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ILC Diliman has Two Project Development Associates

Two educational technology experts join the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) as Project Develop
ment Associates (PDAs).

Prof. Elenita N. Que of the Division of E
ducation Leadership and Professional Services (DELPS), College of Education, is the Project Development Associate for Blended Learning and Teaching. Prof. Que serves as a consultant in the development, evaluation, revision and recommendation of training, curricula and courses; leads in the development and deployment of ILC Diliman projects related to blended learning and teaching through EdTech; and acts as one of the subject matter experts or resource person on modern and effective pedagogy.

Meanwhile, Mr. Michael Van B. Supranes of the School of Statistics is the Project Development Associate for Education Technology Advancement.  Mr. Supranes leads in the review and development of the training and resources for the university’s learning management system or UVLe, as well as helps in the review and development of the different materials and resources related to the use of education technologies.

 Mr. Supranes also serves as a subject matter expert and a resource person on the use of UVLe.

Both Prof. Que and Mr. Supranes shall provide support in the identification and preparation of ILC Diliman’s projects, programs and services, as well.

Basics of Teaching with UVLe on July 19, 2016

ILC Diliman conducted a short training / seminar-workshop on Basics of Teaching with UVLê last July 19, 2016 at the DILC Computer Laboratory.

The short training / seminar-workshop covered the basic features and how-to’s of UVLê (short for University Virtual Learning Environment), the university’s learning management system (LMS).  The seminar-workshop also highlighted the role of technology in student learning, particularly the why’s and advantages of using an LMS to engage student participation and enhance learning.  Mr. Michael Van Supranes, the PDA for EdTech Advancement, facilitated the seminar-workshop.


The seminar-workshop had a different format compared to the previous UVLe training runs.  It w
as partly delivered online, with training materials readily available to participants via a newly developed training course (in UVLe), and online consultations and follow-throughs were provided/encouraged even after the end of the training.

ILC Diliman holds a Symposium on Interactive Learning and Innovative Teaching

Last June 20, 2016, Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman held the Symposium on Interactive Learning and Innovative Teaching: Modernizing Pedagogy through EdTech and Blended
Learning.  The symposium was held at the NEC AudioVisual Room.  As the tenth event in the OVCAA’s Balangkas Symposium Series, t
he symposium aimed to present examples and best practices in modernizing pedagogy, highlighting the use of education technology (EdTech) and effective teaching and learning strategies.  The symposium also served as a venue to generate feedback that would help ILC Diliman and the administration, in general, in improving its EdTech resources and services as well as in identifying strategies for promoting the culture of innovative and collaborative teaching in the University.

Different resource persons shared their ideas and experiences in effective pedagogical practices, as well as the strategies and challenges in making learning more engaging and interactive.  Dr. Joseph Ryan Lansangan, the Director of ILC Diliman, provi
ded a review of the different programs and services of ILC Diliman.  Asst. Prof. John Eustaquio (of STAT) presented the highlights of their Academic Program Improvement (API) assessment study (with Dr. Erniel Barrios and Asst. Prof. Kevin Carl Santos, both also from STAT) on the use of UVLê.  Asst. Prof. Elenita Que (of CEduc) talked about the framework and tools for integrating technology in teaching and learning, while Assoc. Prof. Rainier Almazan (of CSWCD) shared his experiences, lessons and issues in the use of LMS for his classes.  

Dr. Flaudette May Datuin (of CA
L) gave insights about team-teaching with UVLê as the “seventh teacher” in a large-class course, and Asst. Prof. Regina Gochuico (of CAL) shared her experiences in using the flipped classroom pedagogy. Mr. Michael Van Supranes (of STAT) highlighted the value of student feedback on course design and redesign.   

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Benito M. Pacheco gave the welcome as well as the closing remarks.  Dr. Carlene
Perpetua P. Arceo, Director of GE Center Diliman, was the symposium moderator.  A total of 52 participants from different UP Diliman colleges and other campuses and universities (i.e., UP Manila and Philippine Women’s University) attended the symposium.