With Online Learning, students now can access International Award-winning Learning Solutions

With Online Learning, students now can access International Award-winning Learning Solutions

With Online Learning, students now can access International Award-winning Learning Solutions In the aftermath of the World Health Organization’s designation of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic in March, colleges and universities across the Philippines are shutting down in an attempt to slow its spread. The government is using different channels to distribute learning content: the radio, television, and the internet. This shift into virtual classrooms is the culmination of the government’s efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering the populations and spreading to local communities. Over the last few years, online learning has been practiced by Informatics. Our students and teachers use Informatics Intelligent e-Learning powered by Percipio, a learning experience platform that holds thousands of academic and training contents allowing students to study by reading, watching videos, listening to lectures, and even practicing at virtual labs in the comfort of their home. At the end of each lesson, students are assessed and they receive a certificate of completion when they pass the test. Teachers and students collaborate and hold discussions at MS Teams, a cloud-based collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. It allows messaging, calling, video meetings, and file sharing. Students of Informatics […]

Students Enjoy Free Access to Thousands of e-Books Written by Global Subject Matter Experts

Students Enjoy Free Access to Thousands of e-Books Written by Global Subject Matter Experts   Informatics is one of the first, if not the pioneer of Online Schooling (a.k.a online learning, eLearning) in the Philippines when it launched Purple Train in the early 2000s. Purple Train allowed individuals to take up certification courses purely online, anywhere, and anytime. Students of Informatics College have already been exposed to a blended form of learning (online + traditional classroom) for several years. In fact, Informatics has trained more than 10,000 students online, including public school teachers, since 2019 alone. This further reinforces the school’s readiness for multiple modes of learning, from 100% online to blended learning to ensure safe yet effective schooling for all students. At Informatics, all students get access to 25,000 courses and 40,000 e-books/audiobooks on any device including a mobile phone, through an intelligent digital learning platform called Percipio.  Percipio provides expertly curated materials and assessments and other digital content created by certified and qualified faculty members from different countries.  It was awarded Top learning portal/LMS in 2018 and is used by universities abroad such as Yale University, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Cornell University. Developers of Percipio have […]

Online Learning for Quality Professional Development

Online Learning for Quality Professional Development   Online learning is becoming an increasingly popular way for people in the Philippines to improve their skills and knowledge. Professional development is more than just a job perk—it’s a job requirement. In order to learn the newest technologies and best practices, you need to keep up with the latest developments in your field. These professional development courses offer an opportunity to improve your existing skillset and pick up new ones as you grow in your career. Personal and professional development is an ongoing learning experience. If you’re hoping to progress in your career, it’s important you have the right tools and knowledge to do so. The skills needed to be successful in today’s workforce differ substantially from those of the past. By the same logic, future occupations will also require completely new skills. New roles will come into being, some of which we don’t yet have names for, as other functions become obsolete. With Informatics e-Learning, our online short courses cover the essential skills for your career development, from cybersecurity and digital skills to corporate communication and coding, offering technology-oriented courses from Business to IT. These courses include videos, ebooks and audiobooks, and […]

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic by: Yolanda A. Soliveres   All the dystopian movies and TV series on Netflix couldn’t have prepared us for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hunger Games almost hit the jackpot foretelling a one-tribute-per-household scenario.  We have those tributes now whose names are written on a government-issued quarantine pass that allows access to essential necessities like food and medicine. Of course, the movie stopped at one tribute per household. Bird Box and A Quiet Place, on the other hand, have a different take on educating children when schools are closed because to go out will mean contracting a dreaded disease and passing it on to everyone in the family! Suddenly in March all schools were asked to close and padlock the gates and to move classes online! The COVID-19 pandemic is real after all! Teachers all over adapted to the “new normal” in no time. Or tried to. Suddenly everyone’s going digital which adds more work to teachers and more resources to make it happen: digital devices, internet connection, learning management systems, learning experience platforms, ebooks, etc. Moreover, since classes are online, teachers find themselves talking to parents asking for assistance or to iron out […]

Top 18 Highest Paying IT Jobs in 2020

We live in a time of great change career-wise; jobs are lost to automation and others are changing what skills are required. With changes like these in the market, you may be considering a shift to a career in technology or, perhaps, you’re already in the field and want to advance. In many industries, there continues to be strong demand for highly skilled IT specialists. Here’s a look at just some of the highest-paying IT jobs, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2020 Salary Guide and Simplilearn: 1. Big data engineer Businesses need individuals who can transform large amounts of raw data into actionable information for strategy-setting, decision-making, and innovation — and pay well for people with these skills. The salary midpoint (or median national salary) for big data engineers is $163,250. These professionals typically create a company’s software and hardware architecture, along with the systems people need to work with the data. Big data engineers usually have a degree in computer science and expertise in mathematics and databases. 2. Mobile applications developer Just look at your phone or tablet applications and it’s pretty easy to figure out why mobile applications developers are in demand. These IT pros need expertise in developing […]

Major Benefits of e-Learning

No doubt, the transition to online learning because of COVID-19 was sudden. With the present COVID-19 pandemic grounding flights and temporarily stalling travel, many students have put their study plans on hold. While you’ll not be able to be somewhere physically at once, it doesn’t mean you can’t earn an online degree or certificate from a reputable university.   When done right, online learning comes with many benefits. Considering that universities and colleges might not be going back to traditional classes for the upcoming months, with some experts estimating it might take up to a year before a coronavirus vaccine becomes commercially available, this could come as welcome news for all those progressing to attend school in 2020.   Read on for more major benefits of online learning:   Flexibility If you’ve got a full-time job, family obligations, or simply study better on a versatile schedule rather than a hard and fast one, online degrees help you to save commuting time and complete modules at your own pace and schedule.   You can study within the morning, afternoon, evening, or night — whatever works best for you, rather than adhering to a category schedule. You have your own learning environment […]

Preparing Teachers in the Philippines for Online Learning

In education, online schooling finds itself front and center in the time of COVID19 pandemic. While many schools in the Philippines scramble to setup their online learning facilities, Informatics has already completed transition from face-to-face delivery to 100% online schooling or e-Learning. Moreover, Informatics is now teaching thousands of teachers how to teach online through the Cyber Schooling for Taguig Teachers project. This project leverages the TEACHNOLOGY Program of Informatics which includes these training modules: • ICT Tools for 21st Century Classrooms • Manage Online Collaboration • Media Literacy • Implement a Flipped Classroom • Create and Manage Online Classrooms • Manage a Blended Learning Environment Informatics started online schooling in the early 2000 when it launched e-BSCS, a full online bachelor’s degree program hosted over the Informatics Virtual Campus. Today, even our Senior High School program will be delivered 100% online. Students can use any digital device from laptop to PC to tablet or even their smartphone to study, listen to and watch lessons, practice in virtual labs, take tests and get certificates. Although online, these activities are facilitated and supervised by the highly equipped Informatics teachers.   Only a few months ago, online schooling was simply a nice-to-have […]

Informatics Teaches Users How to Conduct Webinars and Virtual Presentations

It is a very challenging time for many organizations and workers. The current global pandemic had forced organizations, big and small, to transform digitally in a short span of time. Because there are businesses that need to continue and comply with quarantine, we see friends posting online their essential work-from-home activities. Some attending webinars or conducting it. A few are facilitating meetings or trainings via various platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Hangouts and GoToMeeting. Still others are doing online sales demos to hit the ground running post-ECQ. For many of us these online work-related activities are new but necessary. And seeing how efficient and effective they can be, companies will continue to engage online their associates and customers even after the COVID-19 pandemic. Informatics is the authorized partner of Skillsoft Percipio which provides expertly developed and curated online courses. With over 41,000 online resources including 9,000 plus courses, Through this Intelligent e-Learning Platform, Informatics makes learning more accessible to many users from beginner to intermediate and expert levels. Among the many courses offered is a program dedicated to producing, conducting and managing webinars. This program helps users prepare for virtual sales demos, product trainings or simply online meetings. Inquire at […]

Taguig Teacher Training Program: Informatics Philippines Developing Online Teaching Methods and Strategies for Teachers

With the suspension of classes during the Enhanced Community Quarantine, the city government of Taguig launched the project in a bid to arm teachers with skills for Web-based learning. In partnership with Taguig City LGU, Informatics provides teachers with the opportunity to learn and develop online teaching methods and strategies, IT literacy, presentation and communication skills over the Internet. Teachers were taught on how to leverage digital and technology in enhancing their students’ learning experience. The full training program by Informatics called TEACHnology, will equip public school teachers with the tools to connect and engage better with the tech-savvy Generation Zs in the classroom. It is currently offered across Informatics campuses. Through the Taguig Teachers Training Program or Cyber Schooling for Taguig Teachers, the city is providing teachers with the opportunity to develop online teaching methods, IT literacy, presentation and communication skills over the Internet. With over 41,000 online resources including 9,000 plus courses, Through the Intelligent e-Learning Platform, Informatics makes learning more accessible to many users from all knowledge levels. Teachers may take the courses using their personal laptops, tablets or smart phones. Those who have no means to go online through their personal devices may use the desktop […]

Informatics offers more than 9,000 online courses

Even before the pandemic had affected organizations and individuals in unprecedented ways, Informatics had already transitioned to online schooling or e-Learning for all its programs which include Senior High School, College and Diploma Programs and Corporate or Short Certification courses. The current global pandemic had forced organizations, such as schools, to transform digitally in a short span of time. Unfortunately, many schools are not equipped to effectively conduct classes virtually. Informatics is the authorized partner of Skillsoft Percipio – world leader in technology-based training which provides expertly developed and curated online courses. With over 41,000 online resources such as books, videos and practice labs including 9,000 plus courses, Informatics has made it possible to for students and organizations to continue learning anywhere. This Intelligent e-Learning Platform makes learning more accessible to many users from beginner to intermediate and expert levels using a smartphone. Inquire at any Informatics branch for more details or check our FAQs. Follow Informatics Philippines on Facebook and Twitter @InformaticsPH and on @Informatics Philippines on LinkedIn. About Informatics Informatics is a Singapore-based training institution that provides education and training services to individuals, institutions and corporations. We have been in the Philippines for over 25 years and have […]