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, the 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.