Thursday, July 30, 2020

Acer and Smart's E-Learning Solutions

“We believe that e-learning is an important building block under the new normal – where education will be driven largely by digital tools and products. We hope that through this partnership, we can help students make a smooth transition to distance learning, and help make sure that no learner is left behind.” ~Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart

Acer and Smart's Webinar & Media Meet E-Learning Solutions. A gathering of educators and school administrators to discuss and share insights on how much the education landscape has changed, the future teaching and learning post-COVID 19 pandemics, and effective distance learning solutions and tools.

Education will no longer be the same, we are entering into a new normal. Adoption of various learning delivery option such as but not limited to face-to-face, blended learnings, distance learnings, and homeschooling and other modes of delivery shall be implemented depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards, and conduct curricular and co-curricular activities involving gatherings such as science fairs, a showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, a festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities are canceled, except those conducted online. (The IATF resolved).

Incoming students may now avail of a convenient and affordable gadget bundle to help them participate in their online classes this school year, through a new partnership of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Acer Philippines (Acer).

Under this partnership, parents can avail of the Smart School Bundle, which consists of an Acer Aspire 5 laptop, and a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi.

The 14-inch Aspire 5 laptop comes with an Intel® Core™ i3 -813OU 2.2 GHz Base Speed with:
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
  • am 8GB DDR4 memory
  • 128 SSD + 1TB HDD

The bundle also already includes a Windows 10 Home OS, and other features that can help students cope with their school requirements.

Meanwhile, the Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi can help students connect to Smart’s fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network across the country whenever they attend video conferences or submit their homework online.
“We have invested billions of pesos in our mobile phone network over the last few years to and this has enabled us to serve our subscribers well, especially during this pandemic. At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure that our customers have a good experience with us, and that our network can help them achieve their goals in school or at work.” ~Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart

These gadgets are compliant with the Department of Education’s minimum specifications for devices for distance learning, as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from students, this gadget bundle can also provide reliable tools and LTE connectivity to teachers, employees, and other professionals who are also working from home.
“It has always been our mission to enable Filipino students by providing them the tools that they need in their education. With this partnership, we hope to give them not only the means to do their school work, but also the connectivity through Smart’s network, so that students can continue to learn amid the pandemic.” ~Manuel Wong, Managing Director at Acer Philippines

Smart LTE continues to provide the best mobile data experience, particularly for video, to customers across the country. According to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal’s latest Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report released in April, Smart surpassed the competition in most metrics, including Video Experience, where Smart posted a score of 55, well ahead of competition’s 39.8.

Remote learning occurs when the learner and instructor, or source of information, are separated by time and distance, therefore cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting. It can be a cost-efficient way to reach many people with resources that would otherwise be unreachable, through a flexible, customizable, accessible learning space.

The Smart School Bundle is available at all Acer concept stores and distributors nationwide.

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About Acer
Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.

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