• Derrick Latreille, Chief Learning Officer
• Dennis Tablante, Executive Director
• Jonathan Dayao, Senior Director of Administration
• Kitz Teodoro, Senior Director of Student Services
Digital Learning and Offline Spaces for Modern Needs
MMDC has created a learning model that directly answers students’ needs and wants. Its unique offering prioritizes the following aspects of learning and student life:
Courses for Employability: MMDC focuses on areas that are in-demand by both students and industry: technology and, eventually, business. Specializations in Information Technology include Data Analytics, Software Development, and Network and Cybersecurity. Meanwhile, specializations in the upcoming Business Administration major include Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Human Resource Management. These degrees are designed by instructional design professionals who have experience in academe as well as the workforce.
Curriculum for the Real World: MMDC helps students develop not just technical skills but also soft skills (such as critical thinking, leadership, creativity, analysis, and collaboration). Students will learn through MMDC’s Projects, Problems and Cases (PPC) model, which emphasizes real-world applications and evaluates students on their output, and not on traditional testing methods. In addition, the MMDC curriculum will also include content from international educational providers, such as Coursera.
Learning Hubs, At Convenient Locations, for Student Collaboration: MMDC will provide modern collaboration spaces where students can meet, do focused work, collaborate on group projects, organize clubs, and more. MMDC’s first two Learning Hubs will be located at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf (Quezon City) and Ayala Malls Capitol Central (Bacolod City).
Tech Tools to Power Learning: MMDC can provide each student their own laptop and pocket Wi-Fi, as well as access to the Learning Hub and Student Services to assist with all their connectivity needs.
Flexible Learning For Modern Students’ Needs: MMDC’s required class meeting times clock in at approximately 7.5 hours a week of synchronous learning. This gives students more control of their time and allows them to balance academics, hobbies, family life, and social life. This set-up also allows flexibility for the working adult who wants to complete their college degree.
Affordable Fees: MMDC introduces a Pioneer Scholarship where the first 750 enrolled students will be granted up to PHP 20,000 discount on tuition fee. With this partial discount, enrollment fee for a full year is as low as PHP 58,000. Slot reservation starts March 1, 2022.
About Derrick Latreille- Chief Learning Officer
Derrick holds a degree in economics, served in the US military, and holds an MLS in cognitive psychology.
With Mr. Fred Ayala, Derrick co-founded Ayala Education in 2012. In 2019, Ayala Education completed a merger with iPeople (the 3 Mapua Colleges) to form one of the largest (top 5) education conglomerates in the country.
They delivered constructivist based learning with curriculum designed, first, around thinking and skills objectives. They developed tested and proven frameworks for remediating English and Mathematics. Graduates from iPO high schools have achieved >80% employment within 100 days of graduation at 90% of average tier III college graduate wages. iPO’s college students, going through industry engagement designed programs, have achieved 29% higher wages than their peers.
About Engr Dennis Tablante- Executive Director
Dennis has invested the last 29 years serving Mapua schools in various capacities, initially as faculty in undergraduate and graduate levels, to becoming the Dean of the School of EE-ECE-CpE of Mapua University. As Mapua expanded its footprint, Dennis was drafted to Malayan Colleges, Laguna - A Mapua School (MCL) as the VP for Academic Affairs. As the academic leader, he laid down its Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) framework, and worked towards ISO9001 certification. Dennis also had MCL’s engineering programs accredited by PTC-ACBET, and created more collaborations with industry, academe, government, and non-government agencies. In 2017, Dennis was appointed as the EVP-COO of MCL. In 2019, Dennis moved to iPeople’s New Platforms Unit to deliver innovation and new businesses for iPeople’s growth strategy.