Globe Telecom strengthens its partnership with University of Mindanao (UM) by enhancing the school’s digital learning through GoWiFi and the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP).
Globe now provides free internet access for 30 minutes to students via GoWiFi, thereby enabling them to stay connected anywhere in the campus. GoWiFi is a public WiFi hotspot service of Globe which supports national development by providing easy to use and cost-effective internet connectivity to multiple users. It is currently available in over 1,000 establishments nationwide and open to all networks.
“This is only the start of many other programs in the pipeline as Globe continues to fulfill its vision of transforming Philippine schools by introducing world-class learning made possible by technology,” says Derrick Heng, Globe myBusiness Senior Advisor.
On the other hand, DTP is an advocacy and training program created to help schools understand the importance of online security and business models and the impact of being digitally connected.
“The introduction of the Digital Thumbprint Program in the University of Mindanao is a testament to the university’s and Globe Telecom’s commitment to equip our students with the best learnings technology can offer, so they can prepare themselves when facing challenges outside the classroom,” Dr. Guillermo Torres Jr., President of the University of Mindanao.
DTP, launched in 2016, was inspired by Optus’ Digital Thumbprint in-school program in Australia. The program is meant to educate the Filipino youth on the importance of responsible digital citizenship through a series of workshops.
The program also teaches students how technology can aid their future careers and educate students how to critique online information.
DTP includes four modules conceptualized and designed to increase students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety, which involves taking a careful and critical look at kids’ online behavior and helping them develop insights on how the online world can influence them in making choices.
The four modules are: Digital Insight which features activities to help students discern proper online behavior to secure their information better; Digital Impact which tackles issues on technology’s impact on students’ social activities; Digital Ambition which equips students with skills in using technology to help achieve their life goals; and Digital Discernment which teaches students how to spot false information online.
The introduction of DTP makes the University of Mindanao part of a growing list of schools nationwide benefitting from the program as Globe aims to create a Globe of Good through digital responsibility and citizenship.