Mapúa University has been tagged by American-based education and technology company Cengage as one of the most digital-ready universities in Asia, based on a letter that they sent to university president Dr. Reynaldo Vea.
Last year, Mapúa had activated 1,943 digital courses that Cengage created for them. The courses span 73 subjects, which had 45,894 digital student enrollments. That alone was the highest number of enrollments for any Asian university in Asia.
Cengage had also recognized the university’s determination to push for digital learning amid the recent coronavirus quarantine measures.Mapúa and Cengage have been partners in providing online course materials, interactive learning tools and student analytics.
The university now is using several online learning tools. Among them is Central EDGE, which holds synchronous lectures to 2,300 students; a video platform called Panopto for higher education; and Coursera, which is the worldwide online learning platform.
The Commission on Higher Education recognized Mapúa as one of the leading universities in online learning. They are being approached to share what they have done in shifting from physical to online learning. — Aric John Sy Cua