New, GE faculty to train in interactive learning

New UPLB faculty members will undergo training-workshops on interactive teaching and learning as part of efforts to further mainstream interactive learning in the University.

Completion of the training-workshops is one of the prerequisites to qualify for grants on the development of interactive instructional materials.

Led by the Interactive Learning Center (ILC), with the support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), the 11th Training-Workshops on Development/Application of Interactive Learning Materials will be held on July 30-31 and August 1-2 at the CAS Annex Building 1, a week before the start of classes for Academic Year 2018-2019.

The training-workshops aim to impart recent trends on e-learning practices and develop the skills and capabilities of  participants on interactive teaching and learning. These include the development and production of interactive learning materials, application of different learning management systems, and alternative tools for teaching and learning.

Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, director of ILC, will discuss “Higher education teaching in the ICT-empowered world” on the first day. Joining her on the same day as resource person is Prof. Alleli Ester C. Domingo of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) on “Interactive learning and paradigm shift in tertiary education”.

Resource persons for the succeeding days are Prof. Nelio  C. Altoveros from IMSP on “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment or MOODLE on July 31; Dr. Analinda M. Fajardo of the Institute of Biological Sciences on “Edmodo social learning platform” and Dr. Edmund G. Centeno on “Technology in today’s classroom” on Aug. 1; and Prof. Aldo T. Lim on “Learning object development/packaging” on Aug. 2. Dr. Centeno and Prof. Lim are assistant professors at the College of Development Communication.

Meanwhile, Prof. Altoveros will also facilitate a separate MOODLE training workshop for prospective General Education (GE) faculty members on July 26-27. To be held in cooperation with the GE Program headed by Prof. Rolando G. Panopio, it will focus on developing online courses as a supplement to the teachers’ face-to-face delivery of lectures. UPLB will offer 11 new GE courses with comprehensive resource-based learning materials in the First Semester of AY 2018-2019. (Beverly R. Pabro)

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