Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Student enrollment for the upcoming school year at Technological University (UT) Riviera Maya is the highest it’s ever been.
Last year, UT broke a new enrollment record with 438 registered students. This year, the university has 500 new students enrolled in classes for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The increase is due in part to the addition of gastronomy courses being offered on Isla Cozumel.
Jaime Gonzalez Mendoza, director of the university, says that so far 50 students have enrolled in the new gastronomy courses being added to the curriculum this year. Students taking these classes will do so at the Universidad de Quintana de la isla (Cozumel) because they were unable to add more construction projects to the current university campus in Playa del Carmen.
This year, gastronomy students will be able to access all their course material online, which before, was not offered to all disciplines at UT.
Gonzalez Mendoza says, “We have begun the gradual process in the production of online audiovisual content. This online content began with gastronomy because it is one of the most in-demand courses, but now, we will continue adding it to our tourism, administration and the rest of the classes we have.”
He explains that these types of academic strategies are good, not only for students to gain experience in technology, but also to offer them online tutorials to influence their study practices.