BUSINESS BYTE: More than 130,000 students across the Caribbean to benefit from virtual learning platform

CWCF provides Flow Study Program FREE for ALL students until June 15in response to COVID-19 

Over 130,000 kindergarten, primary and secondary school students across the Caribbean will benefit from the Flow Study program FREE of charge from now through June 15.  The Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF)in partnership with Flow and One on One Educational Services Limited joined forces to provide access to the comprehensive virtual education platform,which offers a wide array of educational content enabling students to continue their studies at home during the COVID-19 crisis.  Students in Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobagoand Turks & Caicos will benefit from this initiative.

The Flow Study program powered by One on One is available to all students across the Caribbean regardless of their network operator. Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W Communications, operator of the Flow brand, and Chairperson of the CWCF, said, “during these times of crisis we must join forces to ensure that our children, families and communities are supported.  Given that parents are now faced with the reality of homeschooling their kids, we wanted to find a way to support them despite which network they subscribe to.”  Smidts added, “our primary concern is to ensure that students across the region continue to have access to the education they deserveand that there is minimal disruption totheir learning.”

Students age 5 to 18 will have access to thecurriculum used in their schools.  Access is available via Flow Study e-Learning servicesthrough the Flow Study mobile apps (Android), and Flow EVO – Flowon Demand.  The ability to continue with classes is even more critical for students who are preparing for CSEC and CAPE. For instruction on how to sign up click here.Flow Study offers:

  • Over 500 video lessons spanning the CSEC curriculum
  • Access to digital courses for the K – 8 curriculum
  • Question bank and solutions with over 40,000 exam style questions and solutions for 35 subjects
  • 10 years of past paper solutions for over 17 subjects
  • Digital encyclopaedia with over 9,500 digital animations and simulations for four subject areas
  • Virtual science labs with more than 500 digital laboratory simulations for science subjects and skills gap testing for over 30 subjects.

CEO of One on One, Ricardo Allen, commented on the partnershipwith the CWCF and Flow stating, “Education is a right and not a privilege.  This is an important and strategic partnership for One on One and we are happy that the CWCF has stepped up once again to provide the funds needed to ensure that our students can continue to have access to their education.This is a platform developed by some of the best Caribbean teachers for Caribbean nationals. Our platform has the capacity to facilitate all students to learn at their own pace, anytime, anywhere and from any device. It is in times like these that we are reminded of the importance of having choices for access to education and the value of e-learning.”

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  1. Need Wi-Fi
    April 1, 2020

    It’s a very good initiative that is taken by flow however i think flow should step up their game by providing internet to the villages with no wifi so that students who r disadvantaged will b able to utilize these learning platforms..
    It’s been almost 3 years since Maria has passed!!

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  2. Roger Burnett
    March 31, 2020

    Two positive developments that could materialize from the present situation are:

    (1) On-line learning.
    (2) Working from home.

    Both require innovative ways of thinking and doing.

    Five years ago, when the government gave “tablets” to all secondary school students, I launched the website “Notes for Art Students”. My intention was to give Dominican students an introduction to the Visual Arts. Despite numerous requests, the Ministry of Education did not relay the information to schools and alas, I had few respondents.

    By way of my DNO commentaries I have promoted the concept of “Working from Home”. If we can do it in an emergency, why not for all time? In doing so we could solve many of Dominica’s social and travelling to work problems. Twenty years ago I was involved in an attempt to introduce the concept for six months to a reluctant UK regional council . At the end of the trail period increased efficiency was such that the authority begged for it to be extended.

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