4th EDUC 190 International Webinar Series 2013-2014

Hello 2014!

The EDUC 190 (Computers in Education) classes of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education will be holding the 4th EDUC 190 International Webinar Series this 2nd semester 2013-2014! The webinars (or online seminars) are FREE and these will run from March 9 to March 22, 2014. The webinars will be organized by undergraduates mostly composed of education students. This online event is FREE for everyone but slots are limited and there are no reservations due to the limitation of the webinar platform.

4th EDUC 190 International Webinar Series

The topics range from the following: Technology Integration in Different Fields, Desktop and Mobile Apps for Education, or simply, topics in the realm of Educational Technology.

Presenters will be coming primarily from the classes along with possible guest speakers from different local and international academic institutions. The schedule of the webinars will be provided through a publicly viewable Google Spreadsheet. The webinar details (e.g. presenters’ names, webinar links) are posted on the spreadsheets.

The organizers will mostly be using the Blackboard Collaborate (formerly known as Elluminate Live!). If you plan to join and participate in the event, kindly check if your computer meets the following recommended Elluminate Live! System Requirements. It is recommended that you click the webinar link 15-30 minutes before the specific webinar so that you will have time to troubleshoot if ever you get to encounter technical problems. When you click a webinar link, a small Java file (JNLP) download will be sent to your computer. Just accept it, open it using your Java Runtime Environment and then a new window will appear for the presentation room. It is also recommended that you are using a stable Internet connection that does not make use of filters and proxy servers. You can also test your computer setup using the Support Page for Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate Live!).

Check out this link for the Webinar Schedule:

http://bit.ly/educ190webinars1314b

And here are the links of the EDUC190 class blogs:

http://educ190wf1314b.wordpress.com (EDUC190 WF)
http://educ190wf11314b.wordpress.com (EDUC190 WF1)

So join us in our 4th EDUC190 Free International Webinar Series this week! These live webinars are 100% online and you are invited to join for FREE! The webinars shall use the hashtags #edPH and #EDUC190 so remember to tweet using these to participate in the Twitter backchannel.

See you there! :)

10+ Techniques for Empowering Students to Becoming Globally Connected Educators and Content Creators

Last year, I was invited to present in 2 global webinar events, the 2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON) and The Global Education Conference. My presentation contains snapshots of how I integrate ICT in education for empowering undergraduate education students of the UP College of Education to become globally connected and to be content creators as well. The course I’m handling in the college is EDUC 190 (Computers in Education), a 7-hour per week class.

The methods and/or techniques that I use for instruction are flipped model classroom, blended learning, discovery learning, and gamification of learning. The course applies the Gagne’s Instructional Events framework with Bloom’s Taxonomy as the umbrella for skill development. Students are expected to create teaching and learning materials for each technology learned in class and they will be collate everything in the form of e-portfolios. Every section has a class blog and all class blogs are listed on a sidebar widget on this blog. Students get to host webinars and even invite foreign educator speakers from all over the world.

Most materials used for the course range from Apple technologies (being an Apple Distinguished Educator), Free/Open Source Software, Google Apps, and a lot more.

Finally, here’s the slideshare of my presentation.

Enjoy! :)

2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON)

In a few days, thousands of educators from various different countries are expected to attend a free 3 day virtual conference, The Reform Symposium, #RSCON4.  RSCON will be held October 11th to 13th in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. The entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. Participants can attend this online conference from the comfort of their homes or anywhere that has Internet access. This amazing conference provides educators new or currently active on social networks the opportunity to connect with educators and professionals in the field of education worldwide.

Useful links (click on any item for more information):

We would like to thank the incredible organizers- Shelly Sanchez Terrell, Steve Hargadon, Clive Elsmore, Chiew Pang, Kelly Tenkely, Chris Rogers, Paula White, Bruno Andrade, Cecilia Lemos, Greta Sandler, Peggy George, Marcia Lima, Jo Hart, Phil Hart, Dinah Hunt, Marisa Constantinides, Nancy Blair, Mark Barnes and Sara Hunter

We hope you can join us for this incredible professional development experience!

3rd EDUC 190 Webinar Series 2013-2014

The EDUC 190 (Computers in Education) classes of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education will be holding the 3rd EDUC190 Webinar Series this 1st semester 2013-2014! The webinar (or online seminars) are FREE and these will run from September 1 to October 1, 2013 depending on the schedule. The webinars will be organized by undergraduates mostly composed of education students. This online event is FREE for everyone but slots are limited and there are no reservations due to the limitation of the webinar platform.

The topics range from the following: Technology in Mother Tongue-Based Learning (MTB-MLE or MLE) in Philippine Education, Using Twitter and Tumblr in the Classroom, Gamification of Education, Must-Have Apps for Teachers, Websites for Fast-Paced Students, Digital Storytelling Apps and Sites, or simply, topics in the realm of Educational Technology.

Presenters will be coming primarily from the classes along with possible guest speakers from different local and international organizations. The schedules of the webinars will be provided through 2 publicly viewable Google Spreadsheets (one for the EDUC190 WF class and another for the EDUC190 WF1 class). The webinar details (e.g. presenters’ names, webinar links) are posted on the spreadsheets.

The organizers will mostly be using the Blackboard Collaborate (formerly known as Elluminate Live!). If you plan to join and participate in the event, kindly check if your computer meets the following recommended Elluminate Live! System Requirements. It is recommended that you click the webinar link 15-30 minutes before the specific webinar so that you will have time to troubleshoot if ever you get to encounter technical problems. When you click a webinar link, a small Java file (JNLP) download will be sent to your computer. Just accept it, open it using your Java Runtime Environment and then a new window will appear for the presentation room. It is also recommended that you are using a stable Internet connection that does not make use of filters and proxy servers.

Check out these links for the Webinar Schedules:

http://bit.ly/educ190webinars1314a (EDUC190 WF)
http://bit.ly/educ190webinars11314a (EDUC190 WF1)

And here are the links of the EDUC190 class blogs:

http://educ190wf1314a.wordpress.com (EDUC190 WF)
http://educ190wf11314a.wordpress.com (EDUC190 WF1)

So join us in our 3rd EDUC190 Free Webinar Series this week! These live webinars are 100% online and you are invited to join for FREE! The webinars shall use the hashtags #edPH and #EDUC190 so remember to tweet using these to participate in the Twitter backchannel.

See you there! :)