Message from the President

The KNowledge and Online Learning Resource (KNOLLER) is the learning portal of Miriam College .

Portals carry the image of grand entrances to a new world. Good literary works are replete with references to portals as the writer leads the reader to a different world of ideas and experiences. In Miriam College’s campuses, one will easily notice that the entrances to the main academic buildings were designed as welcoming entry points to the world of learning. Each alumna of Miriam College may have her own favorite portal, but the most symbolic is that of MC’s oldest building at Loyola Heights. It leads to three important aspects of academic life at Miriam College: to the main library (now a museum), to the chapel, and further leading to Our Lady’s Court where a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Maryknoll stands “looking over” the students who studied there in years past. That the main library and the main chapel were built within the same access point separated only by a few steps leading to the second floor showed the wisdom of the Maryknoll Sisters in connecting secular knowledge with spiritual wisdom.

Amb. Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario
Miriam College President

KNOLLER is such a connective technical infrastructure. Though it is virtual, it carries the same purposeful sense of unity among all aspects of student life. As one enters this portal, a whole new world of knowledge and wonder awaits the student. Everything related to her full development as a learner is at her fingertips: the classes’ resource materials and student reports, the library, the spiritual and wellness centers, the student affairs and related services, the various administration offices, the advocacy centers, the student organizations, etc. It is Miriam College’s physical campus re-created virtually.

Now that we have witnessed the endless possibility of virtual reality, KNOLLER will be there even if face-to-face classes will be resumed fully or partially. It will always be a good place to visit anytime to access academic and non-academic resources, and to discover a new frontier from anywhere a student of MC resides.

We greet you with a warm welcome to KNOLLER!



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

Assessments

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

Career opportunities

Advocacy programs & opportunities

Research & community engagement



Overview of the Academic Program

Online Campus

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.

Flexible Learning

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.

Campus Wellness

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.

Relevant Curriculum

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

I join our President, Ambassador Laura Del Rosario, in welcoming you to the KNOLLER Portal, your online gateway to MC classes, online course materials, and other useful educational resources such as lectures and videos. Miriam College wants to make it easier for you to access your classes and other important information anytime, anywhere by developing this centralized entryway not only to academic resources and information, school policies, and student services but also to exciting and meaningful activities and opportunities to advocate our core values of truth, peace, justice, and integrity of creation.

The Working Group on Learning Continuity (WGLC) would like to thank the Miriam Communications Office (MCO) and the E-Learning Coordinators for creating an online space that is secure, easy to use, and navigate. We hope that through this engaging platform, you will be able to keep up not only with homework and academic requirements but also with what your classmates and teachers are up to!

Log in now!

Jasmin Nario-Galace
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Chair, Working Group on Learning Continuity