Thursday, December 15, 2016

Filipino students nationwide join the three million virtual mile goal for Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon

Press release

Educators around the Philippines collaborate to help celebrate learning without borders

(Makati City, Philippines) (December 5, 2016) – Educators around the world were invited to participate in Microsoft’s annual two-day Skype-a-Thon on November 29 to 30, where thousands of students have joined the goal to travel three million virtual miles.  The event connected classrooms in over 47 countries, including the Philippines, to showcase how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience and promote global citizenship.

Experts from Microsoft Philippines and guest speakers spoke to students from all over the country.  45 classrooms from around the Philippines joined the Global Skype-a-Thon to travel 145,000 miles combined. 

For this year’s global Skype-a-Thon, several lecturers from Microsoft and educators shared motivational stories to the students. Each one got to virtually experience each other’s cultures through Skype. As classrooms are now borderless and learning is beyond any four corners in the world, indeed, there’s no distance that learning cannot conquer.

On photo collage are as follows:
·         Clarissa Segismundo, Microsoft Philippines Education Programs Lead with Grade 10 Students of Kapitolyo High School,
·         Cian O`Neill, Microsoft Philippines Chief Operating and Marketing Officer skypes with National University (NU) students on the other end
·         Ferdie Saputil, Microsoft Philippines Public Sector Director skypes with Pangasinan National High School students
·         Jomari Mercado, Microsoft Philippines National Technology Officer skypes with De La Salle University, Dasmariñas
·         Virna Venturanza, Microsoft Philippines Communications Lead skypes with students of Atty. Orlando S. Rimando National High School, Compostela Valley, Mindanao
·         Joel Garcia, Microsoft Philippines DX Director speaks to senior high school students of Ateneo de Manila

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