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ILC co-sponsors Workshop on Graduate Program Innovations with GS

In response to the need to modernize pedagogy and equipped faculty members with the recent technology in teaching strategies, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and Graduate School (GS) co-sponsored workshop on Graduate Program Innovations: Hands-On Training on Blended Learning for faculty members on July 27-28, 2015, at the ILC Computer Laboratory 1, 3/F, CAS Annex I Bldg.

Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr. GS Dean, lauded the participants for attending the workshop despite on teacher’s leave. He then stressed that since faculty members are in the forefront of the internalization efforts of the university and UPLB-GS has already embarked on off-campus offering, there is a need for initiatives to conduct training programs on technology-mediated approaches that would help enhance the graduate programs of the university. On the other hand, Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, ILC Director, gave the overview and objectives of the training workshop and explained that blended learning refers to the combination of web-based and traditional learning tools and approaches. She also emphasized that this training workshop was just the start of the training workshops to be conducted by ILC in collaboration with GS.

For two days, eleven participants had hands-on training on learning management systems specifically on Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE) with Prof. Nelio C. Altoveros of the Institute of Mathematical Science and on Edmodo Social Learning Platform with Prof. Analinda M. Fajardo of Institute of Biological Sciences as resource persons. Participants were then required to have individual presentation of their outputs after each session. (BRP)