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ILC conducts RTDs on Interactive Learning from October to December 2012

In line with the policy of mainstreaming interactive learning in the university, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) in coordination with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Office of the Chancellor conducted nine sessions of Roundtable Discussions (RTDs) on interactive learning from Oct. 23 – Dec. 10, 2012 at the Executive Conference Room, 3rd flr, UPLB Administration Building. Each RTD session had a maximum of 20 invited faculty members who teach general education/foundation courses as participants. Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, current ILC Director, presented an audio visual presentation about ILC and its services. She then cited the aim of the RTDs, and that is, to make the faculty members who teach general education/foundation courses clearly conversant on the what, why and how of interactive learning through robust and fruitful exchanges of ideas since this will help ensure cogent complementation of courses with interactive learning approaches and coherent preparation/production of interactive learning materials. The brief presentation by the ILC Director was then followed by short lectures of Prof. Alleli Ester C. Domingo of the Institute of Mathematical Science and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, and Prof. Jon Paul F. Maligalig of the Department of Educational Communication, College of Development Communication on the topics “Interactive Learning and the Paradigm Shift in Tertiary Education” and “Methods and Materials for Interactive Learning”, respectively. After the lectures, free-wheeling discussion on the topics covered was held with the ILC Director as facilitator and the two lecturers as discussants. Certificates were then distributed after each RTD session. Participation in the RTD and the succeeding training workshops are some of the requirements in the application for the ILC grant on the development of interactive multimedia-materials (BRPabro).