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“Flexible. Agile. Resilient.”
This is how Dr. Judith Mary Ann Chan, Education Supervisor II of CHED IV-A, described teachers in the new normal as she delivered a message during the third of a seven-part webinar entitled “Challenges of the New Normal: Cavite HEIs Face and Learn as One” facilitated by the Special Committee on Flexible Learning Arrangement in Cavite Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Dr. Hernando D. Robles, Cavite State University President and Chair of the Special Committee, encouraged participants to collaborate and share best and innovative practices in dealing with the challenges the academe is facing.
The said webinar series runs every Friday from September 25 to November 6, 2020 and the third entitled “Creating and Maintaining Database, Blogs and Websites” was conducted on October 9 and hosted by CvSU.
Mr. Mark Philip M. Sy, University MIS, and Mr. Russel L. Villacarlos, University Webmaster, served as resource persons for the said activity attended by 508 participants from various HEIs.
For his topic “Importance of Databases in the New Normal”, Mr. Sy discussed the importance of database to improve data management, to innovate business processes and to serve as inputs in better decision-making. He also gave emphasis to the goal of transforming the data into information, knowledge and insight until it becomes wisdom which when applied will produce better outputs. In addition, he oriented the participants with learning management systems like Moodle and Schoology and applications which can be used for teaching in the new normal. These include Discord, Google Meet, Zoom, Webex and MS Teams. Meanwhile, Mr. Villacarlos, in his topic “Homepage: A Web Development Primer”, shared how blogs can be used to promote organizations. He also showed a demonstration on how to make a simple blogsite using wix.com.
The Special Committee on Flexible Learning Arrangement in Cavite HEIs in charge of the said program is composed of Dr. Hernando D. Robles, CvSU President, as Chair with members: Dr. Mirriam Narbarte, Adventist University of the Philippines; Dr. Marcon Espino, Far East University – Cavite; Dr. Pacita Rosario Aquino (represented by Dr. Josefina Rint), City College of Tagaytay; Dr. Juanito Cabanias, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute; Dr. Tess Pilapil, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite; and Dr. Marco Saez, De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. Team from CHED IV-A Regional Office include Dr. Amelia Biglete, Regional Director; Dr. Judith Mary Ann Chan, Education Supervisor; and Ms. Lucila Ontal, CHED Focal Staff for the said webinar. CvSU Webinar Team include: Dr. Ma. Agnes Nuestro; Dr. Ammie Ferrer; and Dr. Bettina Joyce P. Ilagan; Ms. Adora Joy Plete; Mr. Marlon R. Pereña; Ms. Emeline C. Guevarra; Mr. Alfredo Venzon; Ms.Julie Ann Lontoc, Mr. Roderick Rupido, Mr. Antonio Cinto; Ms. Ezra Marie Ramos; Mr. Francis Tolentino; Mr. Jefferson Rodriguez; Mr. Dindo Marges; and Mr. Anzley Crusis.
Other topics to be discussed in the said webinar series are: Managing Stress, Data Privacy Law, Use of Other Technologies; and Plagiarism and Copyright Laws.