In today’s highly digital world, pushing the limits of education beyond the four walls of the classroom is what Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC), one of the country’s primary digital-first colleges, has been aiming for. This vision has come to fruition - in partnership with Globe Business, they are now able to equip students with reliable internet connection that allows them to learn and participate in classes from anywhere, whether at home, at designated Learning Hubs, or even while out doing part-time or full-time work.
“Mapúa has always been a game changer in the education sector. We always aim to innovate and modernize our services for the learners,” said Noel Torregoza, Instructional System Design Director of Mapúa Malayan Digital College. “As such, it's important to us to find partners who share the same values and beliefs, such as Globe Business.”
MMDC’s mission is to be a world-class higher learning institution focused on business and technology. Prioritizing quality and innovative education, MMDC only requires their students to attend 7.5 hours of synchronous online classes per week. They educate their students with specific skills through projects and case studies that have real-world applications, and follow it up with best-in-class career guidance and placement services.
This partnership enabled the digital-first college to access solutions and technology experts from Globe Business, allowing them to innovate and maximize every opportunity for student learning.
Through Globe Business, MMDC provides their students with Load Up with Pocket WiFi to help them attend their online classes anywhere, finish their assignments anytime, and collaborate with their classmates when needed.
Aside from providing fast and reliable internet access for students, this solution is also able to block websites that are not appropriate for student learning. This is specifically designed to keep students safe online and to promote a distraction-free environment for studying.
To create more spaces that are safe and conducive to learning, MMDC also established Learning Hubs located in Ayala Malls Cloverleaf in Quezon City and Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod, powered by Globe Business Direct Internet Access with Managed WiFi.
“Internet connectivity is essential for Mapúa Malayan Digital College,” shared Jonathan Dayao, Vice President for Administration, Mapúa Malayan Digital College. “By partnering with Globe Business, we are able to keep a lean dev-ops team and focus our efforts on services that are close to our students.”
These hubs are equipped with stable and reliable connectivity, providing a space for students to do collaborative group work while being connected to the internet. To implement this, MMDC worked with Globe’s team of network experts, resulting in faster and optimized network deployment.
“We admire the drive of Mapúa Malayan Digital College to push the boundaries of traditional education through its innovative digital-first college concept,” said Chris Cheng, Vice President for Connectivity and Digital Products, Globe Business, Enterprise Group. “Globe Business is thrilled to help redefine the norms of learning through our digital solutions-enabled connectivity products and award-winning managed services portfolio.”
The college has also partnered with companies such as Ayala Group, Concentrix, Genpact, Everise, Sutherland, and many others to provide students with relevant employment opportunities in the market. They also offer scholarships such as the Asenso Scholarship for the first 500 enrollees, Continuing Education Scholarship for working students, and the Sidlak Scholarship for deserving students residing in Bacolod and its nearby areas.
This partnership with the innovative digital-first college further strengthens Globe’s strong commitment towards upholding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly UN SDG No. 8, which promotes quality education, and UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the role of innovation as a crucial driver of economic growth and development.
To learn more about how Globe Business empowers the new normal of digital learning, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/education.html.