Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Dr. Giged Battung)
Three of the collaborative researches of St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) were presented at the International Conference on Education with the theme “Education for Human Resource Development in the 21st Century” at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi, Thailand on September 5-7, 2017. The research entitled “Moving Towards E-Learning Paradigm: Readiness of the IT Faculty Members in a State University of Northern Philippines” was authored by Dr. Giged Battung of SPUP together with Dr. Billy Javier and Mr. Emerito Lanojan of Cagayan State University, and Mrs. Eileen Cosidon of Kalinga State University. The research paper entitled “Effectiveness of Blended Learning of the Life Project 4 Youth-Computer Literacy Program for Out-Of-School Youth Participants” was written by Dr. Battung with two faculty members from Liceo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City namely: Ms. Aurora Cindy Balabat and Mr. Jun Brian Tubongbanua. The third paper was on “Readiness of the lnformation Technology Faculty of State University and Colleges in the Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines Towards Blended Learning. This third paper was a collaborative research output of Dr. Battung and four faculty members from University of Northern Philippines namely: Mrs. Jennyfer Alasaas, Mrs. Ana Leah Alconis, Mrs. Shayreen A. Navarro and Mr. Peter Rabanal.
The keynote speakers at the conference were Dr. Wang L. Libing, Director of UNESCO-APEID; Dr. Thomas Kuan, Founder of University of 3rd Age, Singapore; and Professor Peter Rawlins, Senior Lecturer of Institute of Education, Massey University, New Zealand. The following were the research presentation themes: Distance Education, Lifelong Learning; Educational Technology; Leading and Managing Quality Education; Curriculum and Instruction Development; Educational Evaluation; and Social Development and Education. Each paper was peer-reviewed by two experts from the International Review Committee.