THE CLASS OF 2025 will miss out many traditional opportunities during their first year because of COVID-19 pandemic, but Lingayen Campus made sure that they will run out ‘best experience’ even in virtual platform.
Instead of experiencing a conventional jam-packed student assembly, first year and transferee students were required to begin the transition to college life through a virtual orientation that was aired via Facebook live and Microsoft Teams this September 20 (Monday).
Marking the opening of the classes, the students were assisted to familiarize themselves with the services offered by the university and most especially, to navigate the know-hows of the learning management system (LMS), the MS Teams.
Even remote, the online learning platform will create best experience regardless of the challenges and limitations while still preparing them for life, according to the Dr. Lorna G. Urbiztondo, Campus Executive Director.
Last year, it has been a challenge for the institution to gradually adjust with the new normal set-up bringing in pace the flexible learning platform to students and teachers.
Now that another batch of students will come in, the campus is preparing to develop programs to support student learning and achievement.
“On the verge of the pandemic situation, we stand tall in recognizing the process of education in creating positive learning environment where everyone is valued and a strong sense of purpose prevails thru flexible learning,” the Executive Director said.
Aside from LMS discussion, the orientation paved way for curricular programs to highlight their achievements and best practices thru department orientations to boost the confidence of the incoming students that they are in good hands.
Retention policies and grading system were also presented.
In account, the remote orientation received a 79% viewer turn-out or out of 1,908 enrolled incoming first year, 1,500 students attended the event.
The campus is still looking forward to host more activities to mount active student participation and engagement in virtual platform. /mmpd