Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC) gave a peek into its learning hubs with a media tour of its Ayala Cloverleaf branch in Quezon City. Its other learning hub is located at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod.
In February, MMDC launched its initial business and information technology courses that are fully online. The need for learning hubs is to provide students with a venue for collaboration. In a survey MMDC commissioned (through the TheNerve), 37% of respondents mentioned that they enjoyed studying at home but would prefer having an option to study face-to-face with classmates.
“While we offer a cutting-edge, outcome-based curriculum that teaches students by doing, we also emphasize the need to effectively address other important student needs such as connectivity, conducive spaces for learning, and simply, providing a place for students to be with other students,” said Derrick Latreille, chief learning officer of MMDC and co-founder of Ayala Education. “As a digital-first college, our Learning Hubs play a central role in our model because they provide a concrete, physical, and encouraging venue for all our learners.”
MMDC Learning Hubs accommodate all types of learners. Each space is equipped with high-speed internet and movable furniture to suit every preference and purpose. The hubs also hope to provide safe spaces that nurture psycho-social-emotional student needs such as belonging, and self-actualization.
Through the Learning Hubs, students can socialize and even form clubs aligned with personal interests. With the support of MMDC, the Learning Hubs also serve as venues for workshops, webinars, talks and more activities to enrich the passions of a diverse student body.
“The Learning Hub is a space designed for the students and will be maximized by the students. It caters to their needs to be connected, both digitally and socially, said Rita De Jesus, Associate Director for Integrated Advising of MMDC.
Mapúa Malayan Digital College is accepting BS Information Technology students, and BS Business Administration freshmen students, for the 2022-2023 school year. Students may inquire or enroll by visiting http://www.mmdc.mcl.edu.ph.
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