ClassDrive, a fully functional offline Learning Management System, introduced in Mabalacat City, Pampanga

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January 11, 2021

ClassDrive, a fully functional offline Learning Management System, introduced in Mabalacat City, Pampanga

ClassDrive, a fully functional offline Learning Management System, introduced in Mabalacat City, Pampanga

“Stay connected, learn offline.”

Global Access Learning Solutions, Inc. (GALS), led by its president, Marcia Hernandez, with the support of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, introduced ClassDrive, an offline Learning Management System (LMS), in select public schools in the city of Mabalacat, Pampanga.

The LMS’s initiative is to provide accessibility and budget-friendly solutions for education for public school students. Since the pandemic, education was put on a challenging phase as face-to-face learning was discontinued in the country. While most classes now are being conducted online, ClassDrive designed an effective means of making learning more within reach, even without internet connection. This is a great and convenient solution for students, especially those who live in remote areas.

How does ClassDrive work?

This LMS uses a Universal Serial Bus (USB) that gives students access to the instructions, lessons and exams. Even without internet connection, ClassDrive can work on tablets, laptops and computers, and even on smart phones and televisions. These USBs are also tamper-proof, Hernandez said.

Hernandez said that GALS’ objective is to help students overcome the difficulties and challenges that hamper their learning process like not having internet access, hence the launching of this kind of LMS.

ClassDrive is cost-friendly and helps the teachers too

According to GALS president, Hernandez, they start at a price as low as P850 per student yearly, depending on the number of students enrolled. She added that a study stated that a student in a public school usually spends an estimate of P3,000-4,000 per year for modules. Aside from being fully accessible offline, with ClassDrive, they will be able to spend lesser.

She added that it will provide support to teachers as well, since it saves them time in the compilation and printing of the student’s modules. Teachers will also be provided with free training in using ClassDrive.

ClassDrive introduced to students in Mabalacat

With the support of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, many students benefited from the ClassDrive, including the students of Mabalacat Technical Vocational School, as well as the Senior High School of Biabas Resettlement Elementary School.

Hernandez said that the local government of Mabalacat expressed their interest in this kind of LMS. Soon, they plan to launch the LMS in more public schools.

ClassDrive is the first fully functional offline LMS in the Philippines. With ClassDrive, students can stay connected, whether online or offline.

 

To know more about it, visit Global Access Learning Solutions’ page on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalAccessLS