Enderun on the New Normal: unburdened by tradition, remains adept amid changes


    THE unprecedented circumstances have created adjustments on how people presently live. Hence, Enderun has been quick to adapt with the changes and has been implementing management innovation imperative to the reality of today.

    Enderun Colleges, a premier culinary, hospitality, and management school in the country, continues to pursue excellence in academic education through online learning.

    The educational institution’s approach to online learning has long been existing which can be justified by its successful internationally delivered online language courses. Enderun, after building its reputation as the premier culinary, hospitality, and management school in the Philippines, is now also academically preferred in sustainable business management, development economics, and entrepreneurship―including social entrepreneurship.

    As further attested by Enderun Colleges President Edgardo Rodriguez, he proudly explains, “The ‘online mindset’ has already been embraced by our learning community of both degree-enrolled as well as continuing education students. It is also a regular teaching and advisory mode for our faculty who are mostly adjunct and working practitioners, and therefore dependent on the online mode as integral to their class sessions.”

    Enderun Colleges is guided with a remote learning framework called Enderun Online. According to Mr. Wilson Gan, Vice President for Academics, “Enderun has developed an online learning framework, a set of principles and standards that govern the implementation of its online classes for both the college and senior high school. The framework has five key prescriptions for an online learning experience: (a) modular delivery of course content, (b) a standardized approach to online learning which combines synchronous and asynchronous delivery, (c) clear caps on student workload, (d) reasonable accommodation for students with unstable internet connectivity and (e) a uniform suite of technology platforms for delivering content.”

    At the same time, Enderun Extension’s digital teaching approach continues as it offers online certificate programs for professionals who want to acquire a competitive edge in the international job market.

    A good number of certificate courses in the fields of hospitality management, data science & analytics, and social media marketing currently offered by Enderun Extension include Level 2: FoodSHAP® Basic Food Safety for Food Handlers (e-Learning), Microsoft Certification Courses: Data Analytics (Professional Course), Enderun Data Privacy Certification Course with NADPOP (2020) DPO Certification, and SME Management Series: Social Media Marketing Bootcamp.

    “With industrial internship and laboratory practice at the core of its curriculum, Enderun is also specially challenged to reinvent the evaluation of practical learning so as to include distance observation. I believe we are pioneering in this,” President Rodriguez adds.

    “We know we cannot do this alone. We know we can achieve the mindset change and technological innovation only in collaboration with other educational organizations who are trying equally hard.”


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