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

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)