Mapúa Malayan Digital College unveils pioneering Learning Hubs for AY 2022-2023

July 28, 2022

These exclusive, modern spaces in Quezon City & Bacolod empower learners to easily integrate academics, life, & passions in a digital-first community.

For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC) officially opens its Learning Hubs for MMDC students. Envisioned as a modern space designed to cater to the needs of 21st-century digital learners, MMDC Learning Hubs are located at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf in Quezon City and Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod.

Mapúa Malayan Digital College learning hub

Mapúa Malayan Digital College unveils pioneering Learning Hubs for AY 2022-2023


    “The MMDC educational model was created to be affordable, accessible, and flexible. While we offer a cutting-edge, outcome-based curriculum that teaches students by doing, we also emphasize the need to effectively address other important student needs such as connectivity, conducive spaces for learning, and simply, providing a place for students to be with other students,” said Derrick Latreille, Chief Learning Officer of MMDC and Co-founder of Ayala Education. 

    Mapúa Malayan Digital College Derrick Latreille
    Derrick Latreille, Chief Learning Officer of MMDC and Co-founder of Ayala Education

    “As a digital-first college, our Learning Hubs play a central role in our model because they provide a concrete, physical, and encouraging venue for all our learners.”

    New Spaces for Next-Level Collaboration


    In a survey conducted by MMDC through TheNerve to understand what students looked for in a college, 37% of respondents mentioned that they enjoyed studying at home but would prefer having an option to study face-to-face with classmates. Housed within conveniently accessible locations, MMDC Learning Hubs accommodate all types of learners. Each space is equipped with high-speed internet and movable furniture to suit every preference and purpose.

    MMDC Learning Hubs are designed to maximize productivity across a wide range of learning styles. Conducive study pods and open lounges cater to solo learners, while meeting rooms can be booked by big groups to work on bigger projects and other school requirements.

    Seamless Work-Life Integration


    Aside from serving as a venue for students to focus on their academic endeavors, MMDC Learning Hubs also provide safe spaces that nurture psycho-social-emotional student needs such as belonging, and self-actualization. 

    Mapúa Malayan Digital College learning hub productivity focus

    Additional findings from TheNerve survey showed that the prospect of joining organizations, taking part in school events, and interacting with fellow students emerged as factors that influenced their college of choice.

    Within the Learning Hubs, collaboration extends beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. Here, students can socialize and even form clubs aligned with personal interests. With the support of MMDC, the Learning Hubs also serve as venues for workshops, webinars, talks and more activities to enrich the passions of a diverse student body.

    Mapúa Malayan Digital College team

    “The Learning Hub is a space designed for the students and will be maximized by the students. It caters to their needs to be connected, both digitally and socially, said Rita De Jesus, Associate Director for Integrated Advising of MMDC. “We’re excited to see the space be filled with their study groups, PPC meet-ups, collaboration projects, group work, club events, and even get-togethers. We’re excited to witness peers sharing the same college journey right here in the hub.”

    Mapúa Malayan Digital College is accepting BS Information Technology students, and BS Business Administration freshmen students, for the 2022-2023 school year. Students may inquire or enroll by visiting www.mmdc.mcl.edu.ph.

    About Mapúa Malayan Digital College


    Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC) is a digital-first college that is part of Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School, that is dedicated to nurturing nation-building students who will thrive in a business and technology-driven world. Mapúa University and Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School, are wholly owned subsidiaries of iPeople, inc., a Yuchengco - Ayala education partnership.

    To learn more about MMDC, visit https://www.mmdc.mcl.edu.ph/ or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    The Mapúa Malayan Excellence


    The Mapúa Malayan legacy began in 1925 with the establishment of the Mapúa Institute of Technology. The brand expanded with the opening of Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapua School (MCL) in 2007, as well as the opening of Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapua School (MCM) in 2018. 

    MCL has garnered a number of accolades: an overall rating of 3 QS stars, with 5 stars for employability, 4 stars for facilities, and 3 stars for social responsibility and inclusiveness. The college is also ISO 9001:2015 certified and has been granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education, enabling the institution to create programs as needed by students.

    About the Yuchengco Group


    The Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) is a premiere Philippine conglomerate with interests ranging from banking to international business partnerships, from financial services to construction, and from education to information technology.

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