The startup is widely-used in metro-Manila schools and continues to entrench itself in the Philippines
After expanding into the Philippines in 2014, Quipper, a London-based e-learning company is broadening its presence in the island nation by announcing today it has launched its services in Cebu.
While based in London, three of the countries in which Quipper operates are in Asia — Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines (its other operations are in London and Mexico City).
The product is a platform to streamline communication and adaptability between students and teachers through an online platform.
Once students and teachers sign-up, educators can send assignments to students, communicate with learners through a messaging system, and use and analytics system to monitor students’ performance in the classroom.
The platform is gamified so students can earn ‘coins’ for answering questions correctly, which they can use to customise the background on their personal account.
Quibber school is free of charge for all its programmes.
“By providing excellent, K-12 aligned content on a platform that helps teachers streamline their teaching methods and class management while simultaneously providing students with an engaging yet effective learning experience, we hope to make this transition easier for both public and private schools in Cebu and the rest of the country,” said Yuki Naotori, Country Manager of Quipper in an official statement.
As of September 2015, over 1 million Filipinos were using Quipper, usually via a public school in the NCR (generally considered to be the area around Manila). Nationwide it is used in 1,400 schools.
The first school to launch the programme in Cebu will be Tisa Elementary School, who in December made headlines by building a 25-foot (7.6 metres) Christmas tree out of trash to increase awareness for recycling.
Quipper was founded in 2010 by Japanese entrepreneur Masayuki Watanabe in London and is a subsidiary company of Recruit Holdings (a US$13 billion company).
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