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Dennis Uy’s Dito CME ventures into online education

Ralf Rivas
Dennis Uy’s Dito CME ventures into online education

NEW VENTURE. Dito CME and CloudSwyft executives ink the agreement for online learning platform Luna Academy.

Photo from Dito CME/Udenna Corporation

Dito CME and CloudSwyft launch Luna Academy, an online learning platform for diploma programs from leading tech companies

Dennis Uy’s communications and entertainment arm is venturing into the online education space, through a platform which aims to provide certifications and skills training from the world’s top tech companies.

Dito CME Holdings on Tuesday, January 12, said it teamed up with learning technology company CloudSwyft to launch Luna Academy, a platform which would give access to certifications and diploma programs from companies like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Alibaba.

The platform also features blockchain authenticated digital certificates and badges, which are issued upon accomplishment of courses. These certificates can then be shared and added to the students’ LinkedIn profiles and social media networks.

The joint venture primarily aims to retool and upskill Filipinos, as the coronavirus pandemic ruined the employment landscape.

Its website said that those who will enroll can schedule one-on-one remote sessions with experts and industry practitioners across Asia-Pacific.

Luna Academy, which is set for a beta launch in 2021, will also conduct sessions through a blended learning approach, which includes webinars and modules.

The website also states that it will have around 1,000 online courses and 100 industry and diploma programs.

“Through this platform, we aim to provide an avenue for affordable and convenient learning, skills training, and online certifications that are tailor-fit for Filipinos who seek more opportunities to move further forward,” Uy said.

Eric Alberto, Dito CME president and chief executive officer, said they are also working on linking those who have earned certifications to leading global and local corporations for employment and internship opportunities. – Rappler.com

Ralf Rivas

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