their education, and for teachers to discover other learning opportunities through technology. These possibilities help Filipinos gain a more meaningful understanding of the value of digital transformation,” he added.