Distance Education

      For the distance learning delivery, the University uses the MS Teams as its Learning Management System (LMS) since the LMS is built into the MS Teams. The University’s online learning system allows the University to focus on the nature and needs of the students and to customize learning to offer flexibility and convenience. The 24/7 accessibility of the asynchronous activities and resource materials online allow the students to do these asynchronous activities anytime.

      1. app VISION-MISSION

        1.1 Vision Statement

        app is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to the formation of competent leaders and responsible citizens of their communities, country, and the world.

        1.2 Mission Statement
        Animated by the gospel and guided by the teachings of the Church, it helps to uplift the quality of life and to effect social transformation through:
        1.2.1 quality, Catholic, Paulinian formation, academic excellence, research, and community service;
        1.2.2 optimum access to Paulinian education and service in an atmosphere of compassionate caring; and
        1.2.3 responsive and innovative management processes.

        1.3 Institutional Outcomes
        By the end of 2024, the Paulinian graduate is expected to:
        ● demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the methods of inquiry and how these methods are used to interpret knowledge in their own field; analyze problems and issues and generate ideas and solutions that contribute to a better understanding of the world ;
        ● use innovative methods and technologies in solving problems and in making decisions;
        ● demonstrate ethical standards in the conduct of research;
        ● utilize research findings for the upliftment of local , national and global communities;
        ● communicate effectively and confidently in a given social context through verbal and written texts;
        ● manifest support for global sustainable development and the preservation of cultural heritage through active engagement in local, national and international endeavors;
        ● engage in service learning activities, either as a leader or an active member;
        ● manifest sound relationships with God, self, others, and the environment with compassion, respect, integrity and empathy; and
        ● practice servant Christian leadership to contribute positively to the accomplishment of team goals through collaborative processes.


      2. MISSION, POLICY STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES OF app’S DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

        Animated by the gospel and guided by the teachings of the Church, St Paul University Philippines Distance Education Program helps to uplift the quality oi life and to effect social transformation through:

        ● Quality, Catholic, Paulinian formation, academic excellence, research and community service;
        ● Optimum access for a diverse student population and service in an atmosphere of compassionate caring which enables them to engage with and understand social and global issues; and
        ● Responsive and innovative management processes.

        The app Distance Education Program is designed to extend learning opportunities beyond the confines of the physical campus, offering students quality, accessible, and learning opportunities to enhance their educational journey.

        Objectives: The Distance Education Program aims to:

        1. Develop professionals who can think critically when carrying out their work and who are agents of change in accordance with the Paulinian core values;
        2. Provide online courses that promote the integral development of the students;
        3. Promote the use of technological tools to enhance students’ knowledge and skills; and
        4. Promote an interactive system that promotes individuals’ accessibility to academic offerings.


      3. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

        3.1 Communication Systems

        ● The university email system will be solely utilized as means for the official communication in the Distance Education modality.
        ● Students should be registered in this system that will allow them the access to both University email system and the MSteams. Hence, official communications are done through these portals.

        3.2 Technical Support

        ● Technical support will be available to distance education students, faculty, and staff through multiple channels, including email, phone, live chat, and an online help desk. The technical support includes the following:
        ● Technical support will cover issues related to accessing and using the LMS, institutional email, video conferencing tools, and other online learning technologies.
        ● Support to ensure compatibility of personal devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, smartphones) with institutional systems and software.

        3.3 Tutoring/Advising Services

        Tutorial and advising services are provided to the students to assist them for the course and program completion. Qualified tutors will be available to provide academic assistance in various subjects and disciplines. Academic advisors will provide guidance on program requirements, course selection, academic planning, and career goals. To avail of the services of the tutors or advisors:

        ● The students shall write a formal request for a tutor/advisor through the Distance Education coordinator
        ● Dean and the Distance Education coordinator shall identify the tutor/advisor based on the expertise.
        ● Identified tutor/advisor and the students need to set scheduled appointments for tutoring/ advising sessions.
        ● Advisor/tutor will assist students in understanding degree requirements, planning their course schedules, and staying on track for graduation.

          3.3.1 Student Counselling: All distance education students will have access to counseling services provided by qualified professionals. To avail of the services, the following procedure will be observed:

          ● The students can request for a schedule or counseling appointments through an online appointment system or by contacting the counseling office directly.
          ● The head of the guidance and counselling office will identify the counsellor for the counselling session.
          ● The identified counsellor and the student will agree on the schedule for the counselling session.
          ● Right to privacy and confidentiality of information during the session will be strictly complied with.

        3.4 Use of Library Resources

        Library Resources: The app through its Knowledge and Information Resource Network (KIRN) provides digital library services which include access to e-books, academic journals, and research databases. Access to these services are provided below:

        ● The Knowledge and Information Resource Network (KIRN) can be accessed online using this link:
        ● Remote Access For EBSCOhost:


      4. MODALITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE app DISTANCE EDUCATION

        4.1 Modalities in the Instructional Delivery of the Distance Education Courses

        The app Distance Education is delivered through the online learning modality

        Matrix 1 presents a summary of the modalities for the implementation of the app Online Distance Learning particularly the synchronous and asynchronous modalities:

        MATRIX 1: MODALITIES ON THE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY OF THE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES (Maribbay, 2020)

ONLINE
CONTENT DELIVERY
Refers to the modality of the teaching and learning process
Synchronous Asynchronous
Refers to a mode of teaching-learning that encourages simultaneous learning process by the students and the faculty Refers to a mode of teaching and learning that utilizes online learning tools and platforms through a non-simultaneous learning process, guided and monitored by the faculty
Connectivity: Requires connectivity through a digital learning space Connectivity: Requires internet connectivity
Methods Methods
● Learning Management System (LMS) Video conferencing/ discussions
● interactive online collaboration and discussion chat share dynamics actual online consultations/ advising live webinars/ discussions

For laboratory courses:
● virtual lab simulations (Labster)
● Lecturio
● Digital Course packs
● Reading assignments
● Pre-recorded Video/Audio streaming
● Research activities
● Case study scenarios
● Problem solving activity sheets/ worksheets
● Power point lectures
● Online modules
● Flash drives/CDs/Video files/Audio files/slides

For laboratory courses:
● video-taped laboratory activities/simulations
● pre-recorded laboratory activities
Assessment Assessment
● Online summative/formative tests
● Online presentation of projects/reports
● Platform: MS Teams/Test Portal
● Use of assessment rubrics
● Portfolio assessment
● Journal Reflections
● Project-based/Task-based assessment
● Presentation of projects/ reports
● Video recorded presentation of individual student reports
● Research papers
● Use of assessment rubrics
Learning Resources Learning Resources
● Learning Management System
● Microsoft Teams LMS365
● Front Learners/Labster/ Lecturio
● Other LMS Platforms (Schoology, Edmodo, Moodle)
● Other communication platforms (Zoom, Messenger Room, Google Meet, Google Hangouts)

REMOTE ACCESS FOR EBSCOhost
● Free access to OERs /PHL CHED Connect
REMOTE ACCESS FOR EBSCOhost
● Free access to OERs /PHL CHED Connect