Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

CPSC-CHMSC Teams up for ICT, Blended Learning Workshop in Negros Island, Philippines

As a demonstration of their common commitment and productive partnership in forwarding TVET institutional development, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) held a Collaborative Program on Blended Learning with the theme "Capability Building for Blended Learning" on February 9-12, 2016 at CHMSC Campus, Talisay City, Philippines. A total of 44 faculty members of the Graduate Studies Program from all campuses of CHMSC actively participated in the workshop.

2016-02 CHMSC-WorkshopL-R: Dr. Krislan Ong, CHMSC ICT Director, Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Acting
Director General, Dr. Renato Sorolla, CHMSC President, and Mr. Felix Sibal, CPSC ICT
Officer during the workshop.
The program aimed to enhance faculty competencies on the use of technology to be used in blended learning. It also sought to produce digital materials for blended learning and create channels to facilitate blended learning by utilizing the Learning Management System or customized course websites. The program was also designed to open possible opportunities for the utilization of blended learning and its reinvention as open distance learning services.

The 4-day workshop and program was supervised by Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Acting Director General and Dr. Renato Sorolla, CHMSC President and former CPSC Faculty Specialist. The CPSC ICT Officer, Mr. Felix Sibal, was invited as a resource person, while, local coordination was facilitated by Dr. Aileen Esmeralda, CHMSC Training Services Director.

The 4-day workshop and program was supervised by Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Acting Director General and Dr. Renato Sorolla, CHMSC President and former CPSC Faculty Specialist. The CPSC ICT Officer, Mr. Felix Sibal, was invited as a resource person, while, local coordination was facilitated by Dr. Aileen Esmeralda, CHMSC Training Services Director.

During the opening ceremony, Dr. Renato Sorolla and Prof. Dr. Kulanthaivel shared their words of inspiration and continually affirmed the commitment of their respective institutions in the development of TVET trainers particularly on the field of ICT. They also expressed their sincere appreciations to the efforts exerted by both parties and wished for the success of the program.

During the program, Prof. Dr. Kulanthaivel gave a lecture on Teaching and Learning with Information and Communication Technologies. In addition Mr. Sibal, as a resource person, tackled teaching and learning with ICT where he demonstrated several steps in establishing a Learning Management System. He also organized a practical session for the participants to practice.

The event also saw the significant launching of the CHMSC's "Declaration of Commitment to Blended Learning". The launching was graced by Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Executive Director of the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology, Inc. (BNeFIT). In her speech, she lauded the initiative of both CPSC and CHMSC for making the latter as the first and currently the only higher education institution in Negros Island Region with such declaration.

The workshop was undertaken in realization of CHMSC and CPSC's strong partnership forged upon renewed Memorandum of Understanding on February 2, 2016.

2016-02 CHMSC-Workshop-2(Left) Prof. Dr. GK. giving the inaugural message and lecture on Teaching and Learning with ICT. (Right) Dr. Sorolla awarding Prof. Dr. GK the Certificate of Appreciation.

2016-02 CHMSC-Workshop-3Mr. Sibal underscoring a point on the use of multimedia in education.  2016-02 CHMSC-Workshop-4The CHMSC faculty members under the Graduate Studies Department
listening to the lecture on new knowledge and skills on ICT and
Blended Learning.