KNowledge and OnLine LEarning Resource
MIRIAM COLLEGE ONLINE CAMPUS
Message from the President
Amb. Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario, M.A., M.Ed.
Miriam College President
What is KNOLLER?
KNowledge and OnLine LEarning Resource or KNOLLER is a learning portal where students can access the following activities and resources:
Academic lectures & demonstrations
Online library subscriptions
Guidance & counselling
Peer support & interaction
Online academic consultations
Leadership development, advocacy building, spiritual growth, & student wellness activities
For the Higher Education Unit, resources will also include the following:
International opportunities, partnerships & linkages
Advocacy programs & opportunities
Research & community engagement
Our hybrid-flexible learning program for SY 2022-2023 that simultaneously accommodates students in-person and online.
KNOLLER-FLEX is a learning program where students can learn through multiple learning modes: synchronously in-person and online as well as online-asynchronous.
While going to school for in-person study may be important, KNOLLER-FLEX allows students to attend classes online, especially when their individual contexts prevent them to go in-person like when students do not have available transport or they have health concerns.
Overview of the Academic Program
The current goal of MC is to provide a learning space and mode of delivery for students to continue their education, in the form of an online campus. It acknowledges that its students are currently located in various learning contexts; hence, the program offerings have been redesigned with versatility and flexibility as the main features of its content and mode of delivery.
The focus is to engage students in a flexible learning which is a combination of online asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and when necessary, offline modalities that aim to achieve priority curricular goals per academic level. In this manner, students from pre-school to graduate school will have access to continued education with greatest versatility for independent or collaborative learning and interaction.
MC shall continue to ensure that all members of the community are provided a safe and comfortable teaching-learning environment where activities are balanced for holistic development.
In the event of a long-term implementation of online learning, the school shall strengthen its structures to support the welfare, well-being, and needs of community members while maximizing technology and online platforms most especially in addressing mental and emotional health. Regular and periodic checks of both the social and IT infrastructure shall also be conducted.
Prioritization of content: The school curriculum will prioritize significant topics (knowledge and skills) in the learning plans without sacrificing learning objectives.
Learner-centered: Miriam College views the learner at the center of the educational process. The school understands that learners come from different contexts and their differences and disparities determine their varying capacities to adapt to learning. Validation of outcomes from multiple scientific inquiries will ensure sound decisions and recommendations.
Multi-disciplinarity, inter-disciplinarity, and multi-dimensionality: The Curriculum will connect or merge segmented or separate programs and activities, rather than offering them individually. The school must ensure the relevance of the teaching-learning experience.
Value-laden: The programs will remain to be infused with Christian values aimed at forming leaders in service who combine competence and compassion. Academic concepts must be translated into real-life problems and solutions, and have strong integration with values formation. Doing so will not only create more meaning but also promote adaptability and yield greater sustainability in the long run.
Socio-emotional and essential skills: Whenever applicable, teachers should focus on building students’ essential skills (i.e., communication, leadership, problem-solving), emphasizing how one’s actions have effects on others. The earlier these concepts are understood by and ingrained in students, the more equipped they will be to adapt to this new normal.
Conduct and Etiquette
All members of the community shall continue to conduct themselves with appropriate and professional demeanor on all online platforms. This includes appearance and clothing, language and tone, non-verbal communication such as gestures and eye-contact, and the use of official / appropriate email addresses and handles.
Message from the Vice-President for Academic Affairs
For one, Miriam College has conducted pilot classes to allow selected faculty and students to practice the HyFlex modality. Faculty members also went through training sessions designed to familiarize them with the HyFlex learning set-up, which included designing lessons and assessments suitable to the HyFlex mode. We also conducted demonstrations, practice, and troubleshooting sessions as technical issues may arise when delivering classes using technology. We had no other than Dr. Brian Beatty of the San Franciso State University, pioneer of the HyFlex course design model, train our faculty in designing HyFlex classes!
Jasmin Nario-Galace, Ph.D.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Chair, Working Group on Learning Continuity