Seoul Accord Annual General Meeting

The Seoul Accord’s Annual General Meeting (SAGM2016) was held last June 3-5, 2016 at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Read more

PSITE National Board (AY 2016-17)

Due to the recent developments with the PSITE National Board, the board met and reconvened in Manila on 15-March-2016 and held another election. Congratulations to the new set of officers listed below, they will bring PSITE into even greater heights! Soar high, PSITE! Mabuhay!!! Read more

Thailand Educational Benchmarking

Last May 23-28, 2015, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour of the PSITE National Board in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

(ACTIS 2014, Japan) Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Socity

Last November 20-23, 2014, I attended and presented a paper entitled “Best Practices and Challenges of Information Technology Education in the Philippines. Read more

SEOUL ACCORD General Membership Meeting

The Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) invited me to attend the Seoul Accord General Meeting (SAGM2013(Seoul)), Millennium Seoul Hiiton, Seoul, Korea last June 21 to 23, 2013. Read more

Indonesia Educational Benchmarking

Last May 18-25, 2014, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more

PICAB MOA Signing

Philippine Information and Computing Accreditation Board -- MOA signing Read more

2013 NESRC

Pix taken during the 2013 National Engineering and Science Research Conference (2013 NESRC) held at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City last March 7, 2013 Read more

PSITE NATCON 2013

PSITE NatCon 2013 Opening Remarks; Read more

SMART SWEEP 2013

A team of four students from the Institute of Computing of the University of Southeastern Philippines clinched the Ideaspace Award and a PhP 100,000 cash prize; Read more

Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour

I joined the PSITE National Board Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour last January 03-06, 2013; Read more

eGOV Awards 2012

From a shortlist recommended by DOST-ICTO, i was invited to be one of the judges of the eGOV awards final judging last November 8, 2012 at Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; Read more

10th National Conference on Information Technology Education

Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2012 October 19, 2012 in Laoag City; Read more

Top 10 Finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!

Two entries from the Institute of Computing had been shortlisted as top 10 finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!; Read more

10th Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology(Y4IT)

The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or "Y4iT" (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, JICA, PSITE, CSP, PCS, PSIA, GDAP, EITSC, HSF, and Cyberpress. … Read more

Board Meeting

pix taken during the national board meeting last August 17-19, 2012 at Club Balai Isabel, Barangay Banga, Talisay Batangas.; Read more

Certificate of Recognition: Best Paper

The University of Southeastern Philippines held its 25th University Wide In-House Review; Read more

IBM Web Application Development Training

The Institute of Computing through its extension office with IBM and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Region X1 … Read more

ARIGATO GOZAIMAS

Konnichiwa , On behalf of the participants both from the Philippines and from other countries, I would like to thank the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship or ….Read more

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

RQAT updates

As an RQAT member, I visited seven schools in Region XI who were applying for government permit or recognition of their Information Technology Education programs. As an RQAT member we were tasked to:
  • Assist the Commission on Higher Education XI to conduct evaluation on schools applying for government permit and recognition of pertinent educational programs
  • Prepare reports based upon findings and recommend appropriate actions to the Commission on Higher Education Region XI
  • Coordinate with the Supervisor-in-Charge on various activities, such as schedule of travel, mode of evaluation and reporting of findings and recommendations

This is in pursuant to CMO 19, s. 1997 otherwise known as the operationalization of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT).

The schools I visited were:

  1. Academia de Davao College
  2. Davao Vision College
  3. Assumption College of Nabunturan
  4. Cor Jesu College
  5. University of Mindanao – Digos Campus
  6. Saint Thomas More – Tagum City
  7. Holy Cross of Sasa

Sunday, November 23, 2008

From the Convention Chair : 11th PSITE National Convention

Greetings from the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE).

PSITE, being the nation’s largest professional IT organization, hosts from time to time, several educational technology conventions and conferences. It is an organization with great diversity that supports members and affiliates with information and networking opportunities as they face the challenge of innovation and transforming education.

In this premise, PSITE cordially invites participants from your school to attend the 11th PSITE National Convention which will be held on February 26-28, 2009 at Zanorte Convention Center, Gen. Luna St., Dipolog City with the theme “Emerging Trends in ICT Education”.

Below are the convention fees:

Live-in Participants P 5,500.00
(includes convention materials and hotel accommodation (Camilla Hotel/Dakak Hotel),
lunch & snacks for 2 days)

Live-out Participants P 4,000.00
(includes convention materials and lunch & snacks for 2 days)

Discount: P300.00 for payments made on or before January 16, 2009.
You may deposit early payments to any Allied Bank branch. Accomplish the deposit slip in triplicate credited to PSITE using the following details:

Account Name : PSITE
Account Number : 3131-02238-4
Branch: Allied bank, Recto Branch, Manila

Please email a scanned copy of the validated deposit slip and/or confirm you attendance and early reservations to Randy S. Gamboa, Ph.D. (rsgamboa@yahoo.com).

Alternatively, you may present the deposit slip to the convention secretariat on February 26, 2009. Official receipts will be issued during the convention.

We hope to see you and your colleagues during the convention.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Successful NCITE 2008 .. ..



The National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE 2008) held at the NCAS Auditorium, UP Los Banos last October 23-24, 2008, was a resounding success. The conference provided a venue to present innovative ideas, approaches, developments and results of research projects in the areas of Information Technology and Technology-based Education. I delivered a paper entitled " Development of an Information Technology Education Practicum Manual: Region XI Experience". The conference also promoted the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators, and I.T. practitioners.

Friday, October 3, 2008

NCITE'08 Paper Presentation (OJT Models/Practicum Manual)

I will be attending NCITE'08 at the University of the Philippines-Los Banos, Laguna and will present a paper entitled " Development of an Information Technology Education Practicum Manual: Region XI Experience" on Oct. 23-24, 2008. The NCITE paper committee recommends that my paper be presented in a special session on teaching effectiveness which is part of the NCITE 2008 program of activities. Since NCITE 2008 will be attended mostly by IT faculty members, they think that it will be a valuable contribution to the conference. I was advised to submit my electronic paper adhering to the format stipulated in the ACM SIG proceedings on or before October 06, 2008.

NCITE '08 - CHED MEMO



finally, here's the CHED Endorsement for NCITE '08...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Innovation Forum

An innovation forum was held last September 29, 2008 , 3-5pm at the Finster auditorium, 7th flr, Finster Hall, Ateneo de davao University. In attendance were PSITE and CDITE members.

The forum was organized by the Ayala Foundation through their Ayala Technology Business Incubator Team (AyalaTBI) in partnership with Ateneo de Davao University. The featured speaker is Prof. Greg Tangonan, PhD of the Ateneo Innnovation Center, Ateneo de Manila University.

Monday, September 8, 2008

NCITE 2008-Third Call for Paper and Participation

The National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE) provides a venue to present innovative ideas, approaches, developments and results of research projects in the areas of Information Technology and Technology-based Education. The conference also promotes the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators, and I.T. practitioners.
NCITE 2008 is organized by the Philippine Society of I.T. Educators Incorporated (PSITE, Inc.) in cooperation with the University of the Philippines - Los Baños and PSITE Region IV Chapter.

Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to:

Information Technologies in Education:
Collaborative Learning
Courseware Development
Distance Learning
E-Learning
Knowledge-Based Systems
Learning & Content Management Systems
Web-Based Learning
Information Systems:
Decision Support System
Expert Systems
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Systems
Special Topics:
Algorithms
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics and Animation
Computer Security and Cryptography
Digital Divide Grid Computing
Machine Learning and Computer Vision
Mobile Applications Networked Systems
Pervasive Computing Robotics
Software Engineering
Virtualization
Web Applications


SUBMISSION
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full research papers for presentation at NCITE 2008. The Conference Review Policy requires that each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers for inclusion in the conference program and CD-ROM proceedings. A review of all papers is undertaken by the members of the Paper Review Committee to determine the outstanding paper award. One author per paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the paper if accepted. The full papers are due by September 14, 2008. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 29, 2008 via e-mail. Final version of the paper and presentation slides will be due by October 6, 2008. All manuscripts and slides must be submitted electronically, in PDF format and formatted using the ACM templates available at http://www.acm/. org/sigs/ pubs/proceed/ template. html. A maximum of fifteen pages, including an abstract of up to 200 words will be allowed for each accepted paper in the proceeding. Email your manuscripts and slides (in PDF) to ncite2008@gmail. com.

IMPORTANT DATES

For authors, please note the following dates:

Paper Submission (EXTENDED): September 14, 2008
Authors Notification (UPDATED): September 29, 2008
Early Registration / Author Confirmation (UPDATED): October 3, 2008
Revised Paper and Slides Submission (UPDATED): October 6, 2008
Conference Dates: October 23-24, 2008
Authors will be responsible for their travel and living expenses.
The conference CD-ROM will contain the full paper and slides of all research papers presented and will be distributed free-of-charge to all conference participants.

CONTACT INFORMATIONPlease direct questions regarding research papers to ncite2008@gmail. com.

CONFERENCE FEE: The conference fee for walk-in participants is P2,750.00 for PSITE members and P3,000.00 for non-PSITE members. This covers food and materials. A discounted rate is given to participants who register on or before October 3, 2008. The early bird rate is P2,500.00 for PSITE members and P2,750.00 for non-PSITE members.

An additional fee of P1000.00 will be charged to those who will avail of UPLB Hotel accomodations. Be advised that there is only a limited number of rooms at the UPLB hotel and early reservation is recommended.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Model: OJT Practicum

Soon to be published with the new OJT Model

Praktikum Manual
A Reference Guide for ITE Schools, Practicum Coordinators of the Schools, Host Establishments, Practicum Supervisors of the Host Establishments and Student Trainees

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My studz reaction : INTERNET Connection ...

Internet Connection: Sooooo Slowwww

In my four (and still counting) years spent in this university, I noticed that some things haven't changed a bit. The problems that I encountered from the first time I used the “nodal” facilities until now, still exists.

If I am to be a consultant for the university, I would first address all the problems at hand, so that I could give an attention for looking its supposed solutions.

Upon using the computers, the first thing one would notice is that the Internet Connection is so slow. True, that they have just increased the bandwidth allocation so as to make the connection faster than before, but in reality, as Kate would describe it, the Internet connection is still turtle paced. The supposed improvements still can't b felt. As a colleague would describe it, imagine that the present bandwidth allocation is divided into six panels, with the increased bandwidth allocation, lets say that another 2 panels have been added. Yet, when the connection is used only two panels are used up(for unknown reasons). In other words, the only a portion of the connection was used up.

Second, is the faulty and old aged hardware. I think that the problem discussed above was a result from faulty hardware. Because of the faulty hardware, computer processes and the Internet connection are affected. Computer processing abilities are very slow.

Third, a vast number and kinds of viruses exists in the computers in the lab, mind you there are virus scanners installed in each computer, but sadly its not updated which leads to making the computer vulnerable to viruses. Viruses affect computer performance thus affecting internet connection.

Solution:

If on a strict budget:
Just be sure to update all the virus scanners and orient the students how to use it well. As for the Internet connection, we can use FOSS Internet speed boosters that can accelerate internet speed connection

If there is a proper budget:
Purchase new computers with higher processing and memory. Like a duo core computer. Having such computers can result to faster computer reaction. Also like in the solution above, we ca use internet boosters to optimize our internet connection. Internet Accelerator works to decrease page load times and optimize your Internet connection. It improves various configuration settings that directly affect your network and Internet connection speed. (H. Hernandex)

HELP Wanted: Additional IC Blue Guards

another great article of one of my students .. Regina E. Abadilla

NODAL ANOMALY ..

Internet service in school is said to be one of the controversial issues to deal with. In fact, most of the students’ internet account wasn’t utilized well. It was like make the longest line game whenever I’m in the second floor of the USeP’s Engineering building, and if you’re a newcomer, you would ever wonder what’s behind that line. Anyway that became a usual thing already to most of the IC students.

Slow connection is the worst factor! I guess that’s one thing why most of the ICeans tend to netsurf outside the school rather than wasting their time in Nodal. And definitely, that’s the reason why there so many CS and IT students restricted in Nodal.

Changing IP configuration and bypassing the system Logger is a sin!

Yet no one knows that is against the rule! Yeah, I admit it’s unethical yet do you think all these lapses were just on the students’ side? Is it there mistakes when the security is not that tight enough and the system has overlooked functionality against hackers? Anyway, I didn’t tolerate there doings however, I guess that controversy mustn’t solely be the students wrong coz admit it or not, there are vulnerabilities that are to be the management’s concern.

In a nutshell, not just the students must learn from this issue indeed, the Nodal Management as well.

Let me share with you guyz what I have learned in our SE subject. “Users are good testers to discover system faults” this is one way for us to be more innovative. In addition, we IT people must adopt the “egoless” attitude. If there are faults and misleading, it was just the part of the system, not on the developers own. Blaming system failure to a certain group is unethical in technical aspects. Hope we both learn from this mistake…(R. Abadilla)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Operationalization of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT)

During the RQAT orientation last Tuesday, July 29, 2008, the Commission on Higher Education-Region XI (CHED-XI) clearly defined our roles as RQAT members, to wit:

  1. Assist the Commission on Higher Education - Region XI to conduct evaluation on schools applying for government permit and recognition of pertinent educational programs.
  2. Prepare reports based upon findings and recommend appropriate action to the Commission on Higher Education
  3. Coordinate with the Supervisor-in-Charge on various activities, such as schedule of travel, mode of evaluation and reporting of findings and
    recommendation.

Appointment papers were also given and are valid only from June 01, 2008 – May 31, 2009, (SY 2008-2009). The appointment paper was signed by the CHED-XI Director, Leonida S. Calagui, Ph.D.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

IBM-CSC Invitation

A welcome luncheon for IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) Volunteers assigned to the Philippines will be held on 01 August 2008, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Mindanao-Sulawesi Function Rooms in Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. The CSC is part of the Global Citizen's Portfolio initiative announced last year by IBM’s CEO Sam Palmisano. It is targeted to develop leadership skills while addressing socio-economic challenges in emerging markets. In the country, a CSC team will partner with the Australian Business Volunteers, the Philippine Development Assistance Program and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry. CSC volunteers will assist the Chamber of Commerce in developing online marketing services and a database of investment opportunities. This initiative is also aimed at involving IBM employees who can contribute valuable and much-needed skills, talent, and capabilities in emerging market countries to pursue engaging, stimulating and creative projects in partnership with these countries and selected NGO partners. IBM volunteers will gain leadership development skills and cultural understanding of their assigned destinations, while contributing to society and partnering with these respective communities and NGOs in meaningful ways.

IBM Express Advantage Solutions Roadshow, featuring the latest I.T. solutions for mid-sized businesses immediately will follow after the luncheon meeting.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New PSITE-XI and CDITE-XI Officers



Congratulations to the Newly Elected PSITE-XI and CDITE-XI Officers

CDITE OFFICER SY 2008-2009
President : ROGELIO MASANGKAY -DNSC
Vice President: NOVIE JOY C. PELOBELLO -UM
Secretray : SHARON ORDOYO -JMC
Treasurer : TRIXIE DIMACALI -DMMA-CSP
Auditor : EXANDER BARRIOS-UIC
PIO : GENEVIEVE PILONGO - HCDC

PSITE-XI OFFICER SY 2008-2009
President : MICHAEL GILBANG -UM
Vice President: MICHELLE BANAWAN -ADDU
Secretray : MARIAN A. MALIG-ON -UM
Treasurer : NEIL MAGLUYOAN -HCDC
Auditor : VICTOR HANOPOL -ADDU
PIO : OWEN PILONGO -HCDC

Saturday, July 26, 2008

RQAT (Regional Quality Assessment Team)

CHED-ROXI is again inviting me to be a member of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) for Information Technology Education. My role as an RQAT member is to assist CHED-RO-XI evaluate/monitor the physical resources of Higher Education Institutions in Region XI intending to offer Information Technology Program effective school year 2009-2010. An orientation of all RQAT members is scheduled on July 29, 2008, 13:00hrs at the Garland Function Room, Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City.

Opening Remarks and Rationale



Opening Remarks and Rationale
Randy S. Gamboa, Ph.D.
VP-Mindanao, PSITE
on the occasion of the PSITE and CDITE Joint Assembly
July 25, Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao City


Holy Cross of Davao College President Iris Melliza, CHED-ROXI Education Supervisor II, Dr. Maricar R. Casquejo, CDITE-XI former President Sir Edwin Marañon, Deans, fellow IT educators, good afternoon…

First of all, I would like to thank Dr. Melliza for graciously agreeing to host this PSITE-XI and CDITE-XI Joint Assembly and Planning Session. If all school presidents would be as supportive as her, I am pretty sure the IT Education in Davao City and in Mindanao for that matter will flourish successfully.

I also wish to thank all of you present here today for attending our annual gathering. Your active participation in this assembly will surely make this affair a success. We have been holding joint assembly for several years now for the following reasons. First, to update IT educators on the latest development in IT Education. Secondly, to inform PSITE-XI and CDITE-XI members of what has been accomplished for the past year. Third, to plan out activities for this school year. Fourth, to serve as venue for airing concerns and information sharing of IT educators. And lastly, to gain new friends or renew acquaintances.

Today, we will hear presentations and updates from Dr. Casquejo of CHED-XI, Sir Edwin Marañon, former CDITE-XI president and yours truly. The election of new set of officers will follow after the updates. The last part will be the planning session for the year.

I have been the PSITE-XI President for the past five years now. Much as I want to relinquish the post, it seems that there were no takers that time. But having been just elected to the PSITE national board and con-current Vice-President for Mindanao, it is really high time that somebody would take the cudgel and lead the group for Region XI. I will be bringing the voice of Mindanao in the National PSITE.

Let me take this opportunity to thank the officers who worked with me during my incumbency as president and the members who were very supportive in the activities of PSITE-XI. It was indeed very fulfilling working and being with you.

As we continue with this meeting, I hope that you will stay attentive, be participative and give your all out support and commitment to IT Education. Good Afternoon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Should USEP adopt FOSS

My students in USEP are getting smarter .. here's one post of my student (JADE MIJARES) about Integrating Open Source Source Software in schools ...

Should USEP adopt Open Source Software (OSS)? This is a question that begs to be answered and if the answer is yes, then the question, WHY, should be answered next before the, HOW could be discussed. These are questions that need to be answered.

Before we go on discussing the three questions I would just like to add that Free Software is different with Open Source Software. This is a concept that I encountered as I was researching about the topic. I intended to write something about their differences but as I got deeper I got lost in the semantics of both terms. Furthermore someone already posted the difference between the two on his blog. http://www.xaprb.com/blog/2008/05/14/mysql-free-software-but-not-open-source/
I believe this guy knows what he is talking about better than I could express what I’ve read.

Going back to the first question: Should USEP adopt/ apply or use OSS? My answer to this question is a resounding YES.

WHY:
“A leading university in the county that fosters innovation” and “A dynamic and balanced leader in Information and Communications Technology innovations” are two lines that every IC student of USEP should have engraved in their hearts, the former comes from the University’s Vision statement while the latter from the Institute of Computing’s. Innovation, that is exactly what OSS offers.

OSS has a lesser Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) or the total expenditure in using and maintaining the software. OSS doesn’t necessarily mean ‘no fee’. Most OSS are. They could be downloaded via the internet. The cost of installing an OSS on schools is much cheaper compared to installing propriety software the later usually having one computer one license policies. But on the over all scheme using OSS would put a lesser strain or no strain at all on the school’s budget and would allow excess funds to be diverted to other concerns.

The third reason for using OSS in USEP is an ethical concern. By using OSS the university would be promoting a more democratic form of technological practice as Gary Hepburn and Jan Buley put it. www.innovateonline.info The problem concerning the training of students to use a particular company’s software would be addressed. No longer will the students be locked in using a particular software but they would be given the chance to explore new and in some instances better software.

HOW:
The most difficult part of all is doing what we know we should have done. It is not enough just to know what is the right way, we should also DO the right way. So, how could we apply OSS in our University? It can be done, that is for sure. We could see that on the many examples of universities and high schools that applied OSS in their campuses. www.schoolforge.net compiles stories about these schools. Gary Hepburn and Jan Buley also wrote an article entitled “Getting Open Source Software into Schools: Strategies and Challenges”, this could be found at www.innovateonline.info. Before you could access the article you are first required to sign up at their site.

In the article three approaches are outlined on how to implement OSS on schools. All three of them could be applied in USEP but not at the same time. First, the university should run OSS applications in conjunction with propriety operating systems. When the students and staff become comfortable with the set up, the second approach could then be applied, that is running both OSS and propriety Operating Systems in one computer. After that a change to full use of OSS could be made.

References:
1. www.innovateonline.info
2. http://edge-o.org/grouch/schools.html
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4642461.stm
4. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39198432,00.htm
5. www.networkworld.com/weblogs/smb/2006/012953.html
6. http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol131.1/hepburn.html
7. http://www.netc.org/openoptions/home/quickstart.html
8. www.schoolforge.net

Monday, July 21, 2008

ITE Faculty Immersion Models

As part of the requirement of CHED Memo 53, Series of 2006 that at least 20% of the ITE faculty must have IT industry experience within the last five (5) years, the Technical Committee- Government Academe Industry Linkage (TC-Gail) of the Technical Panel for Information Technology Education (TPITE) identified seven (7) Immersion Models during their Focus Group discussions in Makati and Davao with industry players and the academe. These Models will also be presented and validated during their zonal consultations in Bacolod, Baguio and NCR. The identified immersion models will depend on the capability, capacity and economic environment of the locality where the school is located.

1. SDLC (either part of the project team from systems analysis to deployment; or seconded asproject manager
2. Specific tasks within SDLC
· Programming
· Software quality assurance (includes testing, debugging)
· Documentation
· Systems Analysis/Design
3. Systems Implementation/ Roll Out/User Training
4. Business Operations
· Finance
· Human Resources
· Distribution/Logistics
· Customer Relations Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Business Continuity
5. Technical support
· Database Administration
· Network Management ( Design, admin, maintenance)
· Data center management
6. Research
7. Organizational Development

True to its mission, TC-GAIL will assist schools in setting up alliances with industry/government in setting up faculty immersion programs.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Zonal Orientation/Consultation on the Proposed Roadmap for the Enhancement of Industry-Academe Linkage Program



PSITE/CDITE Pipol

You're all invited to attend the zonal orientation/consultation on the proposed roadmap for the enhancement of industry-academe linkage programs in Information Technology Education this coming Friday, July 18, 2008 at University of Mindanao. Please see CHED Memo.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CHED MEMO : Joint PSITE-CDITE Asssembly


PSITE-CDITE Pipol (Core, Elders, Officers) .. pls see CHED Memo


Joint PSITE_CDITE Assembly and Planning Session


Attention: Dean, Head/Chair, IT Education Program

In behalf of the Philippine Society of IT Educators - Region XI Chapter (PSITE-XI) Core Group Council of Deans for Information Technology Education I (CDITE-XI) , we would like to thank you for your untiring support in all of our endeavors last school year. The school year 2007-2008 had been a very successful year for IT educators in the region – and you have been part of it.

PSITE-XI and CDITE-XI Core Group will have a joint assembly and planning session on July 25, 2008, Friday, 1:00 – 7:00pm, at the conference room, 2nd flr. of the Holy Cross of Davao College, Sta. Ana Ave., Davao City. The

We would appreciate it very much if you could once again send the Dean, Head/Chair of your IT Education Program as well as his/her alternate (or another IT faculty member who is being groomed for administrative roles) to join this very important meeting. Please make your confirmation on or before July 18, 2008.

No registration fee will be collected, however, we would like to ask that institutional membership fee for school year 2008-09 be paid during the said activity. To wit:
PSITE-XI Institutional Membership Fee Php 2,000.00
CDITE-XI Membership Fee Php 1,000.00
Hoping for your continued support and expecting your IT Education Program Head and his/her alternate

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Planning Session and Workshop of the CHED Technical Committee on Industry Academe Linkage


Just yesterday, I received a letter of invitation from Dr. Heracleo D. Lagrada of the Office of Programs and Standards of the Commission on Hihger Education.

The Commission on Higher Education – Technical Panel for Information Technology Education (CHED-TPITE) in cooperation with the TPITE – Technical Committee on Government, Academe and Industry Linkages (TC-GAIL) would be holding a two (2) day planning/workshop session to draft a “Roadmap for Government, Acadme and Industry Linkages in Information Technology Education” in Crown Regency Hotel, Arnaiz St., Makati City on July 10-11, 2008.

The proposed roadmap is being developed in order for the government, schools and industry-academe linkage projects and for all stakeholders to share in a common vision of uplifting the quality of Information Technology Education in the country.

If the group may recall, we developed a Practicum Handbook, together with the Council of Deans for Information Technology (CDITE), which was initiated by CHED. Our CHED-XI Supervisor, Dr. Casquejo requested me to present our output during the abovementioned planning/workshop session. Hence, it would be an honor for PSITE XI to present its work in the National level.

Considering the short notice, I would rather just inform the core group that I am grabbing this opportunity to share our work during the planning/workshop session and would have PSITE XI subsidize part of my trip. ... with maricar and edwin's blessings ..hehhehheh

Monday, July 7, 2008

STT-Partnership Training for VBSO

The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) in partnership with the Philippines-Australia Human Resource Development Facility (PAHRDF) is inviting me again in my capacity as PSITE-XI president and RDE coordinator of USeP-IC to a Short-Term Training on Partnership Building for a VBSO . The training aims to equip participants with practical skills and techniques to be able to establish effective mechanisms of building and maintain strong partnerships among Private and Public Sectors.

The Training is for free. It is conducted using international training standards under the supervision of the PAHRDF. It covers all costs including, if applicable, the following:

  1. Transportation
2. Board & Lodging
3. Course Materials
4. Meals
As the newly designated RDE coordinator of the Institute of Computing and president of PSITE-XI, I am expected to partner with organizations (both private and public) that would be for the benefit of both organizations. This training that the DCCCII is conducting will surely enhance my skills and I will be able to learn techniques for a stronger partnership.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

More on Green Campus Computing ..

Before I give suggestions on how to implement “green campus computing” in my school (USEP), I would first like to define what it means. Enable to do this, I will break the phrase ‘green campus computing’ into two: “green” and “campus computing”.According to wikipedia, computing is defined as ‘the activity of developing and using computer technology, including computer hardware and software.’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computing) Therefore, Campus Computing can be defined as the use or the development of computer technology within the bounds of the university. In the area of campus computing, Kenneth C. Green, is a prominent if not the leading authority in the subject. He is the founder of The Campus Computing Project. You could visit their website, http://www.campuscomputing.net./ Although their study was first based on American universities, they are now extending to other countries. In a general view their Campus Computing Survey is an annual study or report on the use or misuse and the state of computing technology in the surveyed campuses. “Green”, on the other hand, connotes environmental awareness or having a positive effect on the environment. Hence, ‘Green Campus Computing’ would roughly mean the positive effect of the use of computer technology in campuses on the environment. One study of the effects of computing technology on the environment can be found in this link: http://www.isc.uoguelph.ca/documents/061211GreenComputingFinalReport
2006_000.pdf. This is a case study by the University of Guelph on the impact of Computing Technology on their campus.Now, knowing what Green Campus Computing means, we could now suggest ways on how to implement this concept in USEP. The University of Colorado produced a guide on how to apply Green Computing in their university. It could be found in this link: http://ecenter.colorado.edu/energy/projects/green_computing.html. For the University of Southeastern Philippines to be known as a university that applies the concepts of Green Campus Computing it should apply them from the beginning ( defined in the case study in the University of Guelph as the cradle phase) until the end (defined as End of Use) of using computing technologies. When I say beginning , I mean upon or before the purchase of computing technologies and the End meaning when the said technologies are no longer usable even to the event of their disposal. Beginning – upon buying computing technologies, the USEP should go for technologies that have power saving devices or devices that have a positive effect or at least a lesser harmful effect on the environment. (ex. Green screen TV, LCD flat panel displays, etc) During Use (Operational Use)– this is defined as the time wherein the technology is functional. There are a lot of ways to help the environment during this period and some of them are listed or mentioned in the University of Colorado’s Green Computing Guide some of these are:1. Switching all appliances off whenever they are not in use. If for some reason a computer can’t be turned off then at the least the monitor should be turned off. This also goes with the printers, never turn on the printer unless it would be used. 2. DO NOT USE screen savers. Screen savers do not save energy. 3. When printing use a small font size if possible to conserve more ink. 4. Recycle all used paper. If only one side of the paper has print, the paper can be used as scratch paper. 5. The USEP should also allot a portion of their budget on buying good protection (Anti-virus Softwares and the like) for their computers. A lot of hardware is destroyed in the laboratories due to weak or unprotected computers including those of the students. End – a lot of unused computer monitors can be seen inside the laboratory (LAB1). If those monitors are unusable due to some reason or another, then the university should find a way to dispose of them properly. That way should be friendly to the environment. I also saw a lot of floppy disks that were just thrown away. These disks could still be used if they are formatted. - JMijares

Good day to everyone. Green Campus Computing is a research in how the Information Technology(IT) helps the student and the school campuses in the field of academic and saving energy. IT or computers can help the student in their academics, like for example in searching for their projects, they can easily get information’s from the internet particularly in the search engines. By using the computers in the campuses, we must also think that we are using an energy. We must consider this tips to conserve energy while we are using the computers, first we must not turn on our computers if we are not using it, second we must not turn on the printers if we are not printing a documents. If you have some other works to do and your research in the internet is not done yet, do not use screensaver if you are leaving the computer because the screensaver is using 28% more energy, but instead set it to the sleep mode to conserve more energy. We are talking about here the IT facilities in our campuses, like computers, printers, etc. The administration of the school must give policies in conserving energy in using the IT facilities to tell the student that they must save energy for the future generations. - HLovitos

As I first read the assignment I was shocked because I know that our school needs this kind of project and I am happy that I have given a chance to suggests ways for my school to adopt it. Base on my observation our computer laboratory consists of so many desktop computer but unfortunately these computers has some deffects I have read that their are computer stores that buys old models of desktop computers and some parts of it for them to resale it. The school can sell the computers that has deffects to these stores to gain a little money out of trash. We all know that we cannot just throw away these old computer to the trashcan beacause it has a lead content that can harm us. The school can also use these old models of computers or has deffects for IT students to know some hardware parts for actual and practical purposes. For the new computers and those who still in good condition the school can save electrical consumption by teaching and giving orientations to students on how to save energy in the laboratory. Building a forum and organization of green campus computing is a way for the school to give lectures to students and gives a harmony between the environment and our campus. -TTangian

Green Campus Computing in USeP

Sharing some ideas of MyStudz about Green Campus Computing ....

I have a truthful observation in my school when it comes to the use of computers. After our laboratory classes, our instructors remind us to turn off the computer but not completely unplug it. I know that this can't be helped since there are still students who will use it next. The worst I have seen so far is leaving the computers on in the laboratory even though no one is using them.For our school to adopt the concept of green computing, the first step we must make is to get the full support and cooperation of the administration, faculty and staff. They must be the leaders or models in the practice of green computing since the students look up to them for examples. They must fully understand the concept of green campus computing, its implementation and its effects in the various aspects of computing lifestyle. When they are fully oriented with it, it is only then that they can pass it down to the students. This is where the second step comes in: student orientation and cooperation. As students, they must be willing to participate in this simple act of creating a greener technological environment. Students should be properly oriented about the purpose of green computing and provided with a vision of a better environment for them. Provisions may also be passed around the campus about green computing. It is also necessary to have strict implementation and guidance inside computer laboratories. I will not enumerate steps to conserve energy because there are a lot of them. Getting the cooperation of everyone in the university is not something that will happen overnight, but with constant reminder, cooperation and practice in the part of both students and faculty, it can be achieved. Soon, the practice of green computing will become a part of our daily lives and will become as normal as breathing. I also suggest that further research be made by our own university for more efficient ways to use technology as a whole that fit the current computing lifestyle in our school. By following the simple steps towards green computing, we can help save our environment and create a better world for generations to come- KMDizon

My first suggestion for our school would be a proper education of the staff about the environmental issues that computers and other computing devices bring to us and the environment since they are the primary users of computing devices, however students also need to know of these issues too because this is an environmental concern which affects everyone. Symposiums could be held per division to address these issues as well as formal and mandatory seminars on how to maintain a green office environment. Second would be to assign a panel and create a program that monitors and studies the rate of environmental issues that affect the campus and provide solutions as well as proper implementation resources for this kind of action are readily available inside the campus. - DTabanyag

To implement this idea in my school, I suggest that everyone must be responsible enough to help in conserving energy so that the energy consumption will be reduced. And I am talking of turning OFF all computer units when not in use. Avoid using screen savers in computer’s monitor. Turn on printers ONLY when you are ready to print documents and turn it OFF when you have nothing to print at all. Refrain from needless printing; print only those documents that are necessary to have a hard copy. If possible, use ink jets printers; avoid laser printers because they consume more energy. Do not use computers for entertainment purposes like turning it on just to hear music even when you’re not totally using it. And one last thing, do not just buy and buy diskettes, make use of outdated diskettes through reformatting it. Together let us be responsible and start practicing GREEN COMPUTING…..- KDAdarna

Monday, June 23, 2008

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

USEP-IC goes Blogging !!!!

In response to the vision of the university as a premier university in the ASEAN region and defying conventional wisdom, the students of the institute of computing will allow things to be done that never been done before in the university. The institute will take part in the ‘Global Community” by way of setting up blog to capture worldwide audience.

Third and fourth year students will soon be a blogger at the Institute. Blogs are the latest trend in technology and it started as online journals and to date it has evolved much more. Blogs are normally free websites where the students can readily post, edit and update their personal entries and carries messaging capabilities were one can post comments on the site.

Blogs are powerful tool in the classroom and defy conventional way of teaching methods where students are motivated to write and communicate online members. Blogs are highly collaborative writing space where it invites commentary from fellow classmates and professors and are managed, configured and owned by the students themselves.

Blogging is an integral part of my course requirement and they are introduced at the beginning of the semester by way of conducting seminar-workshop on blogging. One of the requirements in my three subjects (Research Methods, MIS, HRM) is for my students to have their own personal blog where they are required to document their work by blogging regularly. They are to investigate topics online and respond to critical analyses of one’s own work and talk about experiences by way of providing some comments and suggestion for every topic. Online assignment and exercise are given regularly. They are required to read and comment each others’ work. KEEP on BLOGGING .....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

1 last summer break (Paradise Island)





One last summer outing last June 09, 2008 at Paradise Island, IGACOS

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Friday, June 6, 2008

CHED TVET Ladderization Program

In the CHED orientation on the PSGs for Model Embedment of TVET to ITE programs which I attented last May 29, 2008 at the Crown Regency Hotel, Lapu-lapu City, the new CHED-TVET Ladderization Program is becoming clearer ....



How to Integrate :
* Add competencies training to existing courses
* Offer TVET modules in an academic calendar
* Check on the provided nominal hours and competencies guide
* Get faculty members NC certified on all Core Competency Modules
* Secure registration to offer TVET Programs from TESDA

Source: Dr. Caslon Chua's presentation

Friday, May 30, 2008

PAHRDF Mentoring Training in Bohol



As the officially endorsed mentor of DCCCII to LTT Scholar, I was cordially invited to attend the PAHRDF Mentoring Training in Panglao, Bohol last May 26-27, 2008.

PAHRDF has embraced a "mentoring mechanism" to support the Long Term Training (LTT) program of the awardees studying in Australia. This is in line with the objective of the Facility to ensure that HRD solutions are directly aligned to the development and change agenda of your institution.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

An Invitation : Sun Tech Days Philippines- June 17-18-19, 2008 - A Worldwide Developer Confererence

To All JEDI Institutional Members:

Your invited to witness the biggest Sun Tech Days Event on June 17 to 19, 2008 at Shangri La Makati. For University World Tour on June 17, all JEDI Student Members can enjoy a free admission.

JEDI members can enjoy a discounted price of :
   Faculty Member : P750.00
Student Member : P350.00
for more details visit : http://enterprise.circusmax.com/e1/hello/LoadMainPage?EventID=q426ixym

Friday, May 9, 2008

NCITE 2008

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

Sixth National Conference on Information Technology EducationNCITE 2008, UP Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, October 23-24, 2008, http://www.psite.org.ph/

The National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE) provides a venue to present innovative ideas, approaches, developments and results of research projects in the areas of Information Technology and Technology-based Education. The conference also promotes the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators, and I.T. practitioners.

NCITE 2008 is organized by the Philippine Society of I.T. Educators Incorporated (PSITE, Inc.) in cooperation with the University of the Philippines - Los Baños and PSITE Region IV Chapter.
Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to:

Information Technologies in Education:
· Collaborative Learning
· Courseware Development
· Distance Learning
· E-Learning
· Knowledge-Based Systems
· Learning & Content Management Systems
· Web-Based Learning

Information Systems:
·Decision Support System
·Expert Systems
·Management Information Systems
·Multimedia Systems

Special Topics:
· Algorithms
· Bioinformatics
· Computer Graphics and Animation
· Computer Security and Cryptography
· Digital Divide
· Grid Computing
· Machine Learning and Computer Vision
· Mobile Applications
· Networked Systems
· Pervasive Computing
· Robotics
· Software Engineering
· Virtualization
· Web Applications

SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full research papers for presentation at NCITE 2008. The Conference Review Policy requires that each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers for inclusion in the conference program and CD-ROM proceedings. A review of all papers is undertaken by the members of the Paper Review Committee to determine the outstanding paper award. One author per paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the paper if accepted.

The full papers are due by August 31, 2008. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 15, 2008 via e-mail. Final version of the paper and presentation slides will be due by October 1, 2008. All manuscripts and slides must be submitted electronically, in PDF format and formatted using the ACM templates available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. A maximum of fifteen pages, including an abstract of up to 200 words will be allowed for each accepted paper in the proceeding. Email your manuscripts and slides (in PDF) to ncite2008@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT DATES
For authors, please note the following dates:
Paper Submission: August 31, 2008
Authors Notified: September 15, 2008
Early Registration / Author Confirmation: September 30, 2008
Revised Paper and Slides Submission: October 1, 2008
Conference Dates: October 23-24, 2008
Authors will be responsible for their travel and living expenses.
The conference CD-ROM will contain the full paper and slides of all research papers presented and will be distributed free-of-charge to all conference participants.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please direct questions regarding research papers to ncite2008@gmail.com.

CONFERENCE FEE

The conference fee is P3,500.00, which covers accommodation, food, and materials. A discount of P300.00 is given for payments made on or before September 22, 2008.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

PSITE National (Oath Taking and Strategic Planning)


Induction of New PSITE National Board with CITC Comm. Mon Ibrahim
April 24, 2008, CITC office, University of the Philippines

Joint PSITE National Board-Chapter President's StratPlan
UP-Dilliman, April 24-26, 2008


NCITE '08 - October 23-24, 2008, UP-Los Banos
11th PSITE National Convention - Feb. 26-28, 2009, Dakak, Dapitan City

Saturday, April 19, 2008

JEDI -Java Education and Development Initiative

JEDI TRAINING .. updated list of participants (as of April 21, 2008, 09:00pm)
University of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Selga St., Davao City

May 19-21 (Mobile Programming)

1. Francis Ray Hernandez – STI Dvo
2. Lady Jozel Racho – STI Dvo
3. Antonio Trasporto – STI-Dvo
4. Phyll Martin Astorga - ADDU
5. Michelle Banawan - ADDU
6. Maureen Mamilic - USP
7. Eric Ricablanca - UM
8. Juffrey Valdez-DMMA-CSP
9. Arnel L. Ang – UM Tagum
10. Hazel A. Gameng – DNSC
11. Souci Hannah S. Bedoya – DNSC
12. Rogelio A. Masangkay - DNSC
13. Jhamie Tetz I. Mateo – DDC
14. Exander Barrios – UIC
15. Rolly Tayabas – UIC
16. Riza Garde – CJC
17. Cesar Tecson – CJC
18. Amily Arranguez - JMC
19. Aida Lou C. Cahayag - UM Matina
20. Michael Gilbang - UM Matina
21. Editha Hebron - USP-Tagum Campus
22. Jewanie Delos Arcos- Holy Child School of Davao
23. Arwin B. Ranola - SPAC
24. Victor Santos - DDC

May 26-28 (Operating Systems)
updates ...FYI ... were cancelling the sked SOLARIS/operating Systems this May 26-28, 2008. The assigned trainer is not available per advised of the JEDI mktg. manager. However, we can still accomodate 10 more pax for the JEDI-2 mobile programming sked May 19-21, 2008. Just email me asap if your interested. Will re-sked SOLARIS/operating Systems training sometime julyor august .....
1. Donahlyne Candia – STI-Dvo
2. Armelita Ponsica – STI-Dvo
3. Rey Alino - ADDU
4.Edwin Maranon - ADDU
5.Cristina Enriquez - USP
6.Michelle C. Cuestas – PSHS-MC
7.Juffrey Valdez-DMMA-CSP
8.Mohmar V. Caramol – UM – Tagum
9.Arnel L. Ang- UM Tagum
10.Eduardo D. Bergavera Jr. – DNSC
11.Ian Val P. Delos Reyes – DNSC
12.Ariel O. Gamao – DNSC
13. Melquiades Hayag – UIC
14. Michael Machica – UIC
15. Riza Garde – CJC
16. Cesar Tecson – CJC
17. Amy Bustamante - CJC
18. Eric Ricablanca - UM Matina
19. Vera Kim Tequin - UM Matina
20. Jeanie Delos Arcos - Holy Child School of Davao


Note:
•only 1 pax/skul …. d rest r waitlisted ….
•For Non-JEDI member, submit all documents before the training
•Only those who attended JEDI-1 training can attend MOBILE programming, all the rest OS
•Registration Fee of P500.00 to defray food expenses (lunch only)
•Maximum of 25pax/training

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Emerging Trends in ICT and Managing Investments in School


April 10-12, 2008, Singalong, Manila

The seminar was designed to impart to participants some emerging trends in ICT and how to respond to it and to highlight how knowledge of the full cost of ICT can support management investment decision and will enable to develop strategy for sustainable ICT provision appropriate to schools.

Student Research Paper 4: ICT Skills-Industry Matching in Davao City

ICT Skills-Industry Matching in Davao City
By : CEMPRON, MD., GEMENTIZA, HE., GORRO, JA., NAVALES, SMC., REYES, AG., TALABOC RI.

The growth of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Davao offers vast opportunities especially in call centers, medical transcription centers, software development, Information Technology (IT) outsourcing, multimedia and gaming, data animation, and engineering and design. However, in spite of these high job opportunities, concerns and doubts about its development and sustainability have been raised as the industry faces difficulties in meeting the demands of the markets, specifically in the city’s ability to supply skilled workforce.

This research study was conducted to determine if there exist a mismatch between the level of competence of the human resources and the extent of need of the ICT industry in Davao City.

The research was conducted at the eighteen (18) companies from the sectors of the ICT industry in Davao City. The respondents included the human resource representatives, administrative officers and/or immediate supervisors of the ICT employees. The study employed descriptive-comparative method research. The research instrument used was a questionnaire. The statistical tools used were descriptive statistics and T-test for the variables.

Based on the findings, most of the employees of the ICT industry in Davao City are female, with ages ranging from 20-29 years old. Moreover, most of these employees are graduates in information technology related education, technical and medical related courses.

The overall assessment of the study showed that there is a mismatch between the level of the human resources and the extent of need of the call center and IT outsourcing sectors, in terms of employability (soft) skills and non-technical attributes. Moreover, in terms of managerial skills, there is also a mismatch between the level of competence of the human resources and the extent of need of medical transcription, multimedia and gaming, and data animation sectors. On the other hand, in terms of IT literacy, IT technical skills, and customer service skills, the level of competence of the human resources matches with the extent of need of all sectors of the ICT industry in Davao City.


(full text: email
rsgamboa@gmail.com)

Student Research Paper 5: Level of Text Messaging Practice and English Language Proficiency of USEP Students

Level of Text Messaging Practice and English Language Proficiency of USEP Students
By : ALIM, OM., GUARINO, ECV., DELA CRUZ, SN.

This study aims to determine the significant relationship between the level of text messaging and English language proficiency among the students of the University of Southeastern Philippines, Obrero Campus. Similarly, it aimed to address and determine the significant difference in the level of text messaging practice in terms of text input technique, choice of words and frequency of use when grouped by department and gender and the significant difference in the level of formal English language proficiency in terms of writing, oral and reading skills when grouped by department and gender.

The study employed descriptive correlations as the research design. It involved one hundred (100) respondents from ten (10) college departments of the University. The research instrument used was a validated questionnaire that was also supplemented by series of interviews. It employed the average weighted mean, Pearson-r and ANOVA as statistical tools.

Based on the finding, there is significant relationship between the level of text messaging practice in terms of text input technique, choice of words and frequency of use and the significant difference in the level of formal English language proficiency in terms of writing, oral and reading skills.

If can be drawn that if there is moderately good and sound practice in test messaging, this can promote and impact a similarly moderate proficiency in formal English language. Text messaging being one prevalent platform of communication can help develop a fair proficiency in writing, oral, and reading skills if practiced with modest reserve and adherence to the conventions of English language.

(full text: email rsgamboa@gmail.com)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

HK Trip (March 2008)




Wednesday, March 19, 2008

PSITE-XI GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The original schedule of April 04, 2008 has been changed to April 03, 2008 (Thursday), same time and venue.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Research Paper- GENDER DIFFERENCES ON INFORMATION SYSTEM LEADERSHIP ROLES AMONG STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN REGION XI

ABSTRACT

This study has the basic intention of collecting empirical information about IS leadership roles. These information will be processed so that gender differences on IS leadership will be determined. More specifically, the study was conducted to determine the profile of the IS leaders of SUCs in terms of age, gender, educational attainment, organizational years, IT years, position years, the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the social aspects of leadership (informational role, decisional role and interpersonal role), the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the technical aspects of leadership (chief architect, change leader, product developer, technology provocateur, coach and chief operating strategist).

A descriptive-correlative method of research was used. Data were gathered using a researcher-made survey. To validate and clarify some items in the survey, interviews were performed by the researcher to some of the respondents. Secondary data were collected from the SUCs to further explain the organizational characteristics like revenue and personnel.

Findings reveal that IS leaders of SUCS in Region XI, in general are in the median age and that there are more female IS leaders. It also shows that majority of the IS leaders are highly educated and are relatively young in their current position. Findings showed that extent of participation of IS leaders of SUCs in Region XI in terms of the social and technical aspects of IS leadership roles are both “extensive” and that gender do not affect these roles.
(full text: email rsgamboa@gmail.com)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

PSITE-XI General Assembly

PSITE Pipol (elders, officers, core n members)

What : PSITE-XI General Assembly
When : April 04, 2008 (Friday), 01:00-05:00
Where : Rm F-605, Ateneo de Davao University

Agenda:

1. PSITE-XI Regional Report / Updates- National Convention
2. Singapore Study Tour Insights
3. PSITE-XI Regional Plans
5. Finalization of Practicum/OJT Handbook
6. Details of JEDI Phase 2 Training
4. Election of Officers

Hope to see you all ....Pls mark you calendars NOW ...hehhe

Thursday, March 6, 2008



March 05, 2008

To PSITE Region XI and JEDI Institutional Members:

Greetings!

PSITE Region XI in cooperation with Sun Microsystems, Phils Inc. will host trainings on Java Education and Development Initiative ( JEDI) , both on Phase II Mobile Programming and Operating Systems on May 19 to 21 and May 26 to 28, respectively. It will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm at University of Immaculate Conception, Fr. Selga St., Davao City.

The training is aimed to continuously provide supplemental activity to help IT teachers deliver JEDI course effectively. Ms. Susan M. Suarez, a JEDI Champion in the region will be facilitating the Mobile and Mr. Marrio Carreon from UP-Dilliman will conduct the OS .

In view thereof, we are inviting again your institution to send the following faculty ( who attended JEDI Phase I ) to be part of the above mentioned activity. For school members who was not able to participate in our last Phase I training, you may attend the OS Training.

For non-members and who are willing to join JEDI trainings, please be reminded to comply and submit the membership form attached . Deadline for submission is on April 15, 2008.We appreciate if we could hear your confirmation on or before April 30, 2008. You may contact Mr. Randy S. Gamboa for more details .



Thank you very much!


Regards,

Hazel Marie C. Cainglet
JEDI Marketing Manager
Phone: +632-885-7867 loc 312
Fax: +632-885-7866
Mobile: 0917-8611435

MOST OUTSTANDING ITE STUDENTS in REGION XI

CONGRATULATIONS to the following:

1. FLORES, Jeshrun Ray E. - Ateneo de Davao University
2. BANTA, Raphael G. - University of the Immaculate Conception
3. GIGER, Jeanny Rose F. - University of Mindanao-Main Campus

Monday, March 3, 2008

JEDI PHASE 2 Training



JEDI Phase 2 Training (Tentative Schedule)
Tentative Venue : University of the Immaculate Conception
Fr. Selga St., Davao City


* May 19-21, 2008 (Mobile Programming)

* May 22-24, 2008 (Operating Systems/Solaris)

Please Register Now, Maximum of 25 pax/module only

Friday, February 29, 2008

SINGAPORE STUDY TOUR (Feb 23-27, 2008)


Anton, Maui, RSG,Riza,
Rogie, Jerry

RSG presenting a Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Gary S H Tan


RSG introduces PSITE-XI
to NUS Staff

Nanyang Orientation with
Mr. Liu, Keong and Kwong

PSITE-XI delegates with
Nanyang Staff

PSITE National Convention-pix



10th PSITE National Convention
Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
February 21-22, 2008
RSG was nominated and elected No.1 to the National Board