Online Education

AMA invests P150M on on-line education

AMA Education System invested P150 million on its online education platform, which caters to college students both in the Philippines and overseas.
“(We invested) north of one hundred fifty million (in AMA Online Education or AMA OED)… To be on the line is the manner to head. We may be everywhere in the international. You can get entry to it every time at your pace, at your very own amusement,” Amable “Miguel” C. Aguiluz IX, vice president, and chief govt officer of AMA Education System, stated in a recent briefing.
AMA OED is the web getting to know the platform of AMA University — a CHEd identified and permitted organization. AMA Education System additionally operates AMA University, which offers Information Technology (IT) guides.
Mr. Aguiluz idea of creating a platform for distance gaining knowledge of to address the shortage of getting admission to to training for some Filipinos. This after a student from AMA Davao raised this problem.
“If you observed methods to solve people’s troubles, it might be a great business,” he stated.
Launched in 2015, AMA OED lets in human beings who’ve no time to attend classes bodily can now achieve this everywhere, each time.
“What we did became we were given a few pinnacle graduates of AMA on software program improvement and a few machine analysts. We advised them approximately our dream to construct a platform that would be reachable via the internet,” Mr. Aguiluz stated. It took eight to nine months of trial and error to finalize the education platform.
There are 17 guides to be had on AMA OED, including computer studies, engineering, commercial enterprise management, and humanities and sciences guides.
Enrolled college students can virtually go online the platform to get right of entry to lessons, which may be within the form of text, video, or audio. There is likewise an offline alternative for people who do no longer have exclusive access to their houses. Questions also can be published in the platform, and the instructor will reply inside 24 hours.
Just like conventional colleges, there will also be seat paintings, quizzes, long tests, and final tests.
To make sure that the pupil is the one answering such checks, Mr. Aguiluz said that they advanced a device that could discover malicious acts referred to as the lock-down browser. This would also detect if the pupil might open different files, or have someone instruct him. This also manipulates the tool’s camera to take snapshots of the pupil every 30 seconds for also protection.
“We want to develop the enterprise, the platform. Of direction, we plan to go out of our consolation zone, which is concentrated on simply the Filipinos. We want to go similarly and target the international college students,
With many developments in the coming years, this may attract greater students. We are very bullish approximately our destiny. We recognize that in the next 10 to 20 years, greater students will want the online as opposed to the conventional college,” Mr. Aguiluz added.
Mr. Aguiluz said AMA OED did now not affect AMA University, given that each one of the latter’s students is full-time.
As the net schooling platform attracts more interest, he expects more excellent running specialists, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to enroll.

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