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

ILC, GS hold workshop on teaching innovations


In order to modernize pedagogy and equip faculty members with technology-mediated teaching strategies, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and Graduate School (GS) co-sponsored the workshop on Graduate Program Innovations: Hands-On Training on Blended Learning for faculty members on July 27-28, at the ILC Computer Laboratory, CAS Annex I Bldg.   

Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., GS dean, lauded the participants for attending the workshop despite the fact that they were on teacher’s leave. He said 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 to conduct training programs on technology-mediated approaches that would help enhance the graduate programs of the University.

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 the training workshop was just among other training-workshops to be conducted by ILC in collaboration with GS.

For two days, 11 participants underwent 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 as resource person. Prof. Analinda M. Fajardo of the Institute of Biological Sciences was the resource person on Edmodo Social Learning Platform. Participants presented their individual outputs after each session. (BR Pabro)