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, November 24, 2010

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (ITE) : Reference Guide and Practium Manual ..isbn 971-94826-0



Front and back cover of the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (ITE) : Reference Guide and Practium Manual ..isbn 971-94826-0

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GOOGLE@Schools


I attended the Google@school event last November 16, 2010 at William Shaw theatere, Dela Salle University. It's a great opportunity to learn more about Google’s hosted communication and collaboration tools for schools. The event gives the chance for participants to meet google engineers who work on those products.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NCITE 2010-tnx



Dear All,

Let me thank all of you in behalf of the national board for your attendance and support for the 8th NCITE held last October 20-23, 2010 at La Carmela de Boracay. A total of 325 attended the conference with 32 paper presenters and 16 poster presentation. Not even bagyong juan was able to stop all these participants from coming.

We met our target. We achieved our objectives. And on the side, we also enjoyed our stay there. The success of the conference wouldn't have been possible without your support. You know who you are and your valued contribution to the conference. but i would like to make special mention and thanks to the conference chair, Sir Dave Marcial. Congratulations. Job well done.

Again, thank you all. See you in Antipolo for our 13th National Convention come february 23-26, 2011!

NCITE 2010 (National Conference on Information Technology Education), Boracay, Malay, Aklan


OPENING REMARKS
Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2010 October 21, 2010 in Boracay, Malay, Aklan

Mayor John Yap, to our Keynote speaker who will be properly introduced later, Aklan Catholic College OIC-vice president for academic affairs Engr. Cecilia S. Calizo, Naveen Asrani of SunOracle, conference chair sir Dave Marcial, my fellow PSITE national board members, paper presenters, invited speakers, our dear IT educators and students from different schools and universities, guests, ladies and gentlemen, Mayad-ayad nga agahon…magandang umaga sa inyong lahat ... good morning to all.

I am very much pleased with the turnout of participants during this 8th National Conference on IT Education or NCITE 2010. This is the first time that NCITE is held outside the school and still hosted by a school. This early I would like to thank Aklan Catholic College for sharing unselfishly their time and resources in hosting this event.

PSITE’s thrust for this year is coined as Peer-to- PEER. Peer-to- PEER not only refers to peer relationship but more importantly, an acronym which is P for Partnership, E for Education, E for Extension and Linkages and R for Research. This conference focuses more on Research. And I am glad to inform you that for this year, we noted increasing number of paper and research submissions. Since we cannot accept all researches for oral presentation, we are introducing for the first time in NCITE, poster presentations. This makes the NCITE 2010 full packed with information and educational materials.

Yesterday was considered an NCITE pre-conference. This is the second time that we are holding a pre-conference. But this is the first time that during the pre-conference, parallel sessions were held particularly on the topics on Software Engineering, Database Systems and Data Structures and Algorithms. You also heard yesterday, the methods of teaching in IT education that was presented by Dr. Jonathan Caballero. This is just the beginning of a more educational NCITE 2010.

One of the highlights of this conference is the presentation of the research manual. This is a first draft only. The research framework, which was adopted by CHED has already undergone a series of hearings and last month’s national public hearing. Hopefully, a Policies, Standards and Guidelines will be released soon.

Another highlight of the conference is the awarding of honorary membership to Naveen Asrani in recognition for his exceptional and unselfish services and support to the PSITE’s vision and mission. Through his incredible dedication, he profoundly helped uplift the quality in the teaching-learning process in IT Education in the Philippines.

On the last day of this conference, you will hear updates from CHED.

We are here to learn and also enjoy the beauty of the beaches of Boracay, considered as the no. 1 tourist destination in the Philippines. And with this I would like to reiterate my thanks to the Aklan Catholic College. Thank you likewise to the organizing committee led by sir Dave Marcial, PSITE VP-Visayas and the local organizing committee-PSITE Region 6 led by sir Joel de Castro for organizing this conference. To the officers and members of PSITE, thank you for your attendance. This conference would not have been possible of course without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to the sponsors for your continued support.

We are professionalizing not only the people but also the whole IT Education itself. We can only do this if we peers participate in this process. Have a fruitful day ahead and let us go Peer-to-peer.

May you all have a fruitful day ahead. Good morning.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FTS (October 4-8, 2010)-Manila-Tagaytay-Laguna


The USEP 157 third year BSCS and BSIT students went on a fieldtrip last october 4-8, 2010 in manila-tagaytay-laguna.

The objectives of the fieldtrip are the following:
1. To familiarize the student with recent trends and developments in information and communication technology thru technical seminars and fieldtrips as well as gain exposure.

2.To equip the students with basic interpersonal skills in their chosen fields of expertise thru non-technical seminars.

Companies visited:
1. IBM
2. Seachange
3. PLDT
4. Hitachi
5. EXIST
6. Bayantel
7. MMDA
8. SSS
9. SPI Servisoft
10.UP-Diliman
11.ASTI
12.Telecom Training Institute

Side trip:
Enchanted kingdom
Palace in the Sky

Saturday, October 2, 2010

NCITE 2010 Papers

National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE 2010)
October 20-23, 2010, Malay, Aklan

ACCEPTED PAPERS

A Spatial Decision Support System for Philippine Education Planning
L.L. Lara-Figueroa and J. Caro

Ateneo Online Entrance Exam Result Viewer
J. Aureus and J. Martinez

Enrollment Forecasting for School Management System
R. Lavilles and M.J. Arcilla

e-RADIO: AN ONLINE AUDIO STREAMING APPLICATION
J.M. Te, D. Marcial, S.M. Asbir, N.M. Jabel, R.L. de la Cruz, and K. Refugido

Automated Bias Detection Judging and Scoring System using Inverse Reinforcement (IR) Model
R. Semine and J. Tumulak

A Model for Creating 3D Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in TIP as a Flagship for Multimedia and Computer Graphics Application
E. Talla

Is the Part Greater than the Whole: A Comparison of Affective and Behavioral Models Derived from Feature Subsets
V.C. Castillo, K. Villaflor, R. Rodriguez, M.M. Rodrigo

Open Source Security Applications: A Practical Approach to a Graduate Course on Internet Security
D. Mercado

Video Streaming Management System for iTV Education Program of Tarlac Province
A.P. Parallag, H. Sedin, C.J. Espino, and A. Bacani

ICT Maturity of HEIs in Region 1 and CAR
C. Mercado, R. Villacillo, R. Domantay, S. Nisperos, and E. Pimentel

GABAY: An e-Learning Filipino Sign Language Tutorial Using Manifold Learning and Dynamic Time Warping
R.R. Gumia, K. Manansala, S.M. Rigodon, T. Basa, and P. Naval

Detecting Carelessness through Contextual Estimation of Slip Probabilities among Students Using an Intelligent Tutor for Mathematics
M.O.C. San Pedro

Towards An Analysis of Novice Programmers’ Compilation Behaviours in C++
J. Agapito

Harmonizer: Music Arrangement Algorithm Through Music String Manipulation and Notation Simulation
M.G.C. Sicat, J. Flor, and M.A. Subion

Building Web-Based Filipino Language Learning Tool for Heritage Learners
R.V. Regalado and C. Cheng

Knowledge Representation of Academic Advisor Using Predicate Calculus
M.B.J. Manghano, E. Montero, R. Tabada, and E. Mostrales

Developing a Computer-based Learning Tool for Biology
D. Lao and A.D. Dalida

Mouse Function Device for Hand Mobility Impaired Computer Users
J. Villaverde and J.L. Sarmiento

Visualizing Climate Data of Iloilo City through Cluster Analysis and Metric Multidimensional Scaling
E.R. Oquendo

Intercluster Analysis and Visualization of Epizoic Communities of Prokaryotes in Healthy and Diseased Scleractinian Corals through Modified Vector Fusion
G. Cabunducan, R.A. Juayong, J. Malinao, M. Arboleda, and W. Reichardt

A Model of Information Propagation in Social Networks
J. Rabajante and Y. Otsuka

Numerical Solutions of de St. Venant Equations with Controlled Global Boundaries Between Unsteady States
A. Mendoza, A.R. Valdez, and C. Arceo

Non Metric Multidimensional Scaling and Vector Fusion Visualization of Cell Cycle Independent Gene Expressions for Gene Function Analysis
J. Clemente and J.A. Salido
Comparative Analysis of Combinations of Dimension Reduction and Data Mining Techniques for Malware Detection
J. Yiu, P. Fernandez, and P.A. Arana

Characterizing Classes of Potential Outliers through Traffic Data Set Data Signature 2D nMDS Projection
E.R. Oquendo, J. Clemente, J. Malinao, and H. Adorna

A Genetic Algorithms Approach to Flood Disaster Management and Risk Assessment
J. Banting, A. Oales, V.P. Bongolan, C. Aquino, and F. Banting

A Coarse-to-fine Document Image Registration for an Automated Form Reader
R. Dela Cruz, E. Albacea, and V. Mariano

Information Spread Over an Internet-mediated Social Network: Phases, Speed, Width, and Effects of Promotion
A. Salvania and J. Pabico

Formulation of an Information Security Audit Process Model Applicable to Educational Institutions
M.O. Billones

Hybrid Encryption Algorithm Implementation on Electronic Mail Systemas
Real – Time Target Recognition and Servo Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic
C. Calinawan and L. Cuizon

C.J. Aliac, R. Lauron, and E. Maravill
Inverse Kinematics Pseudo-Learning on Voice-Automated Dynamic Biped RobotGait Sequencing
C.J. Aliac, E. Maravillas, and L. Ranario

Power Network Operational Boundaries and Weak Lines Identification – Complex Network Theory Approach
R. Dosano, H. Song, A. Balontong, R. Subong, L. Carmelo, and G.G. Dalisay

Friday, October 1, 2010

NCITE 2010 Posters

National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE 2010)October 20-23, 2010, Malay, Aklan

ACCEPTED POSTERS


Geo-based Search Engine
G. Ghasemi and L. Licayan

A Prototype Context-Driven English-Cebuano Machine Translation System
H. Avergonzado and M.L. Miro

Application of Scaffolded Instruction Allowing Cloudstorming in the Conduct of Information Technology Projects
R.J. Cabauatan

Visual Exploration of Climate Variability in the Philippines Using Cluster Analysis Results and Wavelet Analysis
W. Campano and R.M. Tadlas

Visualizing Wikipedia Article Evolution with Stream Graphs
J.B. Lee and C. Alis

An Equational Model For the Harmful Algal Bloom (H.A.B.) causative organism Pyrodinium bahamense var. Compressum
D. Manansala, R. Talastasin, W. Tan, and A.R. Valdez

Enhancing the performance of sorting algorithms through cluster computing
M.Z. Imperial and R.H. Vidallo

NMRICEMOBILE: FIELD-SPECIFIC NUTRIENT...
M. Guerra, R. Castillo, P.J. Sinohin, M. var den Berg, R. Buresh

A Survey of Sungka and its Variants to Develop Tools for Education
A. Angeles, S.D. Borlongan, J.M. Francisco, and G. Juanga

Assessment of LMS Profile Using Standard Based Requirements
G.P. Genove and C. Mercado

Developing Online Guidance and Counseling System
M.F.G. Benlota, E. Jalaeian, A. Khachatoorian, T. Norouzi, and D. Marcial

A Comparative Analysis of Boyer-Moore Horspool Algorithm and Boyer-Moore Sunday Algorithm as Search Engine Algorithm
B. Dadiz, J. Niguidula, and E. Chavez

Rice Seed Recognition, Matching and Variety Classification through Shape Analysis using Fourier Descriptors
G. Gonzales and V. Mariano

Detection and Classification of Veins and Mesophyll Cells of Rice Leaves using Image Processing
M.A.A. Clarino and V. Mariano

erra: A 3D Terrain Generator and Visualizer

R.C. Aluning and J.A. Hermocilla

Monday, September 27, 2010

1 Day in USS

PSITE-XI MSW/Induction of Officers


pix taken last Sept 24, 2010 during PSITE XI Monthly Seminar Workshop and Induction of Officers. The MSW was held at Room 305 of the University of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Selga St. The theme of the seminar was "Easy Ways To Earn Online"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Y4 IT 2010


pix taken during the 8th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology (Y4IT)
September 14-17, 2010, University of the Philippines, Diliman campus, Quezon City

This gathering was intended to give the participants new perspective on the current trends, innovations and career opportunities in Information and Communications Technology. This congress was likewise a venue for discovering and evaluating the new technologies that will impact our lives. Latest topics in the world of communication and computing were lined up. This was coupled with exhibits, games, Techonlogy Jobs fair organized by jobquest.ph, DevCon or Developers Connect and the 1st Game Development Festival, which is considered the first in the history of the Philippines.

The organizers, the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC), UP System IT Foundation (UPSITF) and the Student Volunteer Corps (SVC), in cooperation with the Computing Society of the Philippines and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation inc, made this congress possible.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BEIJING Trip



Aug 15-20, 2010
pix taken at birds nest, great wall, water cube, forbidden city, tiananmen square

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PSITE Region 3 General Assembly


pix taken during the 8th PSITE Region 3 assembly and election of officers where i was invited to deliver the keynote address with its theme "Making Great PEER happen" . The important event happened last July 23-24, 2010 at Domus Mariae Internation Center, University of the Assumption, Unisite Subdivision, Del Pilar, City of San Fernando Pampanga.

Monday, June 28, 2010

DEVCON in CEBU


Farley, Edwin, Winston, Me, Gregg
DevCon celebrated its 1st year Anniversary last June 25, 2010. With the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of the supply of software development engineering talent for the Philippines, Developers Connect (DEVCON) and PSITE agreed to cooperate in conducting nationwide DEVCON activities within the constituents covered by PSITE and its local affiliations. DEVCON will provide a content kit, coordinate speakers for the events, provide training to local DEVCON, partner with PSITE and its local affiliates to market the events. PSITE, on the other hand, will provide venue for DEVCON activities, provide staffing and volunteers to man the activities, provide attendees to the DEVCON events and partner with DEVCON to market the events. Both will jointly solicit and provide appropriate funding sources based on mutually developed budgets.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

8th National Conference on IT Education (NCITE 2010)


La Carmela de Boracay Convention Center
October 20, 2010 – October 23, 2010

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 2010 is organized by the Philippine Society of I.T. Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE) in coordination with Aklan Catholic College and PSITE Region VI Chapter.
Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to:

Information Technologies in Education:
Collaborative Learning
Courseware Development
Instruction support tools
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 2010. 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 27, 2010. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 13, 2010 via e-mail. Final version of the paper and presentation slides are due on October 4, 2010.

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.

Submit your manuscripts and slides (in PDF) through the OCS hosted at http://ncite.psite.ph/

POSTERS
Researchers with limited research output are encouraged to submit a research poster. It is a large document meant to communicate your research in a short period of time. It is composed of a short title, list of authors (and their affiliations), an introduction, an overview of your methods, your results, an insightful discussion of results, and bibliography. The size of the poster shall be A0 (33.1 in × 46.8 in), landscape. The submission date for posters is the same as that of full papers.

IMPORTANT DATES
For authors, please note the following dates:
Paper/ Poster Submission: August 27, 2010
Authors Notification: September 13, 2010
Early Registration / Author Confirmation: September 27, 2010
Revised Paper/ Poster and Slides Submission: October 4, 2010
Conference Dates: October 20-23, 2010
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 ncite2k10@gmail.com.

CONFERENCE FEE
Regular Registrants (Live-Out) - PhP 4,800.00 PHP (Closes 2010-09-27) Meals:
October 20: Dinner
October 21: Breakfast, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch & Dinner
October 22: Breakfast, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch
Conference Proceedings, Kit, Materials, Souvenirs
Regular Registrants (Live-In) - PhP 5,500.00 PHP (Closes 2010-09-27) Meals:
Hotel Accommodations in Quadruple Sharing (4 Days and 3 Nights: October 21-23, 2010)
October 20: Dinner
October 21: Breakfast, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch & Dinner
October 22: Breakfast, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch
Conference Proceedings, Kit, Materials, Souvenirs
PAYMENTS
Payments can be deposited 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 Check payments shall be addressed to PSITE.
Payments made after September 27, 2010 will have a surcharge, as follows:
Non-Members: surcharge of Php 1,000.00.
Institutional Members: surcharge of Php 500.00
ONLINE REGISTRATION
Please scan your validated deposit slip and register online for confirmation of your attendance to http://www.blogger.com/register. Please present your deposit slip to the convention secretariat during the onsite registration for verification and issuance of official receipts. For inquiries, you may contact Dave E. Marcial, Conference Chair, at demarcial@e-live.su.edu.ph or at 09228218854 / 09105236709

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joint PSITE National Board and Regional Presidents Planning Session


rsgamboa, Dr. Jaime DL Caro of UP-DCS, Hon. Sec. Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua of CICT

(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE Planning, UP-Hotel, Diliman Quezon City, April 28, 2010)

Good afternoon once again.

First of all, let me say that I am deeply honored and humbled for having been reelected as President. It carries with it again huge responsibility, and a bigger one, if I may say. I hope that I will be able to meet your expectations.

Now that we’re PReParEd … Let’g go Peer-to- PEER.

In my acceptance speech last year, my tagline was “Let’s PReParE.“ It indicates our thrust for last year. This means Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. In the President’s time during the PSITE National Convention in Bohol, I reported the encouraging accomplishments of all those assigned to the programs and projects that we planned and their status. And I am proud to say that almost all were successfully carried out. This is because of the leadership of the project leaders assigned and the active cooperation of its members and the PSITE membership as a whole.

For the Professionalism thrust, our plan to revisit and revise our Constitution and By Laws was completed. During our general assembly, one of the highlights was the ratification of our Constitution and By-Laws. Thank you most especially to Sir Farley Abrigo, who worked on this and provided documentation. Thank you to all who in their own way gave inputs, participated in the deliberation and those who were instrumental to the ratification.

Under this thrust also, we revived our website with a new url(www.psite.ph) and a new face. We also made our new logo, customized to depict our coverage. For this, I thank Sir Edwin Gonzales. I have not reported this during convention and I do not want to end this day without thanking him.

A very noble act by PSITE last year was the donation of more than sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00) for the victims of Ondoy in regions 1, 2, 3, 4, CAR and NCR. This is the first time that PSITE extended this kind of help to its members.

For the Research agenda, our project of coming up with a framework for practicum was finally finished. We just need to manualize it and it is ready to be adopted. Thank you for the effort of mam Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana.

For the Parnership thrust, we partner with Sun Microsystems for the OpenJive Challenge and actively participated in the Y4IT. We also signed a MOA with Devcon, which I will discuss in more detail later.

Our intended focus when we had the Education agenda aside from educating and capacitating our members was participating in educating the voters. In other words, it was envisioned to be educating the voters. However, when we talked to those in authority, we were informed that we need to tie up with an accredited HR group. Considering its complexity and sensitivity, we opted to shelve the project.

Alongside with all these accomplishments, we successfully held the NCITE 2009 in Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City and 12th PSITE national convention in Bohol Plaza Hotel, Tagbilaran City. Thanks to Sir Edwin MaraƄon and Sir Gregg Gabsion, the conference and convention chairs respectively.

The teamwork and enthusiasm that we showed last year is an indication that we are prepared, that we can move forward.

Now that we’re PReParEd … Let’g go Peer-to- PEER.

Why am I saying Peer-to- PEER? The thrust for this year is anchored on a peer-to-peer principle. It is like a big brother – small brother concept. We will not only address the concerns raised by big or matured schools but most specially the small schools. The first Peer refers to us, colleagues, peers, not only individuals but also institutions, helping one another to achieve a common goal. As an organization, there are more schools needing our help and I know that the bigger and more matured schools are more than willing to extend a hand.

Like the PReParE agenda, the second PEER is a mnemonic. It stands for Partnership, Education, Extension and Research.

Partnership. As we all know, we can do more if we partner with organizations, individuals and other sectors. I am assigning this Partnership agenda to Sir Greg, being the VP for External. Let us target at least 5 memoranda of agreement for the year 2010-2011. Also, let us target that we will be able to ink an international agreement by the end of the year.

The first E is for Education. For this term, we will focus on curriculum. Curriculum is the core of education. One of the more important aspects of curriculum that we need to work on is to clearly clarify the difference between CS, IT and IS and other curriculum related matters. We can note every time we hold conventions, conferences even meetings the issue on the differentiation of these three computing curricula arises. And most often than not, the answer is that it is based on the ACM Computing Curricula. However, the ACM report adopts a different setting, different place, culture and approach. To further clarify and thresh out all issues and concerns, I was envisioning that we will come up with a similar report using Philippine setting and we will call it the Philippine Computing Curricula. I know that this is an ambitious project. It may not be finished in our term. But I am very confident that we can do it. And we can start with coming up with a computing curricula framework, just like what we did in the research framework.

Still on Education, it is not only in curriculum that we should have a project on but also in instruction. Curriculum and instruction should go hand in hand. We will continue the training of information course design and teaching strategies. Others might find it very trivial to have these kinds of trainings but a greater number of schools need these trainings. And this is the essence of peer-to-peer, taking cognizance of the concerns of our peers, may they be big or small, young or old.

And this education agenda is assigned to mam Cherry Lyn.

The second E stands for Extension and Linkages. There are already models made by TC-GAIL or the Technical Committee on Government-Academe-Industry Linkage. The initiatives of TC-GAIL are noble and definitely helpful. But it seems that this was not continued and activated for some reason. Hence, I was thinking of continuing the initiative done by TC-GAIL. During our convention in Dipolog, it was suggested that the schools can actually make their own linkage program. However, these schools prefer to have a guide or a model to start the program. PSITE could come up with a manual, patterned to the TC-GAIL model, for the schools to serve as a guide.

We need also to prepare a practicum handbook. In Region XI, during my time as president for the region, we have already prepared one and we could check if this can be applied nationwide or needs to be revised. This extension and linkages agenda is assigned to Sir Edwin M.

Both the Education and Extension agenda would be more productive if it will go hand in hand with Partnership. The Partnership group might want to focus more on assisting both the Education and Extension agenda group in terms of looking for partners for technical assistance and funding. Considering the big projects at hand, I am therefore urging them to work as partner in this respect.

R is for Research. We will continue our project of coming up with a research manual. We already completed the framework last year and this was presented during the convention in Bohol. The next step is to manualize it and present the draft during the NCITE 2010. The final form will be presented during the national convention next year. This will be assigned to sir Allan.

Now that we’re PReParEd … Let’g go Peer-to- PEER.

As you can see, the Peer-to- PEER agenda addresses our triad function of Research, Curriculum and Instruction, Extension and Linkages. During my time as convention chair in Dipolog City, the sessions were more on best practices on these areas. Last year, the focus was on research. This time it will be more focused on curriculum and extension. Therefore, what I am saying is that the agenda was planned in such a manner that we continue to be aligned to our triad function. We are hoping that our organization could contribute to the achievement of our triad function in whatever way it can.

At this point, let me bring you to a provision in our constitution and by-laws, there are standing committees that need to be created. Therefore, I am appointing the following as committee chairpersons:
1. Membership Committee – Mam Grace Tyler
2. Elections Committee – Sir Farley Abrigo
3. Publications – Sir Edwin Gonzales

We still have other projects before that are needed to be pursued and it is worth pursuing. These are the PhilJive Cup or Java Cup and the JEDI program assessment. Let’s include these in our activities.

Also, last December 3, 2009, we signed a memorandum of agreement with DEVCON. With the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of the supply of software development engineering talent for the Philippines, Developers Connect (DEVCON) and PSITE agreed to cooperate in conducting nationwide DEVCON activities within the constituents covered by PSITE and its local affiliations. DEVCON will provide a content kit, coordinate speakers for the events, provide training to local DEVCON, partner with PSITE and its local affiliates to market the events. PSITE, on the other hand, will provide venue for DEVCON activities, provide staffing and volunteers to man the activities, provide attendees to the DEVCON events and partner with DEVCON to market the events. Both will jointly solicit and provide appropriate funding sources based on mutually developed budgets.

I am therefore encouraging all regional chapters to put in your agenda and calendar of activities at least one DEVCON project and please coordinate with Ms. Diane Suico (diane@devcon.ph).

Lastly, for the Peer-to- PEER agenda to materialize, I am proposing that a budget of P50,000.00 be allotted for each agenda group. This will help them mobilize and move towards completing their activities.

I am very confident that we can be an organization not just for the sake of being an organization, but one that can contribute to furthering quality of IT education in the country.

Now that we’re PReParEd … Let’g go Peer-to-PEER.

Good afternoon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ePahibalo


The subsystem ePahibalo will equip the solution on the announcements be delivered to each member detailed, organized and of course, vandalized-free articles. It will be control, only, by the Head of each Organization. In this concept, there will be no more unnecessary things (writings and others) which is unpleasant to the eyes for the thought that it is exclusively manipulated by the conductors of the Organization. ePahibalo will cater all the updates and upcoming events that all the organization that the each department at USEP has, exclusively. This will give all the organization to have their announcements easily scattered to their members by just posting it in the site. Less effort in posting all updates in a sheet or more sheets of paper and in the end others will not be able to read it because students may tear it or put some vandals on it.

UNIISYS eSkedyul


eSkedyul functions as schedule organizer system for the use of the college faculty professors and staff. It can also be viewed by the students and ask for an appointment by leaving notes and comments. Its interface will follow the scheme of the parent system but its database will be separate yet same kind.

UNIISYS eHATAG


The subsystem ehatag is a combination of file sharing and a little bit of social networking. It will enable the students of the University of Southeastern Philippines to upload and download files and to also share these files with their friends and other users. eHatag will allow the users to upload important files such as lectures notes, resource materials, reference books, even videos with a limited file size and file format. This will help the students in their studies and through the file sharing capabilities of the system the students will have a better chance of securing better grades since the available resource materials in their subjects could be downloaded through this system. Past exams and solutions could also be posted for the convenience of the students.

eSkular


eSkular is a web-based subsystem designed to benefit the Office of Student Services, scholar student in the University of Southeastern Philippines and their respective benefactors. eSkular is developed to be of use to the its target audiences as it allows them to communicate, store and exchange important data needed in the scholarship renewal process in a rather convenient way .

UNIISYS eTudlo


eTudlo is a web-based subsystem specifically designed for students who would want to offer tutorials to anyone that is willing to learn on particular subjects that he/she finds difficult. These students are ought to be merely from University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP). eTudlo is mainly an online posting of subjects and schedules from service providers.

UNIISYS eDIKIT


eDikit is a web based subsystem in which students in the university have the right to express their own reflection to any subject matter. Unfortunately, not all of these can be accommodated, entertained, published and be known to everyone. There is limitation for the expression of oneself. Only those who are on the frontline have the chance to speak and write up what is on their mind.

UNIISYS eBENTA


eBenta is a web-based application that provides a bidding service to USeP family. This subsystem allows some appealing features like posting text document, adding photos, creating which makes it more attractive to the buyer. With such, the buy-and-sell service is truly defined.

UNIISYS Alumany


Alumnay is created with the aim of helping the graduates of the university in communicating with their fellow alumni and also with the University itself. It is also a subsystem that caters the services of the office of the Alumni of the University of Southeastern Philippines. Alumnay will serve as social tool for the alumni to meet old friends and classmates. It aims to update alumni about the school activities to help job seekers in finding jobs, to trace alumni of the university around that globe and to have an online yearbook that can be browsed wherever they are.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UNIISYS Agila


Agila is a simple Graphical Information System (GIS) that involves data collection, data process, graphic generation, data storage, and data integration. This subsystem is divided into another two subsystems. The first part is the manual subsystem that involves data collection and data process. The second part is the automated subsystem that involves graphic generation, data storage, data integration and also a part of data process. Agila offers an interactive and detailed representation of the city. Agila offers features such as a database for important institutions such as hospitals, schools, police stations, fire departments, and government agencies. It offers an automated data processing.

UNIISYS eGAYD


The eGayd is an automated Directory Map that is designed to accommodate guests and visitors who come in the university premises. It is an interactive map directory, that is easy to understand and most of all more visual which is advantageous on the part of the user. It gives you more accurate location of the person and office you are looking for to transact with. On the other hand, it caters some common transactions happening inside the university like searching for faculty, staff, buildings, and offices. The eGayd include the log-in and log-out of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Daily Time Record is linked in this subsystem that makes the searching for faculty and staff more accurate.

Friday, March 12, 2010

UNIISYS


http://uniisys.usep.edu.ph/ http://202.137.113.150/

University Integrated Systems (UNIISYS) is a web-based system composed of varying subsystems developed primarily, to render service to every constituent, chiefly the official students, faculty, staff and visitor of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), situated at Bo. Obrero, Davao City.

UNIISYS is developed by the students from the Institute of Computing (IC) and is an application of Content Management System (CMS) that provides services to its users. Wherein the client will create an account to prove that he/she is a legitimate member of the USeP community and then is allowed to customize their profile page, upload and download different files from word documents to music, photos and videos. UNIISYS is a product of system integration,of which is the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, thus UNIISYS is a combination of various subsystems rolled into one.. Aside from these basic features that is available in all UNIISYS subsystems, these subsystems has additional functionalities that aims to cater to various services for different service recipients.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

12th PSITE National Convention

PRESIDENT’s REPORT
(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE National Convention, Panglao Island, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, February 26, 2010)

Maajong hapon sa tanan, magandang hapon sa inyong lahat, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Before I start my report, I would like to personally thank the members of the PSITE National Board for their unwavering support for the attainment of our thrust, dubbed as PReParE. When I took over the presidency of PSITE, my first order of the day for the board was to inform them that I wanted to see a “working board in ACTION”, and indeed they are really working hard even up to the extent of spending their own money and extra time.

My term was full of firsts and new things. It all started during last year’s convention held at Dipolog City. It was the first convention that we had a panel discussion during our technical sessions and fireworks at night. The Jedi night was held outside the convention area, and that was in Dakak. And more significantly, it was the first time that a member outside of Luzon got to be elected as President of PSITE National.

We had our strategic planning and induction of officers last March 30-31, 2009. The outdoor induction was held at the garden of UP-Hotel in Diliman, Quezon City. It was again a first. It was that time that my PReParE agenda, was presented and eventually adopted by the Board. The PReParE agenda gave clear directions not only to the National Board but also to the regional presidents. We assigned project leaders for every undertaking that we had.

The manner that this convention came about, from organizing to the actual execution, exhibits a great improvement in terms of professionalism among PSITE members. For the agenda on Professionalism, we emphasized on proper documentation. And with documentation, we started of course with taking a second look at our Constitution and By-Laws or our CBL. The chair of this project is Sir Farley Abrigo. Series of meetings were held and even invited mam Peach Tinio, one of the original framers of the CBL. The revision of the CBL is already up for approval and ratification in this general assembly. Thank you Sir Farley for the effort and diligence.

We improved the transparency among the national board. Communications were usually through emails and mobile phones. Official transactions, even on fund disbursements, were being communicated to all board members for comments and approval. The regional presidents were also updated on the activities of PSITE national. And as a show of support to the regional chapters, I also attended the induction of officers of NCR and Zamboanga.

PSITE was again recognized as a professional organization and was invited by CHED to endorse IT educators as TPITE members in the pursuit of strengthening the role in assisting them to formulate policies and standards last February 12, 2010. It is with great pride that our members will be part of TPITE .

In line with the Research agenda, it was our first time to hold a pre-NCITE conference. Presented were model research frameworks, advising and manuscript templates for BSCS, BSIT and BSIS, coupled with best practices in those fields. The NCR research capability building framework was also presented.

Due to its complexity and time constraints, we were not able to have a clear delineation of research among BSCS, BSIT and BSIS. The chair of this project, mam Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana and her committee members, did a follow-up workshop held last January 29-30, 2010 at the Computer Science Department conference room of the University of the Philippines, Diliman and invited Dr. Vlade Mariano of UP-LB, Sir Oliver Malabanan of DLSU and Dr. Allan Sioson of ADNU as consultants to finalize on the research framework. The result of the workshop will be presented by mam Cherry Lyn tomorrow.

What were the Partnership efforts we did during our term? First of all, with Sun Microsystems, we had an OpenJive Challenge last July, 2009. The objective of the challenge is to drive students’ passion and enthusiasm for innovation through the use of Open Source technologies such as Java Technology, JavaFX, NetBeans IDE, OpenSolaris, MySQL, GlassFish, Project Wonderland, Zembly and many others to develop cutting-edge applications for desktop, web or mobile, that will address key issues that organizations face today, while fostering interactivity between communities on the Internet.

In partnership with UP-ITTC, we actively participated in the Y4IT, held last September 8-11, at three(3) different venues, University Theater, UP Film Institute, and Ang Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines–Diliman, Quezon City . We set up an exhibit booth and provided speakers from PSITE. There was also one session during the conference wherein we promoted PSITE to the IT faculty who are not yet PSITE members.

Last December 3, 2009, we signed a memorandum of agreement with deVcon. This is a cooperation to conduct nationwide deVcon activities within the constituents covered by PSITE and its local affiliations. The details of this deVcon was already discussed by Ms. Diane Suico yesterday afternoon. This may be included as part of the monthly seminar/workshop of the regional chapters.

How about the Education agenda? Our intended focus when we had education in mind aside from educating and capacitating our members was participating in educating the voters. As early as June and July, we coordinated with Bonnie Belen of Smartmatic-TIM. The National ICT confederation of the Philippines (NICP) in partnership with Smartmatic-TIM invited me to attend the 2nd National ICT Summit, held last November 5-7, 2009, at the Fontana Convention Centre, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.It was then that I came to know that they cannot deal with us directly as far as educating the voters is concerned. They deal with human resource agencies like Manred. So we just endorsed it to the regional chapters to be part of the manpower pool of the automated election.

Still on education, we held a Faculty Development workshop at the Crowne Regency Hotel last October 2009, where Sir Bart Tanguilig was the project leader. This is a training workshop on IT course design and teaching strategies. This is part of the TPITE and PSITE faculty development activities for ITE faculty members. Sir Oliver Malabanan of DLSU was the speaker of the workshop. The same workshop was held in Region 4 where Sir Farley Abrigo was the project leader last December 2009. Hopefully, there will also be workshop like this in Visayas and Mindanao regions.
A very noble act by PSITE last year was the donation of more than sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00) for the victims of Ondoy in regions 1, 2, 3, 4, CAR and NCR. This is the first time that PSITE extended this kind of help to its members.

While we have those accomplishments, there are still some that are in the pipeline. One of these is the conduct of the Philippine Java Cup or PhilJive. This is a prelude to the OpenJive I mentioned a while ago. Second is the assessment of the Java Education and Development initiative (JEDI) program. Third is the possible partnership with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The MOA is being reviewed by them. Lastly, a proposed MOA for a partnership with PLDT is underway.

We still have a lot of things to do. And we now have a lot of things to share. It’s time to intensify peer-to-peer. This means communicating to your peers, sharing the resources, and most especially develop linkages to further our PSITE agenda.


Ladies and gentlemen, now that we’re PReParEd, let’s go peer-to-PEER.

Thank you and good afternoon.

12th PSITE National Convention


OPENING REMARKS
(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE National Convention, Panglao Island, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, February 25, 2010)

Governor Erico Aumentado represented by Atty. Handel T. Lagunay, our keynote speaker who will be properly introduced later, Sir Gregg Gabison, the convention chair, my colleagues in the national board, regional presidents, my fellow IT educators and members of PSITE, our dear sponsors, my peers, ladies and gentlemen, maajong buntag sa tanan, magandang umaga sa inyong lahat, good morning.

Time to PReParE.

This was the first phrase I spoke when I assumed the presidency last year. PReParE is the acronym of our thrust, meaning Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. And this convention is PReParE in action, with the theme “IT Academia in the Next Decade”.

To search, to find, to learn, to teach, to develop and to apply are the goals of the IT educators present here today. This is in preparation for this decade and the next decades. It is fitting therefore that the each of us will lend our ears to the speakers and presenters. We invited resource speakers who are experts in their field, those who are in authority, and new and innovative product presenters.

So we have a full packed convention. Plenary sessions include tracks on “Flattening the IT Education Sphere”, “Addressing ICT Education Gap Through Partnership” and “Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME)”. We will also hear a presentation on Educating Voters as an ICT Challenge.

As in the past, we will have a Jedi Party Night tomorrow at the flushing meadows hotel. We hope that you will enjoy what we have prepared for you.

During our General Assembly, you will not only listen to the president and treasurer’s report but also cast your vote for the new set of officers.

Towards the end of the last day, the ITE Undergraduate Thesis and Project Framework will be presented. This was a result of the initial meeting during our NCITE last year and a workshop last month.

This 12th PSITE national convention could not have been pushed through if not for the hardwork of the organizers, headed by Sir Gregg Gabison, the convention chair, Sir Dave Marcial, chapter president of PSITE region 7 and local organizing chair, and the support of the PSITE Board, and most especially our sponsors. The presence of our governor here, ably represented by Atty. Lagunay, indicates the all out support of the local government to gatherings like this.

Bohol is such a wonderful place to live, to have a vacation and also hold conventions. Let us make the most of our stay in this beautiful province of Bohol, with the beautiful sceneries, wonderful, tempting beaches and peace-loving and friendly Boholanons.

I am sure that you came here PReParEd and you will not only search, find, learn, teach, develop and apply, but also meet your peers, make new friends and enjoy.

Good morning.