Malayan Colleges Laguna

mcl-flux

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON MCL FLUX COURSES FOR STUDENTS

WHAT IS MCL FLUX?

MCL Flexible Learning Ubiquitous Experience or “MCL FLUX” learning is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide—for each class or activity—how to participate.

WHY ARE WE USING MCL FLUX?

MCL FLUX allows Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School (MCL) to respond flexibly to public health challenges and disruption from natural calamities without sacrificing learning objectives. You will be able to make the same progress toward your degree even if in-campus instruction is interrupted.

Aside from having choices whether to attend learning sessions in-campus or online, other benefits of MCL FLUX courses include: more learning opportunities through LMS materials and activities, more control over their pace of learning, more schedule flexibility (when multiple classes are offered MCL FLUX courses), and the ability to learn how to learn online without committing to an “only-online” course.

WHAT ARE MCL FLUX PRINCIPLES?

The MCL FLUX course design is built upon these four fundamental values:

• Learner Choice: Provision for meaningful alternative participation modes where students will be able to choose between participation modes daily, weekly, or topically.

• Equivalency: Provision for learning activities in all participation modes which lead to equivalent learning outcomes.

• Reusability: Utilization of artifacts from learning activities in each participation mode as “learning objects” for all students.

• Accessibility: Equipping students with technology skills and equitable access to all participation modes.

WILL EVERY CLASS BE OFFERED IN MCL FLUX FORMAT?

Yes, every course offered for A.Y. 2022-2023 will be in the MCL FLUX format. Courses that require access to specialized equipment or instruments will be modified to fit the MCL FLUX format.

WILL MCL FLUX CLASSES HAVE SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES?

Yes. MCL FLUX courses will meet at the scheduled times. If you are accessing the course material remotely, you will have synchronous and asynchronous options that allow you to interact with the students who are accessing the course in a different mode. These options will vary by course.

CAN I SHIFT FROM ONE MODE TO ANOTHER?

Yes. Students can decide—for each class or activity—how to participate.

ARE SUMMATIVE TESTS ALSO IN MCL FLUX MODE?

Yes. Summative assessments are also offered on-campus and online.

WHAT TECHNOLOGY WILL BE USED TO DELIVER MCL FLUX COURSES?

All learning modules and materials can be accessed through MCL Online. Your professor may choose appropriate video conferencing, polling, and collaboration tools to ensure equivalency and accessibility.

WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO STUDENTS NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN MCL FLUX COURSES?

In most MCL FLUX classes students do not have to bring their own computing equipment to classes unless that is clearly explained as a requirement for the session. However, the learning experience will be richer for students attending class in-person to have at least one device that can connect to the synchronous environment.

MCL FLUX students participating online would need the same technologies as any other fully online student: a computer with audio (mic) and video (camera) and reliable network access.