As the Department of Education (DepEd) finally decided that there will be no face-to-face classes in the country until a COVID-19 vaccine is available, academic communities are busy than ever finding ways on how they can deliver instructions to learners effectively and remotely.
As both parents and teachers are busy finding the right devices and means on how to acquire such gadgets for use in online distance learning, a major requirement to make the entire process a success is decent internet connectivity — still a struggle to most Filipino households.
MyBusybee, Inc. has solutions to that: BeeSuite.
BeeSuite Academy is an advanced e-learning platform powered by Moodle, Google, and Busybee that enables both teachers and learners to take advantage of the technological trifecta for distance learning. The web portal showcases tons of features such as online audio/video library, collaborative tools, all-in-one calendar, virtual classroom, mass enrolments, file management, progress tracker, video uploader, conference call, interactive whiteboard, SMS-based virtual classroom, and automated exams.
For areas where internet connectivity is a challenge, the company developed BeeSuite SMS. The solution is a first of its kind state-of-the-art SMS-based learning platform designed to work without the internet. With the use of a computer, a GSM modem, and a SIM card, teachers will be able to conduct virtual classes, while students will only need an ordinary phone to attend the learning sessions.
Both BeeSuite Academy and BeeSuite SMS were developed by MyBusybee, Inc., a VAS-licensed company under the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and an accredited Cyber Security provider of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
“We want to help out public school students who do not have access to the internet. Our goal is to help all public schools cope up with schooling during this pandemic,” according to MyBusybee, Inc. CEO & Founder Rico Hernandez.
Surprisingly, with all of the features mentioned, the company only charges PHP20 per student, per month for BeeSuite Academy. To know more about BeeSuite, you may visit their website at https://beesuite.ph.