Ugnay: SMS learning service for students

Globe launches Ugnay, a learning platform using text or short messaging service (SMS). Though SMS has limited capabilities, it can be useful for those who have limited internet access. Ugnay aims to deliver accessible content to learners.

Text messaging has its advantages as a fast and effective way to deliver information, and it can reach thousands of learners with less effort. Lessons can also be delivered in a short and concise way through text. It also saves the user from the hassle of logging in and out of different platforms.

“This pandemic heightened the need for distance learning but there are a lot of challenges -  from the adjustments that have to be done by teachers and students to accommodate distance learning to the availability of content and limitations of accessing learning media that rely heavily on compatible devices and stable internet connection. This prompted us to look for ways to address these concerns,” said Ariane Nava, Globe Head of Channel Governance and People Excellence.

With this versatile platform, teachers and trainers can create and publish scheduled courses easily in just a few clicks. Learners can pick a convenient time to receive daily micro-learning contents and assessments. The texts come with multiple-choice or short-answer questions graded automatically so teachers and trainers can monitor their students’ responses.

Globe is a strong advocate of quality education and has already launched a number of initiatives to support the education sector, ranging from teacher training programs, device and data donations and bundles for teachers and schools, and content creation, among others.

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