Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Dr. Giged Battung)
The 5th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL 2017) was held on November 23 to 25, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Quezon City. The said conference was endeavored in support of Republic Act 10650 (Open and Distance Learning Law) which aims to promote open and distance learning in the country, aims to introduce participants to the concepts, principles, and methodologies of and recent trends in open learning.
Two Faculty members, who were granted fellowship by the Commission on Higher Education, represented SPUP in the said conference. They were Dr. Giged T. Battung, e-Learning, Distance and Transnational Education Program Coordinator and Mr. Carlos Babaran, faculty of the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). Moreover, five research papers from SPUP were accepted for presentation in the conference. Mr. Carlos Babaran presented a collaborative research with Mr. Gianne Uy and Dr. Giged Battung entitled “Research Weaver: A Web-Based Application for Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research”.
The research paper of Dr. Battung entitled “Utilizing Learning Management System for Interdisciplinary Learning” won the Best Practice Award; while her paper entitled “Multidisciplinary e-Learning : Pathway to 21st-Century Learning” made it to the Top 5 Best Paper Award. Dr. Battung was also joined by her Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) students who are faculty members of universities in Region 2 in presenting their collaborative researches entitled “eLearning Training Roadmap for ICT Faculty of Northern Luzon, Philippines” and “Readiness of the College Faculty of Our Lady of the Pillar College Cauayan and San Manuel Isabela, Philippines Towards Blended Learning”. The DIT students were: Estela Dirain(CSU), Rosalinda Guiyab(ISU), Rose Mary Velasco(ISU), Nita Teresa Bagara(OLPC), Romeo Balingao (OLPC) and Ma. Valen Alzate(ISU).