US-based Cengage lauds Mapua for digital activation initiatives
US-based education and technology company Cengage has tagged Mapúa University as among the most digital-ready universities in Asia. In 2019, Mapúa activated a total of 1,943 digital courses created by Cengage for the University, spanning 73 subjects with 45,894 digital student enrollments. This was the highest for any single university based on Cengage’s records of universities in the Philippines and in Asia.
In a letter to Mapúa University president Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, Cengage commended the University for its successes in digital transformation initiatives in the education sector. Cengage also recognized Mapúa’s determination in pursuing digital learning, which paved the way for the partnership of providing enriching digital solutions in education.
The digital activation cemented Mapúa’s leadership in online and digital learning in the Philippines, and as a frontliner in education-based digital transformation in Asia.
Through the past year, Cengage has been one of the key education partners of the University in providing online course resources, interactive learning tools, and student analytics.
These digital solutions allowed Mapúa to continuously provide enriching and engaging learning experiences to its students. The use of educational technology resources has enhanced existing teaching techniques in the digital environment.
The Yuchengco-led academic institution has been enhancing its digital capability through new technologies in effective online learning. Also, majority of ETYSBM courses utilizes Cengage online books through the Mapua E-Text Infinity Solutions (METIS).
Mapúa is already utilizing several online learning tools such as Cardinal EDGE, which can hold synchronous lectures to 2,300 students; Panopto, a video platform for higher education; and worldwide online learning platform, Coursera.
Mapúa is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as among the leading universities in online learning, and often approached to share their knowledge in shifting from conventional to flexible learning.