However, the institution`s vice-president for academic affairs, Dr. Bonifacio Doma, stressed the limitation of comprehensive online programs, particularly with regard to bachelor`s degrees, which require « heavy » laboratory work requiring real classes. Coursera, the world`s first online learning platform, has announced free versions of Coursera for Campus and enhanced features to meet the critical and long-term needs of higher education worldwide. New features allow universities to ensure academic integrity for credit-bearing online learning, improve student employability and create private courses. Today`s announcement builds on the dynamism of the Campus Response Initiative, launched in March to allow students and teachers free access to Coursera for Campus during pandemic closures. Currently, more than 3,700 institutions use Coursera for Campus to teach online learning to more than 2.4 million students. Students also have access to life coaches who offer career and university counselling, course planning, technical assistance, work placement and other student concerns. He also highlighted the challenges of maintaining « academic integrity » during online mode. Providing credit-bearing online learning with advanced functions for academic integrity As universities try to develop long-term online learning programs for students, they need to ensure that their experience is consistent with the academic rigor of campus learning.
Coursera for Campus now offers academic integrity features that enable universities to enable credit-bearing online learning. Interested students can register for this year of study via the Map俉 Digital Academics website under www.mapua.edu.ph/DigitalAcademics/ for each semester. During this academic year 2020-2021, MAP A University launched its comprehensive online degree for students in technical and computer technology (IT), the institution taking strict measures to curb the new coronavirus. Vea said that fully online degrees offer students a lot of academic flexibility because programs are made to speed up themselves, so students can learn according to their own schedule. « One of the most important conditions for choosing the program we offer now is how we can deliver lab courses in online mode, » he said. Build mixed online learning programs with prefabricated courses and private creative tools He also pointed out that the company will reduce costs for students because it reduces some different fees and other costs such as transportation, accommodation and allowance, making it ideal for working students and adults who want to get their license. It also applies to students living outside Metro Manila or in other countries who wish to obtain their bachelor`s degree in Mapua, one of the country`s leading engineering and technology institutions. With three offerings, Coursera for Campus is committed to supporting students and institutions at every stage of online learning: with today`s launch, Coursera for Campus is ready to meet the sustainable needs of universities around the world.