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

Saturday, January 12, 2008

PSITE 10th National Convention

The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE) cordially invites you and your IT Faculty to the 10th PSITE National Convention. This will be held on February 20-22, 2008 at the Heritage Hotel, Pasay City. The theme of the convention is .PSITE @ 10: A Decade of Learning, Equipping, and Fostering..
   Below are the convention fees:
Live-in Participants P 6,000.00
(includes convention materials and
accommodation in
Grand Boulevard Hotel-Pasay, lunch & snacks
for 2 days)
Live-out Participants P 3,500.00
(includes convention materials and lunch &
snacks for 2 days)
Discount: P300.00 for payments made by
January 29, 2008.
You may remit early payments through any Allied Bank branch. Accomplish in triplicate a deposit slip credited to the PSITE using the following details:
  Account Name: PSITE
Account Number: 3131-02238-4
Branch: Allied Bank- Recto Branch, Manila
Please fax a copy of the validated deposit slip to the undersigned at (02) 852-26-48. Alternatively, you may present the deposit slip to the convention secretariat on February 20, 2008. Official receipts will be issued during the convention.

Please confirm attendance through Ms. Nancy Flores (nm_flores@yahoo.com) or the undersigned (tere242001@yahoo.com).
We hope to see you and your colleagues during the convention.
Cordially,

Ma. Teresa S. Salta
Chair, Convention 2008
09189450924

Noted:

Nancy M. Flores
PSITE National President
SY 2007-2008
09178383038

PSITE-SINGAPORE STUDY TOUR

The Action Plan of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation Inc. (PSITE) – Region XI Chapter for SY 2007-2008 entails that Information Technology Educators will conduct benchmarking activity on the Information Technology Education Program of other countries. Benchmarking opens individuals to new methods, ideas and tools to improve their effectiveness. It helps crack through resistance to change by demonstrating other methods of solving problems than the one currently employed, and demonstrating that they work, because they are being used by others.

As such, faculty members and administrators at the same time active members of PSITE-Region XI is planning to have a study tour to at least four (4) universities with ITE programs and have state of the art research and development program related to information technology in countries like Singapore and Malaysia. The said activity is tentatively scheduled on February 23-27, 2008.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Case Study 5

10 good ways to use your remaining IT budget before the end of the year
By Rick Vanover

Do you have a small pocket of IT budget money that you may lose as the calendar year ends? Take a look at these 10 tips for ideas on how to use your remaining funds in ways you may not have thought of. You might be able to make small improvements with a broad reach for the coming year and beyond.

   1. Pay for obsolete equipment recycling
2. Replace UPS batteries or entire units
3. Purchase power management
4. Purchase support agreements for less
important titles
5. Purchase evaluation equipment or software
6. Get a few rolls of Velcro
7. Purchase small stopgap upgrades
8. Book training for the next year
9. Buy core spare parts
10. Replace any data center CRTs with LCDs

Case Study 4

10 ways to prepare yourself for an IT leadership role
By Ramon Padilla

Perhaps more important than having the right degrees and certifications is acquiring the softer skills that enable you to move on to leadership positions. Specifically, these are the skills that allow you to recognize opportunities, evaluate them, and then take advantage of them.
   1. It's not all about the ladder
2. Leadership happens
3. Know your organization
4. Don’t be a wallflower
5. Make sure you're easy to work with
6. Act like a leader
7. Dress for success
8. Be self assured
9. Don’t slander your coworkers
10. Look for messes to be cleaned up

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Case Study 3

Eleven Qualities of Successful IT Managers

This list is based on the article "Eleven traits that distinguish successful IT managers," by Mike Sisco.

I’ve been an IT manager and CIO for more than 20 years and have been involved in the technology profession for more than 30 years. In that time, I’ve seen many good IT managers and a few excellent ones. I’ve also seen a fair share of poor managers. I believe the following 11 traits must become the core competencies of anyone who wants to have a successful IT management career.
  1.  Ability to assess needs
2. Ability to create a vision
3. Ability to create the plan
4. Ability to build the team
5. Ability to focus the resources
6. Ability to implement a "client service"
mindset
7. Ability to manage projects
8. Ability to implement change management
processes
9. Ability to lead and motivate
10. Ability to communicate effectively
11. Ability to track and measure performance

Case Study 2

The 10 Biggest Mistakes IT Managers Make
By Joey Smith

Working with IT managers on a regular basis allows me to see some great management styles and some really poor ones. On the lower end of the scale, I see IT managers make 10 major mistakes fairly often. Some of these errors have even cost some managers their jobs.

  1.Focusing on technology and not the business
2.Thinking "out of sight is out of mind"
3.Thinking that your team has it covered
4.Not inspecting what you expect
5.Not creating a partnership with business
management
6.Burning yourself out
7.Not testing Your backup solution
8.Not asking for help
9.Not devoting time to personal development
10.Not finding a mentor or coach