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, 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)