THE Philippines, a country where communication technology is rapidly growing and whose educational system is undergoing reform, has a potential to take a leadership role in the global e-learning map.
The recognition came recently from James Donovan, chairman of Global Online Association for Learning (Goal), and e-learning guru Elliott Masie, who both expressed support to the Philippine e-learning community in transforming the country into a key learning hub.
“We believe that as a learning hub, we will drive businesses here,” Donovan said. “We don’t see that education has any less of a role and we really believe that this has much greater potential.”
He noted that online learning has been part of the Philippines’ business processes outsourcing sector for the past decade, contributing a fraction of the Philippines’ $20-billion BPO industry.