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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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OVCAA Road to Wellness

OVCAA with the participation of ILC Diliman had a successful opening of their health and wellness program last October 2017.

The OVCAA Healthy Living and Wellness Program was conducted for the OVCAA employees. The program aims to teach the employees the benefits and/or advantages of having a good and healthy lifestyle, as well as for the employees to be aware of their current body weight and fat status.  The OVCAA wellness program was spearheaded by Prof. Gilda Uy and the members of the OVCAA Academic Personnel Committee.

Ms. Wennie Moralejo, the Administrative Officer of ILC Diliman, lead a talk on the evaluation of body weight and fat. She discussed the ideal diet to maintain weight and how to monitor the weight gain and calories intake.  It was emphasized that awareness of healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy individual, and that every healthy individual contributes to the efficiency and growth of an office.  Prior to the talk, employees were scanned using the Tanita digital scale for body weight and fat indices.  

The College of Human Kinetics of UP Diliman also organized a seminar wherein they invited participants from other colleges/units to attend.  Tristan Jake Alcantara represented ILC Diliman in the “Gymnastics For All” which was held last October 16 at the CHK Gym Basketball Court. The seminar/workshop was facilitated by Prof. Tatsuo Araki Vice President of the FIG Gymnastics for All Committee.

CSC Exam Review

The UP DIliman Human Resource Development Office (HRDO) held a Civil Service Commission (CSC) Career Service Exam (CSE) Review from June 28 to July 31, 2017. The review was intended for UP Diliman employees and contractuals who have not yet acquired their civil service eligibility.

A total of 89 employees/contractuals participated in the CSE Review.  To accommodate as many participants as possible, the conduct of the review was organized into two batches, with each batch attending separate sessions on a weekly basis.  The review run for a total of five weeks.  

The review was conducted with the participation of and/or in coordination with the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman.  ILC Diliman initiated an online component for the review sessions, and provided the participants access to UVLê, the university’s learning management system.  Speakers/facilitators for the CSE review uploaded different resources and/or learning materials in UVLê.  Online assessment activities (e.g. exercise exams or short quizzes to simulate answering questions from specific categories) were also provided.  Using UVLê, participants were able to get more engaged and/or continue with the review at their own pace (by accessing the online materials and/or answering the online exercises at their chosen time and/or mode).