Students and faculty members who are Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers can now get free access to PHL CHED CONNECT as the telco firm partnered with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to support the government's commitment to shift to flexible learning.
CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III lauded on Wednesday the company's initiative as he said more students and teachers can access educational materials online for free anytime and anywhere.
"As we all find ways to cope up (sic) with this global health crisis, the Bayanihan spirit shown by Globe proves that we can all together thrive throughout this pandemic if all learn and educate as one," De Vera said in a statement.
The PHL CHED CONNECT, which was launched last June 23, is a landmark project of the Commission made possible with the support of international and local education and institutional partners who donated or loaned their online resources for use by higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country.
Meanwhile, Globe said the project is part of its commitment to support teachers and students especially in coping with the new normal through free data charges to access educational resources within the platform via their devices.
"By supporting CHED through free connectivity, we hope to empower our educational community and give them an opportunity to continue increasing their knowledge and honing their skills whenever and wherever they want to," Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.
The PHL CHED CONNECT is an online portal that will serve as a digital hub of course materials for HEIs shifting to a flexible mode of learning amid the global pandemic.
The platform contains higher education course materials in text, audio, and video format, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and research purposes.
It is accessible through phlconnect.ched.gov.ph wherein students can have 24/7 access to educational materials using various devices.