Saturday 31 October, 2020

Digicel launches Education Plan to further support e-Learning options

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In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Jamaica’s response to Coronavirus, Digicel has introduced the 14-day Education Plan - giving students access to their schools’ virtual learning sites from the safety and comfort of their homes.

Students at all levels can now enjoy extended access to online libraries, academic text books, publications and other learning materials, as part of Digicel’s commitment to widening the reach of its network to support educational continuity during this time.

Through a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) and Digicel, the 14-day Education Plan is available at a subsidised cost of $500, and includes 500 megabytes of data for other purposes. A $100 Education Plan add-on is available for Digicel subscribers who are already on one of its regular plans.

Brian Bennett-Easy

“Enabling our future leaders to be able to seamlessly continue learning from home with access to the best online learning resources is very important to our efforts to keep Jamaica connected during this time,” Chief Operating Officer of Digicel Jamaica, Brian Bennett-Easy, said.

He noted, “We have collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, as well as the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, to include over 50 educational websites in the initial list, and we are prepared to make more additions based on requests from the Ministry.”

Digicel will also assist the MoEYI with activating the Education Plan for 1,200 students who are registered under the PATH programme, as well as an add-on voice and data service for teachers.

Bennett-Easy gave the assurance that teachers and students will experience smooth plan activation and usage as a result of improvements to the company’s network capabilities. He commented, ”As a provider of essential services to the public, we have a duty of care to keep our network running, while meeting the learning and development needs of the population. This is why we continue to invest in the expansion of our LTE network and broadband infrastructure to meet the changing needs our customers, especially during this time.”

In welcoming the initiative, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge stated, “As a government, our mission throughout the COVID-19 crisis is to provide equal and undisturbed access to quality education. We welcome our partnership with Digicel and are confident that the new data package for students, with access to 60 zero-rated websites for tertiary and other students will aid us in that mission.”

He continued, “We are also pleased with the benefits of the new data package for our teachers, who we commend for their diligence and commitment to nation building as we all strive to keep our youth engaged, educate and empowered.”

Digicel continues to widen the reach of its digital learning platforms with access on its Home and Entertainment platform to a dedicated e-Learning Channel (channel 5) with other content coming soon, as well zero-rating and free subscription to the LearningHub.online platform for students at the PEP, CSEC and CAPE levels to learn remotely and keep abreast of the official school curriculum.

For the wider public, the company also offers access to Government of Jamaica websites, whether or not customers are on a data plan, free of cost. For a full listing of the zero-rated educational websites, please visit https://www.digicelgroup.com/jm/en/mobile/explore/other-stuff/news---community/2020/april/8/zero-rated-education-sites.html

 

List of zero-rated educational websites

https://srs.cmu.edu.jm/web/login

Caribbean Maritime University

https://cmu.edu.jm/

Caribbean Maritime University

https://e-learning.cmu.edu.jm

Caribbean Maritime University

https://ecc.edu.jm/

Excelsior Community College

http://stcoll.edu.jm/

Shortwood Teachers’ College

https://isims.stcoll.edu.jm/

Shortwood Teachers’ College

https://www.sjtc.edu.jm/

St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College

Yammer.com/sjtc.edu.jm

St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College

https://isims.sjtc.edu.jm/

St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College

https://themico.edu.jm/

The Mico University College

https://aeorion.themico.edu.jm/

The Mico University College

https://ecampus.themico.edu.jm

The Mico University College

https://www.mona.uwi.edu/

The University of the West Indies

https://ourvle.mona.uwi.edu

The University of the West Indies

https://mymona.uwi.edu

The University of the West Indies

https://uwin-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/

The University of the West Indies

https://engvle.com

The University of the West Indies

https://www.ucc.edu.jm/

University College of the Caribbean

https://ucconline.ucc.edu.jm/ https://aeorion.ucc.edu.jm/default.aspx

University College of the Caribbean

https://aeorion.ucc.edu.jm/

University College of the Caribbean

http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uccjm

University College of the Caribbean

https://www.utech.edu.jm/

University of Technology, Jamaica

https://evision.utech.edu.jm/sipr/

University of Technology, Jamaica

http://library.utech.edu.jm/

University of Technology, Jamaica

https://vtdi.heart-nta.org/ https://isims.heart-nta.org/ https://vtd2.heart-nta.org/

Vocational Training Development Institute

https://isims.heart-nta.org/

Vocational Training Development Institute

https://www.gcfostercollege.edu.jm/

G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport

http://gcfvle.edu.jm/

G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport

https://isims.gcfostercollege.edu.jm/

G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport

https://pcc.edu.jm/

Portmore Community College

http://pcc.itechinnovations.com/

Portmore Community College

https://pcclibrary.webs.com/

Portmore Community College

https://case.edu.jm/web/

College of Agriculture, Science & Education

https://isims.case.edu.jm/lms/?redirect=0

College of Agriculture, Science & Education

https://btcc.edu.jm/

Brown’s Town Community College

https://isims.btcc.edu.jm/

Brown’s Town Community College

http://isims.moneaguecollege.edu.jm/

Moneague College

https://app.schoology.com/login

Moneague College

http://mbcc.edu.jm/

Montego Bay Community College

https://mymbcc.edu.jm/

Montego Bay Community College

http://library.mbcc.edu.jm/

Montego Bay Community College

https://bmc.edu.jm/

Bethlehem Moravian College

https://bm-jam.client.renweb.com/pwr/

Bethlehem Moravian College

http://www.ctc.edu.jm/

Church Teachers’ College

https://isims.ctc.edu.jm/default.aspx

Church Teachers’ College

https://app.schoology.com/school/33300471

Church Teachers’ College

https://ncu.edu.jm/

Northern Caribbean University

https://aeorion.ncu.edu.jm/

Northern Caribbean University

https://learninghub.online/

Learning Hub

https://www.edufocal.com/

EduFocal

https://yesgsat.com/

PEP

https://cxc-store.com/

Caribbean Examination Council

https://www.choology.com/

Schoology

www.moeschools.edu.jm              

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