CloudSwyft Global Solutions, Inc. added Mapúa University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, and Ateneo de Zamboanga University this March to the roster of schools using its education computing platform, bringing the total number of Philippine institutions using its virtual laboratories to more than a dozen.
The Makati-based company, which offers bundled products through its partnerships with Lenovo and SoftwareONE, has likewise deployed its virtual laboratory in public schools.
“DepEd [Department of Education] teachers use our platform for the upskilling of senior high school [SHS] and college students. students,” said Dann Angelo O. De Guzman, CloudSwyft’s founder and chief executive officer, in an e-mail. “[This] leads towards a better quality of employability in the digital world.”
CloudSwyft, together with multinational technology corporation Microsoft, has two projects with DepEd: a focused skilling program for SHS students called Oplan TAWID (Technology-Assisted World Immersion Delivery), and a retooling of the virtual lab to make applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and TinkerCAD accessible to students minus the expensive hardware.
Its platform — offered as either a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model or a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model — can be designed to align with the existing curriculum for subjects such as engineering, architecture, videography, robotics, blockchain, and machine learning.
Enderun Colleges has been offering data analysis, python development, and data science for AI (artificial intelligence) courses through CloudSwyft since 2019.
The virtual lab — which is also used in San Beda College, Miriam College, and theSTI Education Group — can be accessed with an Internet connection and a web browser.
“Since the lab environments are purely cloud-based, it can run on any operating system and on any device — even on the cheapest tablets and oldest computers,” said Mr. De Guzman.
“CloudSwyft’s technology was built even before the pandemic — [which] served as a catalyst to accelerate the tailwinds of opportunities for our customers,” he added. “Our solution is designed to achieve… automation for purely offline, asynchronous, and hybrid modalities.” — Patricia B. Mirasol