Mabalacat City College (MCC) launched the Philippines’ pilot smart classrooms.
This is in partnership with Huawei Philippines ICT.
MCC President Michelle Aguilar-Ong said the facilities, considered as hybrid teaching spaces, are equipped with highflex learning specifications for both onsite and online students to learn simultaneously and improve their learning experience.
They also feature digital content sharing where students share PowerPoint presentations and copy lectures through their tablets or smartphones via QR codes.
The classrooms also have installed cameras to observe human behavioral algorithms and are equipped with microphones, monitors, interactive screens and boards, and soundproof walls.
Ong said that with the college’s shift towards educational innovation and technological advancement, the smart classrooms will make MCC students more competitive as they are designed based on traditional classrooms and online classes.
“This is an important part of our history as we are now looking into the future of education not only in the Philippines but also around the world. Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Jo Mark Libre and I shared a lot of meaningful exchanges on local colleges and how we can transform ourselves to be globally responsive,” she said.
For his part, Libre said the smart classrooms will help reshape the traditional learning experience and educational landscape in the country as it will support blended learning of college students.
“It is our pride that MCC is reshaping the educational landscape of our country. One of my views is to strengthen our higher education system and work towards more opportunities for our young local children to compete with pride and joy,” he said.
The smart classrooms will be used by incoming MCC students for the school year 2022-2023 which will start on August 22. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)