Digitization in Education Industry : Focus of First Samsung Education Summit in the Philippines

Samsung Electronics Philippines Co. held its first Education Summit last April 27, at Crowne Plaza Manila, initiating the crucial conversation on digitization in the education industry.

Representatives from Samsung Philippines and Samsung Global, and different educational institutions - both private and government - participated in the conversation by expressing their views on various issues on education in relation to the digital age, and vice-versa.

Education never stops evolving. Although the manifestations of such occurrence vary through time and place, indications of progress in the education industry are always present. Today, as the digital era is being ushered in, new ways of learning are beginning to emerge. For Samsung, one of these emerging trends is Smart Learning. Samsung Smart Learning promotes smarter education experience that is personalized, and that enables greater interaction, which are the needs of the students today.

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Samsung offers a complete education solution that aims to promote Smart Learning, which advances collaboration and dynamic engagement between the teacher and the students. In photo – Smart Lobby, Smart Study Lounge, and Smart Classroom – are just some of Samsung’s digitally connected campus solutions.

"Smart Learning is a movement that goes more than just simply readying the teachers and students for the complex and drastically-changing dynamics of our world today, it also aims to inspire them to become competent by equipping them with the necessary skills to adapt to changes, no matter how radical the changes are," said Mr. Gary Khoo, Regional Head of Education in South East Asia & Oceania, Samsung.

Samsung’s initiative to advance smarter education experience is its response to the ever-growing demands of the new learning world. Since the new learning environment is heavily integrated with technology, Samsung aims to provide greater access to technology to more students and teachers to help them succeed in the new era.

Very recently, the K-12 program had begun to be implemented across all educational institutions in the Philippines, to aid students and teachers become more globally competent. Samsung sees this as the perfect opportunity to adapt to the new learning experience to further strengthen the students’ fundamentals and maximize their potential, thus inspiring achievement.

"Digitization in the education industry is a multi-faceted notion that begs to be discussed and even debated about. As digitization assumes not just huge changes, but revolutionary changes, resistance to it is expected. We, however, recognize the need to adapt to changes such as these by advocating to implement them. In terms of progress, the education industry in our country still has a long way to go, but we’re definitely moving forward," said Ms. Ireen Catane, Director for Enterprise Business, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp.

Committing itself to deliver success in education, Samsung innovated a complete education solution that’s specifically developed to enrich the teaching and learning experience. The entire education solution is integrated such that it works seamlessly to promote collaboration and dynamic engagement between the teacher and the students.

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(From L-R): Samsung Regional Head of Education in SEA & Oceania, Gary Khoo, Samsung Presales and Solutions Leader, Bernie Serran, DepEd Executive Director, Aida Yuvienco, Philippine Catholic College Junior High School Principal, Jennifer Apolinario, Philippine Science High School Special Science Teacher IV Principal, Jayson Bingcang, and CHED Lead for Senior High School Support, Gerson Abesamis, participate in an engaging panel discussion, exploring various issues on digitization in terms of the Philippine education industry, during the first Samsung Education Summit held last April 27.

Samsung has long started to drive new ways of learning by forging partnerships with various educational institutions to advance the use of technology in their classrooms. The Philippine Science High School is one of the schools Samsung has partnered with to drive the new way of learning along with Pasig Catholic College who has been implementing their Mobile Leaning Devise Program for three years now, which requires the students to use Samsung tablets for educational purposes.

"Going beyond providing quality tablets for our teachers and students, it was Samsung’s guarantee to provide excellent post-purchase support that sealed the deal for us. With Samsung, we are able to promote improved educational approaches that empower our students and teachers with skills needed in the 21st century," said Mr. Virgilio Vivo, Director for Center for Institutional Information Technology, Pasig Catholic College.

Samsung is recognized as one of the world’s largest technology companies that deliver a vast set of innovative products and solutions. This year, Samsung reinforces that recognition even further by initiating a deeper discussion on technology in terms of the new learning era, through the first Education Summit. Other than developing advanced solutions for the education industry, it is through efforts like these that Samsung proves its passion for education.