Globe Telecom now provides free internet access to students of the University of Mindanao via Go WiFi which they can avail of for 30 minutes only in order to stay connected anywhere within the UM campus. Students have to make the most of that half-hour free access in doing important and relevant surfing online.
Last June 28, 2018 the University of Mindanao GoWiFi grand launch was held at the AVR of GET Building at the UM Matina Campus.
Contract signing of official representative of Globe Telecom and the University of Mindanao.
Globe Telecom strengthens its partnership with the University of Mindanao as they enhance the school in their digital learning with Go WiFi and the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) to help strengthen students’ digital literacy.
GoWiFi is a public WiFI hotspot service of Globe Telecom available in over 1,000 establishments nationwide and open to all networks. GoWiFi supports national development by providing easy to use and cost-effective internet connectivity to multiple users.
“This is only the start of many other programs in the pipeline as Globe continues to fulfill its vision of transforming Philippine schools by introducing world-class learning made possible by technology,” says Derrick Heng, Globe myBusiness Senior Advisor.
GoWiFi, the WiFi for all as it is open to other networks. I do remember when GoWiFi was first available in Abreeza Mall, it was amazingly really fast especially during the early hours when the mall opens daily. Now there are more GoWiFi hotspots around the city that is available for FREE within a limited time each day. We’ve tried it at also Gaisano Mall Davao, Victoria Plaza Mall, Starbucks F.Torres branch, even at Davao Doctors Hospital before.
For the GoWiFi, use it if you want to connect online for something very important. Students can make use of the 30-minute or an hour of free WiFi access to do that task online. Otherwise, you have that time to surf, chat, message on Messenger; tweet an update on Twitter; check and post on Instagram and post your daily IG stories; also post on Facebook; watch the latest trending videos on Facebook, watch the latest YouTube video of your fave YouTubers, read the online news sites to know what’s happening in the country, and other stuff. For students, it’s a good time to Google or search something you need for class as well. Well the limited time should make you have more time to focus on studying for your lessons, quizzes or exams.
Digital Thumbprint Program
It is an advocacy and training program created to help schools understand the importance of online security and business models and the impact of being digitally-connected.
“The introduction of the Digital Thumbprint Program in the University of Mindanao is a testament to the university’s and Globe Telecom’s commitment to equipping our students with the best learnings technology can offer so they can prepare themselves when facing challenges outside the classroom,” Dr. Guillermo Torres Jr., President of the University of Mindanao.
DTP, launched in 2016, was inspired by Optus’ Digital Thumbprint in-school program in Australia. The program is meant to educate the Filipino youth on the importance of responsible digital citizenship through a series of workshops. The program also teaches students how technology can aid their future careers and educate students how to critique online information.
DTP includes four modules conceptualized and designed to increase students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety. It involves taking a careful and critical look at kids’ online behavior and helping them develop insights on how the online world can influence them in making choices.
The four modules are:
1) Digital Insight – features activities to help students discern proper online behavior to secure their information better.
2) Digital Impact – the module tackles issues on technology’s impact on students’ social activities.
3) Digital Ambition – equip them with skills on using technology to help achieve their life goals.
4) Digital Discernment – which teaches students how to spot false information online.
The introduction of the Digital Thumbprint Program makes the University of Mindanao part of a growing list of schools nationwide benefiting from the program as Globe aims to create a Globe of Good through digital responsibility and citizenship.