/ 14 March 2023

FOUR new apps were released by my.eskwela project to cater to the needs of public schools under the Department of Education in Iligan City.

With these new applications, the project hopes to make online learning more accessible and convenient for students and teachers.

These apps are Real-Time Messaging System, SMS Server, Desktop Application, and Student Mobile App.

The Real-Time Messaging System is a new app integrated into my.eskwela that allows for real-time notifications when a user they have connected with posts an update in their feed.

The SMS Server, on the other hand, enables schools to reach out to non-touchscreen phone users and increase inclusivity of all users no matter the technology they have access to.

The Desktop Application ensures teachers can continue using the app even if there is no internet connection, and the Student Mobile App enables students to view grades and participate in online classes without having to go through the web browser.

The my.eskwela project was developed by a team of experts led by Orven E. Llantos, computer programmers Rafael Tibudan, Mark Joshua Omandam, and researchers Andrei L. Tan, Eden Rose F. Risma, Kiara D. Salera, Richard I. Magsalay Jr., Helmar R. Israel, James Patrick Ryan A. Pasaforte, Francis R. Vale, Patricia Ysablle Valledor, Felormae M. Anhaw, Allana Karina Clerigo, Charlmagne Yancha, Mark Glenn M. Gabuya, Dan Marl N. Cadiz, Edejed Paculba, Cyramae P. Mocorro, and Hans Dy Tuan.

The launch of the apps was attended by representatives from the North Central School, Tambo Central School, and Iligan City National School of Fisheries.