Mapúa University is investing in fully online undergraduate classes with its implementation of Digital Rush.
Digital Rush is a set of online courses offered to undergraduate students scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., enabling students to avoid the rush hours when going to and from school.
“In general, aside from improving the teaching-learning process, we are changing the way we communicate with our students and the way the administration transacts with them so that we are attuned to the digital times,” Mapúa president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea said.
According to Mary Christine Tomas, head of the Center for Teaching and Learning - Digital, it is not compulsory to take the digital rush courses and that it is no different from the current schedule offered by the University.
“The student now will have the flexibility to choose between online and face-to-face sections,” she said.
In addition, video lectures are available online for students to view anytime be it for review or to catch up on the lessons. Final exams, however, will still be given on campus.
Students may choose to enroll in online sections for the following courses: Algebra, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, and Probability and Statistics.
The Digital Rush implementation enables Mapúa to refine and fine-tune its digital efforts in order to address some of the challenges of teaching and learning and at the same time provide the best quality of education for the students.