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Mapúa University, Malayan Colleges Laguna and Malayan Colleges Mindanao Select McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Connect Solutions for Math and Science Courses
The partnership will further increase the capability to deliver quality, fully online courses
SINGAPORE (December 14, 2020) – Mapúa University and its subsidiaries, Malayan Colleges Laguna and Malayan Colleges Mindanao, premier technology and engineering institutions based in the Philippines, have chosen McGraw Hill’s ALEKS adaptive learning software and Connect digital platform to enhance the learning experiences of students in Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, Accounting and other course areas. The two programs will be made available to nearly 6,000 Mapúa University students in the academic year 2020-2021, representing the latest step in Mapúa University’s ongoing efforts to deliver world-class online lectures and laboratory courses.
“Mapúa University has consistently been a leader in delivering quality education to its students,” said Dr. Bonifacio T. Doma, Jr., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mapúa University. “Our partnership with McGraw Hill will help to strengthen the university’s capabilities of delivering outcomes-based, fully digital education solutions that enrich our students’ learning experiences and that also help teachers to develop more creative, effective and efficient teaching styles.”
For more than 20 years, McGraw Hill ALEKS has helped educators in Math and Chemistry to quickly and accurately focus in on exactly which topics students understand and which topics they need help with, empowering teachers to deliver the most effective instruction possible. Built on the theory of “knowledge spaces” from cognitive science, ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) uses artificial intelligence to create personalized and dynamic learning paths for K-20 students based on their individual needs. To date, ALEKS has served more than 20 million students at thousands of K-12 schools, colleges and universities throughout the world.
McGraw Hill’s Connect platform is a digital learning solution that also offers the course management and adaptive learning solution SmartBook 2.0, which creates a new reading experience for students. Using SmartBook 2.0, each student can better identify topics that they already know and also learn new topics through the technology’s ability to understand topics they’re ready to learn next. The software also measures the length of time each student spends on assessment and creates questions that evaluate the student’s understanding of a certain concept.
“We are proud to partner with Mapúa University to help their students achieve a higher level of educational outcomes by leveraging our industry-leading ALEKS and Connect learning platforms,” said Joseph Chong, Managing Director of McGraw Hill in Asia. “As we continue to navigate the challenges of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative reaffirms both McGraw Hill’s and the university’s commitment to providing innovative, high quality digital solutions to help each student succeed.”
About Mapúa University
Mapúa University is a premier engineering and technological university in the Philippines. A 4-Star institution under the QS Stars Rating System and a QS Asia Top 500 university, it envisions itself to be among the best universities in the world, unceasingly fostering its long tradition of leading-edge excellence in various fields of studies and providing students a learning environment that will make them globally competitive.
Offering locally and internationally accredited academic programs and other developmental programs that provide international learning opportunities to its students, a Mapúa education meets global quality standards of the professions for which it prepares graduates.
A recognized leader in digital education and online learning in the Philippines, Mapúa continuously provides enriching and engaging learning experiences to its students using the latest in educational technology, enhancing its capability for effective teaching and learning in a digital environment.
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