Full Face-to-Face Enhanced by Technology Modality at Ateneo de Davao University

Ateneo de Davao University proudly presents its innovative and dynamic mode of learning, F2F+ (Face-to-Face Plus) starting School Year 2023-2024. F2F+ seamlessly combines the traditional classroom experience with the power of cutting-edge technology, providing students with an unparalleled educational journey. It signifies the university’s commitment to delivering an exceptional and holistic learning environment, where students can thrive both academically and technologically in a changing world.

F2F+ Learning at Ateneo de Davao University is designed to maximize the benefits of face-to-face interaction while harnessing the potential of technology to amplify learning outcomes. By leveraging advanced tools, digital platforms, and collaborative technologies, F2F+ offers a truly transformative educational experience.

In the F2F+ Learning environment, students engage in dynamic face-to-face sessions with their peers and esteemed faculty members, fostering meaningful interactions and promoting the exchange of ideas. This personalized engagement facilitates in-depth discussions, intellectual growth, and the development of critical thinking skills. With the physical presence of mentors, students can receive immediate feedback, guidance, and mentorship, enabling them to cultivate a deep understanding of the subjects they study.

To enhance this traditional approach, F2F+ Learning embraces technology as a catalyst for academic excellence. State-of-the-art digital tools, virtual learning platforms, and immersive experiences are seamlessly integrated into the curriculum. Students have access to a range of interactive multimedia resources, educational apps, and online libraries, allowing them to explore diverse perspectives and engage with content in dynamic and immersive ways. These technological enhancements serve to enrich the learning process, encourage active participation, and foster a deeper understanding of complex concepts.

Moreover, F2F+ Learning promotes a blended learning approach, combining in-person sessions with online components. This flexible combination enables students to:

  • Access course materials anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace;
  • Review lectures;
  • Engage in collaborative discussions;
  • Submit assignments; and
  • Participate in virtual group activities.

This hybrid approach not only promotes self-directed learning but also equips students with valuable digital literacy skills, preparing them for the demands of the modern workforce.

At Ateneo de Davao University, the safety and well-being of students and faculty remain paramount. F2F+ Learning is implemented with strict adherence to health protocols and guidelines, ensuring a secure and conducive learning environment. Stringent measures, such as reduced class sizes, regular sanitization, and mandatory mask-wearing, are put in place to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved.

With F2F+ Learning, Ateneo de Davao University leads the way in reimagining education for the future. By merging the best of traditional face-to-face instruction with the transformative power of technology, students embark on a learning journey that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, adaptability, and technological fluency. Ateneo de Davao University’s F2F+ Learning creates a space where academic excellence and innovation converge, preparing students to navigate the complexities of the rapidly evolving global landscape.

The Full Face-to-Face (F2F) Enhanced by Technology modality at Ateneo de Davao University is characterized by the following features:

1. Comprehensive Courseware: All courses will utilize a courseware that encompasses all learning materials and formative assessments. This digital resource is uploaded onto the Daigler20 Learning Management System (LMS). The courseware serves as a comprehensive learning tool and provides opportunities for assessment throughout the learning process.

a. Pre-lectio Activity: Before the face-to-face class session, students are expected to access and thoroughly engage with the learning material provided in the courseware. This pre-lectio activity allows students to familiarize themselves with the subject matter, promoting active preparation for the upcoming class.

b. Lectio Activity: During the face-to-face interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, both parties access and utilize the learning material available in the courseware. This activity aims to deepen students’ understanding of the pre-lectio material through interactive discussions and teacher facilitation, providing valuable insights and inputs.

c. Repetitio Activity: Following the face-to-face session, students can access the formative assessment activities embedded within the courseware. These activities serve as self-assessment tools, enabling students to gauge their own learning progress. Additionally, the results of these assessments inform teachers about areas where students require further assistance, allowing them to provide targeted inputs and clarifications during subsequent interactions.

2. Addressing Cheating Concerns: To address concerns related to potential cheating in online assessments, all non-performance-based major assessments (Prelim, Midterm, and Finals) will be conducted in-person. By administering these assessments face-to-face, Ateneo de Davao University aims to ensure the integrity and validity of the evaluation process, providing a fair and secure environment for students.

The Full Face-to-Face (F2F) Enhanced by Technology modality at Ateneo de Davao University offers an integrated and technology-driven approach to learning, combining the convenience of digital resources with the benefits of face-to-face interactions. This innovative mode of instruction promotes active engagement, self-assessment, and academic integrity, enabling students to excel in their educational journey while preparing them for the demands of the digital age.