GETTING READY FOR LMS
Top government officials visited the Phil Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) to assess its readiness in implementing the Learning Module System (LMS) developed by the academy and Seaversity.
The Party is headed by MARINA Administrator Robert A. Empedrad with Dr. Maria Teresita M. Semana, CHEDRO III Director and Engr. Antonio Edward Padre, DICT Assistant Regional Director.
Ever since, PMMA has been committed to provide the best education to its students. The LMS is the Academy’s response to challenges posed by the COVID 19 pandemic.
The “new normal” has paved the way on the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The visitors were given a tour of the facilities and equipment that will be utilized in the delivery of the blended learning system. Faculty members from both colleges demonstrated the capabilities of the LMS and the AR/VR, as alternative ways of learning.
The Academy also presented to CHED-MARINA the new BSMT and BSMarE programs, to be pilot-tested first semester of 2020-2021. The curricula aims to improve and revolutionize maritime education and training in the country.
Each curriculum shall equip maritime students with the knowledge and skills useful onboard ships; also geared for Education 4.0 which pushes for the use of non-traditional tools for learning --- basically, the “Internet of things.”