/ 4 October 2022

THE BOARD of Investments has approved the registration of Tagpros Education OPC for its learning management systems platform project based in the University of the Philippines Diliman.

BOI said the company invested P46.7 million for its LMS project, listed under Tier I of the Strategic Investment Priority Plan of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act.

The LMS Platform is a software application (Software as a Service –SaaS) that enables the holding of online tutorial classes to students all over the world in partnership with Filipino teachers/educators.

It is accessible via personal computers, laptops, and mobile devices.

“The platform is seen to enhance students’ learning activities as LMS could allow them to learn anytime and anywhere, and can provide them access to courses whenever needed, rather than during a set time, enabling them to learn at their own pace and get the most out of their education,” BOI said.

The LMS will not only help its partner educators but will likewise resolve some of the challenges of online classes being experienced by Filipino students.

“This will enable Filipino educators to upload paid online tutorials allowing them to easily understand the topics and aid in optimizing their proficiency levels,” it said.

The LMS will also feature built-in quiz applications and zoom capabilities where partner educators can either hold live or non-live sessions and students will be given access to pre-recorded videos and other learning materials.

The platform can thus provide significant value-added service to the education system.

“Schools have already re-opened with a transition to in-person classes as most implement blended learning, which is a combination of face-to-face and online distance learning. These schools stand to gain with this development as it will make it easier for students to learn and adapt whenever and wherever they are,” Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo said.