How digital learning is shaping the world of work in the Philippines

How digital learning is shaping the world of work in the Philippines

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) saw the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for online learning

How digital learning is shaping the world of work in the Philippines

As the COVID-19 crisis confined our lives to the internet, it also presented a major challenge: online learning. The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) saw it as an opportunity.

"The pandemic exposed to the fullest extent the other services an employers’ organization could offer."

– Jose Roland A. Moya, Director General of ECOP

The ECOP has always aimed to advance employers’ interests in all labor, social, and employment issues through proactive engagement and representation at the national, regional, and international levels.

Last year, with the financial support of the Walt Disney Company, the ITCILO partnered with ECOP to help launch their new eCampus platform. It is the culmination of efforts to improve policy making, provide concrete services to members, and move toward digital technology, online services, and e-training.

What does the ECOP eCampus offer?

The eCampus is a learning management system (LMS) platform that allows ECOP to offer courses and programmes, either fully online or through a blended approach. The platform offers courses on topics such as industrial relations, human resource management, occupational safety and health, entrepreneurship, management development, and employee development. 

It complements online and face-to-face training programmes and allows participants to learn anywhere and anytime. How? If you are a member, you can access learning at your own pace, answer questionnaires and get your certificate fully online!

One of participants’ favorite features has been the messaging system. Many are using it to share their insights about the lessons, share company best practices, and ask questions and seek advice from the instructors.

But that’s not all. The eCampus has also helped the ECOP Training and Development Department roll out training services by:

  • Serving as a repository of training materials (videos, articles, PowerPoint presentations, and other relevant learning content); 
  • Allowing the automation of formulating training certificates;
  • Enabling the control the access of recorded videos and sessions;
  • Evaluating the participants; 
  • Keeping track of students activities. 

"The eCampus platform has given us a competitive advantage by allowing us to become one of the few, if not the only, business organization in the Philippines to also be a training institution that makes use of an e-learning platform."

– Jose Roland A. Moya, Director General of ECOP

This wouldn’t have been possible without the capable leadership of ECOP to pioneer the platform in the market and set new trends with the competition and members.

At the height of the pandemic, their ability to diversify revenue streams by leveraging the services of the training department kept the members engaged and the finances of the organisation stable. 

Today, the ECOP eCampus offers 60 courses, with an average of 20 to 30 participants per programme, and the amount of training services per week has doubled.

"The eCampus Platform sounds like rocket science, but digital is the only way forward for every facet of life. Thank you for bringing ECOP to a new frontier."

– Mr Edgardo Lacson, ECOP Chairman of the Board

ECOP’s experience is not the only one to showcase the impact and change driven by training services in the world of work. The ITCILO is supporting other employers' organisations around the world to launch their training services online through online platforms. 

This is one example of the power of digital learning in the world of work. Training services hosted on platforms like the eCampus help modernize and improve engagement for employers’ organizations everywhere. The ITCILO is committed to supporting digital learning for the world of work and providing e-learning and knowledge management solutions for global partners.


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