Winners of Globe ProjectEd shot short films on their mobile phones

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Senior high students from all over the Philippines who participated in Globe’s ProjectEd video contest submitted short films shot using their mobile phones on how technology is changing how they learn. From around 100 entries, it was hard to pick just ten, and then eventually whittle it down to just three.

Finally, on March 8, the top three winners were announced.

First prize went to the University of the East-Caloocan for their entry “Phantasm”, which (very little spoiler warning here) is about virtual reality. They won ₱50,000 cash and a ₱50,000 education package from Globe Telecom.

The Manila campus of University of the East bagged second place with their video “Resiliency”, showing that there’s no excuse for not learning when you have technology by your side. They won ₱30,000 cash and a ₱30,000 education package from Globe Telecom.

Pitogo High School won third place by making full use of practical special effects and mobile apps for “A Ride Beyond Limitations”, which was shot in Bonifacio Global City. They won ₱20,000 cash and a ₱20,000 education package from Globe Telecom.

Emerson Reyes, a filmmaker and professor from De La Salle‑College of Saint Benilde, was one of the keynote speakers during the awards night. “As educators, as learners, we need to ignite change. We need to create content that slowly change the world,” Reyes told the students. He added that the process of making a film itself can also inspire learning in young filmmakers.

Thus, teachers should embrace videos as an educational tool as well. “Video is a constantly evolving field, for us teachers, to inspire students and engage them more we create more content,” said Reyes. “The most important thing is to believe, for us teachers to believe in our students and for students to believe in us teachers.”

Moving forward, Globe Telecom is expected to have more programs advocating digital learning. In particular: video learning. “[It’s] reinforcing the message that you can learn anytime, anywhere using technology at your disposal,” said Gil Genio, chief technology and information officer of Globe.

Hopefully, this leads to more professors and students to embrace video for education in the future.-LDG