Faculty members in the MSU-IIT College of Education spearhead the conduct of Technology for Teaching and Learning 1 (TTL1) on June 19-21, 2019 at the CEd Amphitheater and the ICT Laboratory rooms.
Dr. Lowell G. Lucero, the team leader, along with the other trained facilitators, Professors Osuardo A. Pabatang, Jr., Rovie Gretchel P. Bucad, and Juliet C. Tero, served as Resource Speakers. Dr. Amelia T. Buan and Ms. Kaycee Michelle A. Dapanas also delivered their talks on technology resources for implementation in the classrooms. Select faculty members in the college also served as facilitators and committee workers.
Nine (9) participants came from the MSU-IIT CED-IDS-IRDA; 1 from MSU-General Santos; 2 from MSU-LNAC; 2 from MSU-Maguindanao; 1 from MSU-Naawan; 5 from MSU-Marawi; 1 from St.Peter’s College, Iligan; 1 from Iligan Capitol College; and 1 from Sta. Monica Institute of Technology, Iligan, or a total of 23 persons.
Dr. Josefina M. Tabudlong, the College Dean, welcomed the participants to the 3-day activity during the opening program on Day 1. After this TTL1 Seminar-Workshop, a follow-up training on TTL2 will follow, which would be scheduled in later days, after the necessary preparations would have been made.
Said training is the required echo-seminar conducted by the faculty who attended the TTL1 training in the Bukidnon State University, Bukidnon last July 24-28, 2018.
March 13, 2019- Dr. Rabby Lavilles, the Assistant Dean of the School of Computer Studies presents the research project, “Technologies and Innovation Spaces for Disaster Response: Philippine-UK Links for a Disaster Research Network.” Dr. Lavilles, while he was still a PhD student at the De La Salle University, had joined in the consortium project of DLSU-CHED-Newton Fund. The project reconciles the functionality of ICT in the disaster preparedness and response. Dr. Julio Teehankee of the DLSU and the incumbent of the Philippine Political Science Association is the principal investigator of the project. The latter also joined Dr. Lavilles during his presentation at the Cassalida Theater. The opportunity to disseminate the research was headed by the Political Science, co-sponsored by the History Department. This project certainly sounds promising given that natural disasters are at the forefront of the many concerns of the national government. Disaster preparedness and response can be done at different levels and the application of the ICT should be regarded as highly important given that nowadays people have wider access to internet and technology. It is always a better approach to maximize the use of technology for a good purpose, much more to alleviate societal concerns. “We are in a digital age where many things can be accomplished in reliance on technology, therefore it is high time to create disaster mitigation interventions that are technology-based,” said Dr.Lavilles.
This project is clearly innovative as it aims to intersect technology and social science knowledge to mitigate disasters. Given that the institute has always been active in its Disaster Risk Reduction Program, it is good to know that Dr. Rabby Lavilles of MSU-IIT has taken part of this project and an innovative projects such as this can really propel disaster preparedness and response program in the country.
by Sheena Gem A. Harun, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
MSU-IIT once again lived up to its name as a Delivering Science and Technology Institution, as three campuses of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol for their Science Immersion Program (SIP), on March 31 at the Institute Boardroom.
Prior to the signing of the MOA was a meeting on the details of the program, attended by the Directors and SIP coordinators of the PSHS-Central Visayas Campus, PSHS-Central Mindanao Campus, and PSHS-SOCCSKSARGEN Campus; Dr. Mark Tristan J. Quimkey and Dr. Christine Cherry E. Solon of the College of Science and Mathematics as representatives of Dr. Evelyn C. Creencia the SIP coordinator of the Institute; Ms. Marietta Esperanza P. Cruz of the IPU-ITSO; and the Chancellor.
SIP is the initiative of the PSHS campuses to expose their students to the global issues and trends of Science and Technology (S&T); and to further develop their interest in science-oriented courses and programs. It is a required non-graded course that runs for at least 80 hours or 2 weeks immersion period with students of the partner institutions. The students will be having immersion in Science, Engineering, and Computer Sciences.
During the meeting, it was agreed that the MOA is valid for 3 years, effective every first week of July of the year. Likewise, the shared data or information of MSU-IIT to the PSHS students will be safeguarded with a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which the IPU-ITSO Department will provide.
As agreed, the students will be housed in the Institute Dormitory to ensure their safety. The names of the PSHS students will be forwarded to IIT not later than May 31. There are approximately 90 PSHS students expected in MSU-IIT starting July 3 this year.
In acknowledgement of the Institute’s capacity for technology and innovation, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) invited IIT to the Science and Technology Fair and Exhibit during DOST’s 2015National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from July 24 to 28.
Selected Institute faculty and staff exhibited their technological and innovative outputs which have been applied for patent, Marietta Esperanza P. Cruz, Head of the Technology Application & Promotion Unit (TAPU) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE)
Cruz led the team of faculty and staff during the week-long event. She said “IIT is the only academic institution from Mindanao in the exhibits”.
Seven outputs in the form of posters, and two of which have actual prototypes were exhibited at the MSU-IIT booth. The proponents were Kenny Cantilla, Kister Genesis M. Jimenez, Ephraim E. Ibarra, Eulalio C. Creencia, Nathaniel C. Tarranza, Evelyn C. Creencia, Marven E. Jabian, Michael Hilarion P. Cabili, and Kristine D. Sanchez.
This year’s NSTW theme is “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness” aimed to “feature world-class innovation technologies of the science and technology sectors aligned to the ASEAN economic integration” (DOST, 2015).
According to Cruz, this is in recognition for the Institute that “we are producing technologies that could contribute to science and technology.”
The audience that viewed the exhibit was mostly students who were also fishing for ideas to learn from. There were also businessmen from industries who expressed interest on the outputs of our inventors, Cruz added.