Showing posts with label Learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Learning. Show all posts
May 17, 2021

IM Learning - the YouTube channel for kids who loves to learn.

The traditional schooling setup is almost impossible these days. And the struggle is real for home learning too. It's truly very challenging for our kids and even for us parents. I know, because we were from traditional schooling and shifted to homeschooling just in time before the covid 19 pandemic was announced.

Parents and the kids must learn quickly and adapt to the unique challenge of shifting from traditional schooling to home learning. The transitions can be very demanding especially for parents who are working, and most particularly for those who aren't used to homeschooling, and as for me, patience is really a virtue and needed at all times.

IM Learning - the YouTube channel for kids who loves to learn. 

Good thing that the IM Learning channel is here to help! With the advancement of technology, truly it can make our lives easier and homeschooling can be better. The IM Learning channel on YouTube has lessons on video to help kids learn better and more. 

Online classroom or Digital Classes still has their ups and downs, wonky internet connection or bad reception, noisy ambient from the neighborhood, etc. that can result in a child to loses focus and concentration. And with that thought, IM Learning aims to produce high-quality kids’ content for children who love to learn available anytime, anywhere! Also, videos are FREE to access for all learners! 

Start learning now with hosts Learning Leo and Learning Lisa as they explore different topics in primary education.

Check this out! Available IM Learning Lessons:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Values
  • Arts
  • English

So, why not turn your child's screen time to be more educational by viewing IM Learning lessons today!

Apr 24, 2021

STI bridges learning gaps through innovation and technology


STI bridges learning gaps through innovation and technology


Education is undeniably one of the sectors in the country that was heavily hit by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students were affected by school closures in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease and 30 million of which are Filipino learners.

With school closures and physical classes no longer a feasible option amidst the health and safety concerns, educational institutions have shifted to distance learning. However, the sudden shift to remote learning has its challenges as most learners, educators, colleges, and universities have limited resources to meet the abrupt demands of the new learning modalities.

“The global pandemic has only allowed little time for schools to prepare for remote learning and other challenges in the curricula and learning delivery system. It is therefore crucial that we innovate, become more creative, and use technology as a leverage to make education inclusive, robust, and effective despite the crisis,” said Aisa Q. Hipolito, STI ESG VP for Academics.    

Tech-driven education in the new normal  

STI has introduced the ONline and ONsite Education (ONE STI), an educational framework to enable students to complete their studies last school year. For school year 2021-2022, ONE STI will continue to be the primary learning modality amidst the pandemic.

STI Online Class

The ONE STI Learning Model combines online learning via the eLearning Management System (eLMS) at home with the invaluable hands-on training on-campus campus once allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

The concept of online learning is not new to STI, as the institution already implemented a blended learning mode for the past years using a two-way cloud-based platform where students and teachers can discuss and collaborate seamlessly.

To increase students’ productivity, STI partnered with Microsoft to provide its students and teachers with their own Microsoft Office 365 accounts which they can use to install Microsoft productivity apps on their devices and login to MS Teams. Through the MS Teams, students can also attend their online classes through its extensive video conferencing and other collaborative features.

With connectivity being the main hurdle in online learning, STI showed the institution’s commitment to bridging the gap with their recent partnership with PLDT Enterprise and Globe Telecom where students across all STI campuses will be provided with up to 34GB monthly data plan for free.

“Through this endeavor, our students will be less burdened and can stay connected, have access to online materials, and study safely and comfortably from their homes,” said Hipolito.

Industry-based and interactive learning content   

To complement this new learning model, STI continues to strengthen its partnership with key players in the industry to address the learning gaps brought by the limitations of remote learning. This is a way to ensure that students still get the most out of their education and get to apply their learnings in real world settings to prepare them for future employment.

“We constantly look for opportunities and seek feedback from our industry partners to ensure that our curriculum and training programs conform to the needs and demands of the ever-changing industry trends,” noted Hipolito.  

STI’s experience with blended learning in the past years has allowed the institution to recalibrate its learning contents and teaching methodologies to educate students even outside the classroom effectively.

For an instance, STI College is one of the 11 top universities and colleges in the country that joined the Huawei ICT Academy, a program of a leading multinational tech company Huawei that aims to enhance the awareness as well as the ICT knowledge and skills of future talents in the Philippines.

College students from various STI campuses have also successfully completed the UnionBank Blockchain Xcellerator Program where they had undergone an eight-week intensive course to create a blockchain application based on a business model.

Aside from these programs, STI teachers are actively inviting industry practitioners to their online classes to provide an insightful firsthand perspective to the learners.  

A virtual career fair exclusive for STI students and alumni was also conducted with the help of companies such as Accenture and Teleperformance to open more opportunities of employment to students.

In addition, a series of STI Webinars were continuously held for both students and parents, which discussed matters like mental health, data privacy online, and ways to deal with learning from home.

Apart from the ever-evolving content of the curriculum, STI has optimized its learning contents by making each module highly engaging and interactive.

Hipolito reiterated that the institution has invested its time and effort on various learning methodologies, data analytics on student performance that can correlate with various factors that affect learning, and continuous trainings for teachers.    

“STI has always been committed to provide our students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they can apply in the real world. That is why STI education is responsive, up-to-date, and relevant to keep up with the demands of our learners and the industries,” ended Hipolito.    
Mar 23, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Grow Your Online Business

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Grow Your Online Business 

In this day and age where digital is king, businesses are not limited to just brick-and-mortar stores anymore. The internet has paved the way for entrepreneurs to showcase their products online, extending their reach to an even wider market.

The popularity of online businesses has increased during the lockdown period where most people are stuck at home and physical stores for non-essential businesses have to close temporarily (and some, for good). According to Zalora Philippines CEO Paolo Campos, 91% of Filipino internet users searched for goods and services to purchase and out of this, 76% completed the transaction. A Global Web Index survey also showed that 48% of Filipinos look forward to doing more online shopping even after the pandemic is over.

So, for those who are planning to dip their toes into an online venture as well as business owners who want to expand their services to keep up with the new normal, now is the most ideal time to take that leap.

Choose your platform

Grow your online business successfully by identifying first the platform that best fits the product or service that you offer as well as your branding, personal preference, and budget. You can choose from as simple as social media sites like Instagram and Facebook to websites and marketplace e-commerce platforms such as Lazada and Shopee.

Be visible

Making your business visible to your target market is another important thing to consider. With so many brands and names in the market today, you want to be able to stand out and attract more customers. You can do this by producing high-quality content, may it be in the form of write-ups, infographics, or videos for your page or website that will not only inform but more importantly, engage your audience. Depending on your spending capability, you can also consider investing in SEO.

Another way to add to your online presence is by taking advantage of the reach and power of social media and setting up a business page or account on popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Lastly, always provide your business’ contact information on your platforms and make sure that you answer inquiries and resolve complaints from your customers as soon as possible. Nothing beats great customer experience, after all.

Know your customer

To deliver good service, you need to know and understand the needs and preferences of your customers. What are their preferred paying methods? Is your website user-friendly? Do they prefer chatbots or customer self-service for inquiries?

Keeping them in mind every step of the way will allow you to build something that serves them, not you. This will help you create a strong relationship with your customers and in turn, the possibility of new sales through recommendations and positive reviews. 

Study and learn from competition

This is a great strategy to gauge the market you’re in ― to know what works and what doesn’t. By knowing your competitors, you’ll be able to come up with strategies to make your brand stand out from the rest, identify your flaws, and improve your own business performance.

The internet has made this process easy. You can easily do this by checking their social media pages or websites, reading customer reviews, and taking note of the key elements on their pages. For a more in-depth look, you may opt to use online tools to analyze their strategies.

Widen your business knowledge

Nowadays, entrepreneurs can come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and they are not anymore limited to just business graduates and the like. After all, knowledge can be attained in so many ways. As you go along the process of building your business, learning will always follow.

Being knowledgeable on the current trends in the industry as well as the fundamentals in retail and online marketing, data science, consumer psychology, financial management, and related topics can go a long way in the success of your venture.
One of the pioneer schools where you can learn these competencies is at STI College where they offer bachelors degree in Retail Technology and Consumer Science, Business Management, and an associate course in Retail Technology to hone graduates in the evolving business industry.  

These innovative and comprehensive programs will equip future entrepreneurs with specialized skills in the areas of Retail Marketing, Consumer Psychology, Information Technology, and Data Science. 

Not new to innovations in education, STI has been at the forefront of developing courses and programs that are industry and trend adept to give its students the needed knowledge and skills to succeed in the real world. It has also established partnerships with key industry players worldwide for its programs and trainings in the country.

Feb 1, 2021

Made to be More: STI Gears Up for Another Semester of Learning

STI Gears Up for Another Semester of Learning

Made to be More: STI Gears Up for Another Semester of Learning

With the drastic change that the country’s educational landscape has undergone in the past year, STI made sure that quality learning continues for its students by introducing the ONline and ONsite Education or the ONE STI Learning Model at the beginning of S.Y. 2020-2021.

This new academic framework aims to achieve the desired learning outcome for students by combining online tools and technology with onsite or on-campus hands-on training. However, STI is currently implementing full online learning until the Inter-Agency Task Force and other government agencies allow the conduct of face-to-face classes. 

STI will continue to implement this framework for the second semester of the school year, which will officially begin on February 8, 2021, with admissions still ongoing until February 20, 2021.

Team Video Call

The concept of online learning is not new to STI as the institution already implemented a blended learning mode for the past five years using an eLearning Management System (eLMS) for students to use at home. With the ONE STI Learning Model, STI eLMS modules and topics have been modified to optimize more collaborative tools and platforms, and house more engaging and interactive learning contents.

In response to the students and their families’ economic challenges, STI continues to provide financial aid programs for the second semester of this academic year. Aside from receiving a holistic and fulfilling learning experience, incoming new college students and transferees who will enroll at STI for this term can save more on tuition fees when they apply for the institution’s financial aid programs that are only applicable for this school year, such as:

        Landbank-STI Student Loan

Students can get up to PhP15,000 loan with zero interest rate

        Pag-IBIG and GSIS Educational Assistance Programs

Save as much as PhP10,000 in tuition fees for GSIS or PAG-IBIG members and their qualified dependents   

STI is also extending its Internet Connectivity Assistance to second semester enrollees given that classes will still be held online. This will provide the new students and transferees with free SIM cards with up to 34GB monthly data allocation.

With connectivity being the main hurdle in online learning, this endeavor pursued by STI has significantly lessened the burden on its many learners. This way, students can stay connected, have access to online materials, and study safely and comfortably from their homes.

By enrolling at STI now, students can take advantage of the quality education that the institution can provide under the ONE STI Learning Model and move up in their academics despite the current circumstances with the goal of finishing their degree and eventually earning for themselves.

Interested new college students and transferees may register or enroll online at