Globe MyBusiness ProjectEd Awards Night: How Learning Is Boosted Through Technology

How does technology affect how we learn? How different is the learning process with our gadgets and gizmos, networks and digi-communities? Globe myBusiness wanted to draw the difference and see things from the perspective of the youth using the power of video.

For ProjectEd, the synergy of concepts is between digital technologies and education. How might we learn given the technology at our disposal? It is indisputable how technology has affected learning all around, and ProjectEd seeks to bring those changes to the forefront. ProjectEd is a nationwide video competition to all high school students. Students were asked to answer the question, “How is technology changing how you learn today?” via a three-minute video using only their mobile phone.

Globe received nearly 100 entries, each with its own signature style and creative stamp. In front of an extremely engaged audience of 250 high school students, head teachers, principals, Globe senior officers, and members of the press, the results were announced during the Globe ProjectEd Awards Night, held last Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Maybank Performing Arts Auditorium. It was a celebration of all things video learning and “EduTainment.”

Awards Night Festivities
After a careful review of all entries and stringent deliberation processes, an esteemed pool of judges, which comprised of Globe leaders including Globe Studios, as well as award-winning filmmakers Emerson Reyes and Keith Sicat, determined which videos deserved top spot. During awards night, there was a viewing of the top 10 finalists that bested the many creative entries collected from nearly 100 participating schools nationwide. Criteria for the top 10 and three Grand Winners include: 30% shareability on social media, 30% appropriateness, and 40% creativity.

The best of the best were awarded top three Grand Winners and were given corresponding generous prizes: P50,000 cash and P50,000 education package for the school for the first place; P30,000 cash and P30,000 education package for the school for the second place; and P20,000 cash and P20,000 education package for the school for the third place. The Grand Winners were as follows:

1st place: University of the East- Caloocan (Senior High School)
Team Members: Geremie Ampong, John Paul Abcede, Aries Lomansoc, Patrick Concepcion
Teacher Coach: Aurora Cabote-Part’ee

2nd place: University of the East- Manila (Senior High School)
Team Members: Xylo Pineda, Julliene Noblezada, James Ambag, Lyphelle Caparal
Teacher Coach: Dannah May Ramos

3rd place: Pitogo High School
Team Members: Eduardo G. Pequeña Jr., Abby Gayle M. Mangaser, Jerry P. Manaog, Jose Angelo C. Arboleda
Teacher Coach: Leticia Belchez Beronio II

Aside from a fun viewing of the exciting videos and celebrating the well-deserved awardees, the VIP guests from both media and across different campuses were also treated to insightful workshops from some of today’s video stalwarts. YouTube Content Creator Riva Quenery shared tips on “How I Make My Videos Viral,” while filmmaker and professor Emerson Reyes shared his craft on “Effectivity of Video Materials in Teaching and Learning.” In between sessions, brother tandem Ben & Ben treated the audience to fun renditions of today’s hot hits.

Moving Forward With Videos
Given how today’s digital landscape is moved by video, it is only right that education makes the most of the video revolution. What Globe’s ProjectEd proved is that students recognize the immense power and potential of hopping aboard the video wagon—and education should definitely follow suit. Globe CTIO Gil Genio and Director of Citizenship of Globe Telecom, Ms. Chelle Gray, both highlight how the inevitable merging of learning and technology is a sign of the present times. Genio further adds that “Globe continues to be committed to advocate for digital learning, and in particular video learning, reinforcing the message that you can learn anytime, anywhere using technology at your disposal.”

Diving into the world of captivating video engagement and knowing what it takes move your audiences may change the learning and education ballgame altogether. Digitization is definitely the way of the future and Filipino students are primed and ready for the lesson plan.

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