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OVCAA Strategic Planning 2018

BAGUIO CITY -- The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) had a strategic planning last June 15 - 17, 2018 at the AIM Conference Center, Sheridan Drive Camp John Hay, Baguio City to discuss department alignment concerns and other announcements with its respective departments.

On the first day, VCAA Evangeline Amor had a short overview about the previous strategic planning and discussed the Agency Performance Commitment Review (APCR) and the Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR). She also shared the plan to formalize and institutionalize the Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) in realizing the OVPAA Mission and  Vision. She shared a short story about “Kwento ni Jo” written by Fernando A. Austria, Jr. “Jo was characterized the OVCAA as an individual who do good deeds and work ethics,” she said.

VCAA Evangeline Amor presentation and overview of the previous strategic planning.

On day two, OVCAA had a wellness program led by Prof. Alberto Lampa Dimarucut. An office level reports and a short quiz prepared by Director Rosella M. Torrecampo of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching (OAT) after the program.

Director Joseph Ryan Lansangan had an opportunity to discuss the Strategic Planning Guidance Questions Template to the OVCAA as recommended by VCAA Evangeline Amor.

Prof. Alberto Lampa Dimarucut of College of Human Kinetics presentation about Self Awareness, Acceptance and Transformation (S.A.T).

The OVCAA had a wellness program about Self Awareness, Acceptance and  Transformation (S.A.T) facilitated by Prof. Alberto Lampa Dimarucut of College of Human Kinetics on the second day. Afterwards, the OVCAA departments were tasked to report and share their department projects and plans through their representatives.

The OVCAA then held an open forum for ideas, solutions and suggestions for concerns encountered at the start of the year. Director Rosella M. Torrecampo of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching (OAT) concluded the program before dinner.

The third day was a break for the departments where they were open to use the time for planning or other excursions with their respective teams. The office left on 1:00 PM for Manila.

Photo-op of ILC Team with the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Evangeline Amor

ILC Diliman Strategic Planning 2018

The Mountain House -- Interactive Learning Center Diliman (ILC) had a strategic planning last June 11 - 12, 2018 at Brgy. Calawis, Antipolo City, Rizal.

In the two-day event, Director Joseph Ryan Lansangan and the ILC team reviewed the ILC Diliman mission, vision and objectives (MVO) and KPIs to benchmark future efforts of the department.

The ILC team was tasked to analyze the ILC Diliman current MVO alignment with UP, UPD and OVCAA mission, vision and objective (MVO), and also map out strategies(emergent and tactical goals) and activities for the upcoming academic year and identify short, medium, and long term goals.

On day one, each group presented their reports and initial assessments. Most of the teams felt that the MVOs were aligned with the University mandate to its supporting departments. “There’s nothing to change in the MVO as I think we are aligned with learning and the development thereof.” one group analyzed.

Each group presented well their reports and contribute in company MVO and goals.

Finally, the ILC team had their individual ROWS analysis and had a one-on-one consultation with Director Joseph Ryan Lansangan to better alignment with individual tasks. “It’s important that we show our unique role to assist the University.” he said.

As the team moving forward the ILC team were expected to level up compared from its previous year for the upcoming academic year.

ILC Diliman attended the first MoodleMoot Philippines 2018

The Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman attended the MoodleMoot 2018 conference held at The Manila Hotel last April 26 - 27, 2018. Dir. Joseph Ryan Lansangan, Mr. Dawn Benigno (system administrator), Mr. Tristan Jake Alcantara (programmer), Mr. John Mark Roco (programmer), and Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes (PDA for ETA) participated as delegates.

MoodleMoot Philippines 2018 (#MootPH18) was the first moodlemoot conference held in the Philippines. It was two-day conference where Moodle experts from local and international companies and institutions gathered together to share valuable experiences and knowledge about education in the online sphere. The conference had multiple plenary sessions and break-out sessions spread over the two days. It was hosted by Nephila Web Technology Inc, a Moodle partner.

In one of the plenary sessions during the first day, Mr. Stuart Mealor, Managing Director of HRDNZ, shared his knowledge and insights about the recent developments of Moodle. He also encouraged the participants to ask help from experts and be active in the Moodle community especially for developers and administrators.

The first day of MoodleMoot Philippines 2018 (#MootPH18).

Mr. Martin Dougiamas presentation: "Moodle goals for the future"

The speakers in breakout sessions shared their research papers, experiences, and implementation of moodle. Some of these were entitled: “Ten things people get wrong with moodle”, “Moodle gamification - tools and techniques”, and “Level up! Raising LMS effectivity & engagement through gamification”. Most of them came from the industry and the education sector.

The following day during the plenary sessions, Mr. Martin Dougiamas (Moodle founder and CEO) talked about his mission to improve and expand the Moodle community. According to him, our teachers are the best agents for change, “Empowering educators to improve our world,” he said.

Mr. Dougiamas also shared his experiences when he started developing Moodle as it grows to become one of the widely used learning platform across the globe.

The speakers shared their research paper and experiences in using Moodle during the second breakout session on Day two.

The ILC delegates had a short meeting after the conference. Based on the data from the breakout sessions, the team reflected how UVLe blended teaching and digital strategies was implemented in the University. Various features were collected from the implementation of Moodle partners, such as smart notification that provides feedback and instructions to the teachers and students, availability to convert resources into different formats, integration of interactive presentations and videos, and a new mobile friendly application.

Photo op with Moodle CEO and Founder Martin Dougiamas after the conference.

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