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

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SINGAPORE Benchmarking Trip



Singapore Benchmarking Trip
January 05-09, 2011
NUS-National University of Singapore / NANYANG Polytechnic International / ADOBE

Rationalization and Specific Objectives

The Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) is particularly interested in pursuing a “close range” understanding of the Singapore Academic Ecosystem with emphasis in institutions offering Computing courses and how they established linkage with industries both local and global. Though here in the Philippines, several undertakings have been made in establishing an ecosystem where there is an existence of a close collaboration with Industry, Academe and Government, however, seeing and touching base with real life personalities and champions in Singapore, would give us more clarity and realization how for instance Singapore has created an ecosystem where Industry, Academe, and Government collude positively, bringing out economic advantage to the country. In undertaking this visit, the PSITE delegation will observe, and engage in serious discussions with the different personalities of Singapore in the identified institutions, specifically revolving around three(3) major components:

1st The creation on a Successful Research and Development (RnD) Ecosystem. Research being a major driving force behind the leveling up of Academic institution, discussion will focus on the creation and establishment of strategies and also sustainability directions on this matter.

2nd The provision of a Critical Mass of Quality Professionals. Singapore is able to maintain an identity of being an Information Technology Hub because it has the critical mass of competent IT professionals– from programmers, to professors with aligned postgraduate degrees, highly skilled IT professionals, etc., sustaining the manpower needs of the different computing related companies.

3rd The promotion of a Culture for Technology Advocates. Technologies need much encouragement in order to be fused and accepted both in the industry and academe. To get a grasp of the different concepts and strategies in establishing advocacies to Technology, the “incubation” of their ideas, mentorship from experts, and partnership from technology champions, is within “real” in Singapore.

Methodology

Through visits to Academic Institutions, NGO’s and Gov’t, IT companies and those having R & D initiatives, we hope to :

1. Observe how related initiatives evolved – history and development; and how things are currently done.

2. Ask critical questions and study pertinent documents, and,

3. Evaluate, analyze, and learn from our findings in the context of the experiences and practices of the different Computing HEI’s in the Philippines.