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

Monday, June 15, 2009

Greetings from PSITE !!!!

Greetings from PSITE !!!! Greetings from Davao City...

Welcome to a new academic year, 2009-2010, a year that is full of challenges ahead.

First of all let me again thank you for your all out support for PSITE. And I would like to inform you all of the developments in the PSITE National.

Let me start with the hosting of PSITE-IX and Dipolog Medical Center of the 11th PSITE National Convention held at Dipolog City. The convention was indeed a great success. Thanks to all those who, in one way or the other, helped in its success. Based on the feedback questionnaire gathered towards the end of the convention, it was noted to be the BEST PSITE national convention. Kudos to the host and organizers.

The election of new board members was held during that time, and eventually the election of PSITE National Officers. Below is the set of officers for 2009-2010:
President : Dr. Randy S. Gamboa (University of Southeastern Philippines)
VP-Internal : Farley L. Abrigo (M.S. Enverga University Foundation)
VP-External: Bartolome T. Tanguilig (Technological Institute of the Philippines)
VP-Luzon : Reynald Jay F. Hidalgo (Colegio de Dagupan)
VP-Visayas : Dr. Gregg Victor D. Gabison (University of San Jose Recoletos)
VP-Mindanao : Edwin Maranon (Ateneo de Davao University)
Secretary : Grace F. Tyler (Systems Plus College Foundation)
Treasurer: Dr. Elizabeth Ramos (St. Paul University Manila)
Auditor : Cherry Lyn C. Sta Romana (Cebu Institute of Technology)

Board Members
Dr. Jaime Caro (UP Diliman)
Fe Ferriols (Beacon Frontline Solution Inc.)
Ruby Rose Barrientos (Assumption College)
Edwin Gonzales (St Mary's University)
Anthony Harvey Dalmacio (Dipolog Medical Center)
Rose Alday (Lyceum of Philippines University)
The induction of the national officers was held on March 30, 2009 at the UP-Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City. Afterwhich, the board had a strategic planning workshop to plan out the activities for the year. This is a joint strategic planning of the PSITE National Board and regional chapter presidents. The thrust and framework for 2009-2010 is dubbed as PReParE. We are encouraging all regional chapters to align their activities alongside with this thrust.

The acronym PReParE means:

P for Professionalism. By professionalism it means three things. First, maintaining composure and decorum. It is good to have order in everything we do. Second is proper documentation. Proper documentation will serve as guide for the present and future board and officers, as well as all members. Third, is dedication to duty and responsibility . VP-Internal, Sir Farley L. Abrigo is now reviewing the constitution and by-laws of PSITE and see what may be improved towards this end. During the last national convention, there were proposals that were presented to the body and some were relayed to me during casual talks. Among those were:

1) the location of the principal office;
2) the institutional membership to include TESDA recognized IT institutions
and Basic education;
3) definition and expansion of institutional, individual and honorary members;
4) inclusion of the rights and responsibilities of corporate members;
5) criteria of members considered in good standing;
6) details on annual meetings ;
7) revision on the term of office and composition of officers;
8) corporate membership dues; and
9) others

Expect that initial discussions will be made through emails. This will serve as input for the national convention.

A new and updated PSITE webpage will be up and running soon … thanks to Sir Edwin Gonzales. Expect also a new logo for PSITE ..

Re stands for Research. Since we are educators, we would want to stress research in the agenda. This is one of the key result areas by the past administration and we would like to give it more focus and have a developmental approach to it. There is a recognition on the need to learn from the PSITE-NCR's experience on their developmental approach in building research capabilities among ITE faculty in the chapter level as well the need to come up with a common framework in thesis/project advising and learn from best practices.

As suggested, during NCITE’09, there will be parallel sessions for both topics. A plenary format for “Thesis/project Advising” track in the afternoon of October 21, 2009 and the “PSITE-NCR Research capability Building Experience” track in the evening of October 22, 2009.

First JEDI champion, Ms. Cherry Lyn C. Sta. Romana is the project lead for research.

Par stands for Partnership. PSITE cannot stand alone. We have been partnering with others organizations, come up with a MOA, which may be local or national in scope. This will be under the leadership of Sir Bart Tanguilig, VP-External. We can come up with a partnership to educate others. This leads us to the last E in the word PReParE.

E stands for the very purpose of our organization, which is education. Aside from educating and capacitating our members, we are thinking of educating the voters. Automated election is in the air now and we think we can take part in this. This will be under the leadership of Sir Reginald Jay F. Hidalgo, VP-Luzon.

Our NCITE 2009 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. Let me remind you that the NCITE’09 will be held on October 21-23, 2009 at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Invitation and other conference details were earlier sent thru email by the conference chair, Sir Edwin V. Maranon, PSITE VP-Mindanao. Ms. Christine Redondo-Sevilla is the local organizing chair. Letter of request for CHED endorsement was already received by the CHED central office and hopefully late this month or early next month, we will have the CHED memo.

This early, we would like to announce that the next PSITE National Convention will be held in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on February 25-27, 2010 with Sir Gregg Victor D. Gabison, VP-Visayas as the convention chair and Ms Amie Caballo, Dean, Holy Name University and Chapter Secretary of Region 7 as local organizing Chair.

I am encouraging all chapters to inform us of your activities from time to time. We are pretty sure that we will learn from each other. And rest assured that the PSITE National Board will assist the chapters and do its share for the success of these activities.

Let us all PReParE and work together for the benefit of our members, IT educators and the IT society as a whole.