Using Mobile Phones As “Teachers” in The Philippines

With the partnership of Ayala Foundation, Nokia, Department of Education, Globe Telecom, and SEAMEO-INNOTECH, Text2Teach now begins to reach more schools in the country, with the Municipality of Ilagan, Isabela as one of the recipients of the second phase of the project.

“We salute our partners from the private sector and the local government units who together with DepEd are exhausting all means to make education inclusive and accessible to as many learners,” Education Secretary Jesli Lapus said.

Using a Nokia N95 8GB mobile phone, 387 interactive, educational videos in math, science, and English are pre-loaded into the phones for the teachers to choose from. A teacher simply plugs the phone into a TV and plays the video lesson for the day in the classroom for the students to enjoy and learn from.

I’m thinking how about an Android phone. Cherry Mobile care to sponsor? =)