By KATHERINE CHAN
INTERNET ACCESS points will be available for students and academic staff in selected classrooms in the St. Raymund de Peñafort and Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. (BGPOP) buildings starting March 4.
Through a memorandum released Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Faculty of Arts and Letters launched its project on the installation of internet cables in classrooms in preparation for the faculty’s hybrid learning setup.
Rooms 101, 102, 112, 117, 200, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 212,214, and 216 are all scheduled for cabling installation. Affected classrooms have been temporarily relocated to the second floor of St. Raymund’s building
Rooms 11-A, 11-B, 11C. 11-D, 1108, 1107, 1106, 1105, and 1104 in the 11th floor of the BGPOP building are also installed with internet access points for students and faculty.
Installations began on Monday, Feb. 20, and will be conducted in 14 access point rooms in the St. Raymund’s building and nine others on the 11th floor of BGPOP.
The initiative, which was done with the Office of Information and Communications Technology, is seeks to make AB facilities “internet-ready.”
The project also includes converting the St. Raymund’s building’s computer laboratory into an “open laboratory” wherein students may use computer equipment on a “first-come, first served” basis.
Last Nov. 25, 2022, the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs released a memorandum regarding the institutional transition plan for hybrid learning.
Under the memo, colleges and faculties were instructed to prepare their physical and information technology facilities for hybrid learning. F