Mapua among Asia’s most digital-ready universities, says US-based Cengage

The digital transformation efforts of Mapua University is starting to get noticed globally. US-based education and technology firm Cengage is tagging the university as among the most digital-ready educational institutions in entire Asia.

In a letter sent to Mapua University President Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, Cengage lauded the university’s successful digital transformation initiatives in the education sector. Cengage also recognizes Mapua’s determination in pursuing digital learning, which paved the way for the partnership of providing enriching digital solutions in education.

In 2019, Mapua University activated 1,943 digital courses created by Cengage for the university. It spanned 73 subjects with 45,894 digital student enrollments. This was the highest for any single university in Cengage’s records of universities in the Philippines and Asia.

The digital activations cemented Mapua’s leadership in online and digital learning in the country and as a frontliner in education-based digital transformation in Asia. These digital solutions have allowed Mapua 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 techniques in effective online learning. Mapua is already using 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.

Mapua University is also 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.

Throughout the past year, Cengage has been among the key education partners of Mapua University in providing online course resources, interactive learning tools, and student analytics.