Transcript of "CICT's ICT Month Celebrations - HCDG Week"
Dear ICT Stakeholders,
In line with the celebration of the National ICT Month, the Human Capital
Development Group of the Commission on Information and Communications
Technology (CICT) would like to invite you to attend a series of talks on ICT in
Education; Free and Open Source Software (FOSS); eGovernance; PC Maintenance,
Recycling and eWaste Management; and Web Programming, among others.
Participants from the following sectors are highly encouraged to attend:
• Educators (pre‐service and in‐service)
• Members of the School Board and Policy Makers
• FOSS enthusiasts
• ICT Training Institutions
• Internet Café Associations
• NGO/Civil Organizations for ICT, Education, OSYAs
The activities will be held on 21‐25 June 2010 at the CICT‐NCC Office at C.P. Garcia
Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City. You can also look forward to an exhibit that will
showcase CICT’s efforts in uplifting the quality of education through ICTs such as
iSchools, eSkwela, and Creative Content Development.
Please refer to the attached program of activities and confirm your attendance by
emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms. Dyan C. Corpuz) or
email@example.com (Ms. Mae C. Origenes). Note that participation in the
different sessions is for free but will be on a first‐come‐first‐served basis since slots
We hope to see you there!
The CICT‐HCDG Team
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
Time June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25
ICT4BE Modules (eSkwela and Creative Content)
Philippine Open Source Network (POSNet)
Exhibit Opening Health Talk on Understanding Kapihan : PC Ending Basic
and Launching FOSS by Design and Maintenance Education as we
UP Manila‐ ICT Recycling and Know It
Telehealth Center Dr. Lloyd Espiritu eWaste Dr. Emmanuel C.
30 slots available In cooperation with
Usaping Balita ,
9:00 – 11:00am
Learning Objects eGov Techtalk:
Prof. Rosella S. ITIL/Project
UP Open BCP Information
iSchools Library POSNet Seminar Small and Techtalks: POSNet Seminar
Information Series 2: Medium Animation/Web Series 3:
System Limesurvey Entrepreneurs’ Programming eLearning Tools
Presentation (SME) Tools using Moodle
(iLMIS) 8 Layer Fusion of
Laguna University Technologies Enterprise
20 slots available 20 slots available Network Security 20 slots available
2:00 – 5:00pm
POSNet Seminar Learning Objects Explore the
Series 1: Audio Development English Learning
Visual Tools using Xerte Objects
HCDG Accomplishment Report
The Human Capital Development Group (HCDG) aims to produce globally competitive knowledge
workers and an ICT‐skilled labor force. As such, the HCDG is responsible for initiating projects
geared towards the advancement of relevant ICT skills in the Filipino people by developing ICT
literacy and competency standards, by formulating plans to integrate ICT in education, and by
championing efficient management and use of ICT in the civil service workforce to ensure an effective
eGovernment for the country. To know more about the numerous projects that the HCDG is currently
undertaking, the public is cordially invited to listen in on a talk introducing the varied initiatives the
Group is leading.
PC Recycling came about to empower selected high school by providing technical skills to maintain
and sustain their existing laboratories by recycling defective computers. The main strategy of PC
Recycling is to use salvageable computer parts to refurbish and restore defective units in order to
maximize available resources and minimize electronic waste. By empowering the technical capability
of their personnel, these schools can become better equipped to bridge the digital divide. To cap‐off
this undertaking an a final national PC Recycling Exhibit will be conducted, showcasing posters
depicting the learning process, samples of refurbished units, and other educational and creative work
made from condemned computer parts.
Kapihan: PC Maintenance, Recycling and eWaste Management
With the passage of time, ICT equipment will gradually meet obselecense. This grim reality can
adversely affect thousands of computer units currently populating the laboratories of the public
school system. While the HCDG, through the PC Recycling Component of its iSchools Project has
taken steps to address this situation, there is a realization that a lot more needs to be done. In light of
this, the kapihan session on PC Maintenance, Recycling and eWaste Management is a concrete step in
informing the public about this impending issue.
The lecture features the construction of content of learning objects as a preliminary step to conversion,
which in turn is the focus of the next lecture. Learning objects are best understood and used as stand
alone lessons that can be used by various levels of learners in a non‐sequential manner. A learning
object serves multiple purposes in the classroom as a supplemental instructional material (SIM), as a
multimedia material categorized by the DepEd as among the OIMS, or even as the main lessonʹs
content or at the least as a teacherʹs audio‐visual aid. It can be the modular ʹteacherʹ in class or the
extension class‐either at advanced or remedial level or homework itself. A learning object can be
authored by any teacher who uses a rapid instructional design format to enhance student interaction
and engagement with the lesson and with peers.
Learning Objects Development Using Xerte Online Toolkits
Xerte Online Toolkits is a server‐based suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be
authored quickly and easily using browser‐based tools, with no programming required. Xerte Online
Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Content
authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolktis can be extended by developers using
Xerte. This session, which is to be led by iSchools Project consultant Reina Gagno‐Sison, is aimed at
service and pre service teachers.
iSchools Library Management and Information System (iLMIS)
The iLMIS is an open source eLibrary software that systematizes library procedures electronically. It
is now being introduced to many public schools nationwide.
The iLMIS was formed through a partnership between the iSchools Project and developers from the
Laguna University under the Laguna Provincial Government through its Management Information
Systems (MIS) office. The iLMIS hopes to improve library management by providing school
administrators with an ICT system that simplifies and makes more efficient the process of storing,
cataloging, and filing learning materials. Eventually, the system will allow materials to be shared with
other school libraries within the greater iLMIS network.
The Laguna Provincial Government, through its MIS office, developed the system and software
applications for its concurrent units such as the Laguna University. After the MIS office successfully
developed a Library and Management Information System (LMIS) for Laguna University, it decided
to popularize and distribute said software to organizations willing to adopt it. The iSchools Project
has thus adopted and promoted the LMIS to its partners nationwide.
POSNet Seminar Series
Multimedia is one of the best tools used nowadays to keep us connected with each other. Most of us
are afraid that these are hard to do and/or expensive to have. Avidemux, Audacity and GIMP are
FOSS that can do the job and help anyone create the multimedia content they have. Avidemux is a
simple, yet more than able editing tool, Audacity is an audio editor and GIMP is an image editor. The
seminar/demo will go through each of the FOSS features as well as letting attendees do some simple
editing using the tools.
Lime Survey is a valuable tool for educator who would like to have electronic surveys to be
conducted either it be for sampling purposes or gauging the effectivity of a program. Open Journal is
a FOSS that basically is a document management system built for journals. The goal of the FOSS is to
make journals available to more people anywhere in the world. Seminar would tackle real world
applications of both FOSS as well as tips in how to maximize the FOSS.
Moodle is widely considered as the de facto virtual learning environment FOSS. Deployed in more
than 1500+ institutions here in the Philippines, Moodle provides teachers, students, parents and
school administrators alike a platform that is free, easy to use and maintain and is built with the
teach‐student in mind. POSNet will demo a sample institution running Moodle and will give
attendees a chance to see the platform from the teacher and student standpoint. Simple tips will also
be discussed for teacher who would like to have an eLearning format class.