Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School, Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

(left to right)Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Dodjie Maestrecampo, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, College of Arts and Science, Faculty, Asst. Prof. Denie Forton, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Dean, College of Arts and Science and Director of Learning Environments and Innovations, Prof. Abigail Joy Rodelas-Angelia and Blackboard, Chief Client Officer Mr. Tim Atkin

SINGAPORE – October 9-10, 2018 – Engr. Dodjie S. Maestrecampo, Prof. Abigail Joy Rodelas-Angelia, Asst. Prof. Denie Forton and Ms. Jascha Daquis from Malayan Colleges Mindanao, have been named winners of the Blackboard Catalyst Award in Asia for Optimising the Student Experience, which honours those institutions whose educational and administrative innovations have markedly improved the total learner experience. This includes their addressing of new and changing dynamics in fields such as student recruitment, financial aid, enrollment, retention and assessment, graduation, and beyond. The award ceremony took place at Blackboard’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference on 9 October, 2018.

Founded in 2005 by education technology leader Blackboard Inc., the annual Catalyst Awards recognise and honour innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Winners are selected by a cross-functional team of Blackboard experts.

"We are grateful to Blackboard for providing us the solutions and tools to assist students in their journey towards outcomes attainment and success. More than anything else, this recognition belongs to MCM's dynamic and dedicated group of faculty members for whom we attribute the success of our projects and programs. Our team at LEI is composed of a small group of individuals, and the real heroes who catalyze student success are our faculty members," said Prof. Abigail Joy Rodelas-Angelia, Dean, College of Arts and Science and Director of Learning Environments and Innovations (LEI).

“Blackboard is proud to recognise this year’s Catalyst Award winners for their commitment to transforming the learning experience through technology and innovative practices,” said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and President of Blackboard. “We look forward to continuing to work with these educators and institutions to support the success of all students.”

Blackboard is the leading provider of learner success-focused technology solutions and services. Its product portfolio is unmatched in the marketplace, spanning teaching and learning, analytics, community engagement, campus transactions and security solutions as well as student services.

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About Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School

Learner-Centered Outcomes-Based Education
Transforming students to become globally competitive professionals is at the core of MCM’s vision. Through learner-centered, outcomes-based education (LC-OBE), MCM commits to ensuring that student learning is focused on attaining industry standards through clearly defined outcomes. Through LC-OBE, MCM students have access to personalized learning so they can perform their best and achieve their academic and personal goals.

Effective Learning Spaces
By fusing innovative physical learning spaces and digital learning environments, MCM equips its students with real-time access to learning resources and an inspiring environment to study, learn, and collaborate with their peers. Access to wifi inside the MCM campus, topped with cutting-edge learning facilities and resources and robust digital learning management system, support students in achieving optimum cognitive performance.

Mapúa University Legacy
The academic excellence that Mapúa is known for is embedded in MCM’s DNA. MCM dedicates to bring to Mindanao the world-class Mapúa education that produces graduates that are highly preferred by industries here and abroad.

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