MILES stands for Mastery-based Individualized Learning Enhancement System. It is a pioneering educational system that extends the capability of Canvas to ensure mastery and individualized learning.
This learning mode is recommended for students who have unlimited cellular data or stable internet access with computer devices suitable for their course requirements.
With Fully Online, all learning materials, lectures, and assignments are uploaded in advance on MILES. This option has no fixed class schedules so students can study the educational materials at their own pace and convenience. The learning materials are accessible 24/7 and may be downloaded and printed for study even offline.
Fully Online allows them to review lessons from past courses and gives a preview of the next course. Consultations with faculty, academic mentoring, and assessments will be done online as well.
Blended Online is favorable for students with limited internet access. Students are provided with educational materials via Digital Learning Packet.
Since learning packets are not internet-dependent, access to the internet is reduced and needed only for faculty consultations and assessments.
Digital Learning Packets (DLP) are flash drives that contain all learning materials, including video lectures and learning activities. These packets will be sent out to students upon request for a minimal fee, via courier.
Canvas is the most popular learning management system used by the world’s leading universities including Yale and Harvard. It is designed to empower both teachers and students by making an engaging learning environment with video-based learning and collaboration tools.
BigBlueButton is integrated in Canvas that facilitates communication between students and teachers. Students can send quick inquiries with the chat feature. Through its Conferences feature, faculty members can host synchronous online classes and academic consultations for students.
Through G Suite for Education, students enjoy unlimited cloud storage on Google drive, thus making it easier to download and upload online learning materials. They can also maximize the use of best-in-class productivity tools for teaching and learning such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Forms among others.
Microsoft Teams allows students to freely communicate and collaborate with their professors through chat capabilities and video conferencing. To put it simply, Teams brings together the best parts of Office 365 in a single tool.
Microsoft Office 365 expands the student’s ability for online learning with the use of familiar and always accessible applications like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. It is a productivity cloud that brings together best in-class Office apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security.