University of the Philippines Los Baños
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

ILC trains new faculty members in using interactive learning materials


To further mainstream interactive learning in the University. the Interactive Learning Center (ILC), with the support of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), recently held training-workshops on the Development/Application of Interactive Learning Materials for new faculty members on July 20-24 at the Executive Conference Rm of the BM Gonzales building  and at the ILC Computer Laboratory, CAS Annex 1 Building.

The training-workshops were designed to develop the skills and capabilities of new faculty members on the application of different learning management systems (LMS), alternative tools for teaching and learning and latest e-learning practices.                  

On the first day of training, Prof. Alleli Ester C. Domingo and Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese gave lectures on “Interactive Learning and Paradigm Shift in Tertiary Education” and “Technology and Instruction in Today’s Classroom,” respectively.  During the next three days, participants had hands-on training on the use of  Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE) with Prof. Nelio   C. Altoveros, Edmodo Social Learning Platform with Prof. Analinda M. Fajardo, and Alternative Tools for Teaching and Learning with Prof. Lynette C. Serrano. Participants presented their individual outputs on the last day of the training-workshop.

The first three batches of training-workshops for new faculty members were conducted on July 28-Aug. 1, 2014; Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014 and Jan. 12-16, 2015. To date, 80 new faculty members had already completed the training-workshops.

Completion of a relevant ILC training-workshop on development/ application of interactive learning materials is one of the prerequisites to qualify for grants for the development of interactive instructional materials. (BR Pabro).