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, November 21, 2011

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 AOTS especially GM Kawakami-San, Suzuki-San and the entire AOTS community, the Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry or METI, the Information Technology Promotion Agency or IT-PA for giving us a wonderful opportunity attending this training Program on Instructors for ITSS/ITEE in Asian Countries or ENIT.

The training outline was very comprehensive.  Together, we have learned and have better understanding of ITSS, improvement in ITEE instructional methods and its future developments. Tsuru-San presented a case study that was very informative and challenging.  Our knowledge on ITSS and ITEE were broaden by the well-prepared presentations of Ogawa-San, Amino-San, Tsuru-San, Kawabata-San, Tomita-San, Tanaka-San and Ichimura-San. Our company visits in Digital Hollywood University, Legend Applications Inc, Cyber Government Square, Tokyo Denki University provided us a clearer picture of implementing ITSS and ITEE models.  We learned about the actual situation in Japan as well as have seen for ourselves the most advanced educational technology in Japan.

This training program is a very educational one.  Our problems and situations are sometimes similar and at times varied and very diverse in nature.  But we can learn from each other and help each other to overcome our problems.  From our short casual conversations with the co-participants and the host, lecturers and organizers, we already picked up some bits of information about their experiences, both successes and failures, how each understands ITSS and ITEE.

Thank you to our course coordinator, Furuya-San and our interpreters  Nozawa-San, Nakayama-San and Fujita-San who have prepared and have been running this training.  It was very well-organized and all are systematic.

And last but not the least, thank you to our co-participants from Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and also my new friends from the Philippines.  Your active participation and the information exchange that we had was indeed commendable.  We learned from each other in the session room as well as outside this room.

Not many people from foreign countries will get to visit this beautiful country of Japan, particularly here in Tokyo.  And we are very lucky to have been given this chance to appreciate the beauty of Japan.

This one visit is not enough to see everything, but it is more than enough to say that Japan is a place worth visiting.  I hope to see you again here in Japan, in the Philippines, your respective countries or in the other parts of the world. 

Thank you and good afternoon. ARIGATO GOZAIMAS.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Japan Training


I' m attending the AOTS training from Oct. 31-Nov18, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The program aims to enhance participants’ teaching skills and abilities as ITEE instructors through acquisition of knowledge and methods essential to pass the ITEE exam. Also, this program features the significance of the ITSS, IT career skill framework, and their relevance to the ITEE. Through comprehensive understanding of these, this program aims to develop instructors which can contribute to the dissemination of the ITEE exam and the development of the skilled IT engineers in each country.

The contents of this training program are as follows:

  1. Concept of the information technology engineers examination (ITEE), the IT engineers career skill framework, the IT skill standards (ITSS) and links between them.
  2. Japanese IT industry-human resource Development Strategies in IT
  3. How to apply the ITSS and ITEE in Japanese IT companies and education institutions
  4. Necessary know-how and skills for teaching the applicants for ITEE (FE and AP) or curriculum development or improvement of teaching materials
  5. Necessary know-how and skills for teaching the applicants for the IT examination, IT Passport (IP).
  6. Action plan for promotion ITEE and HRD.