NEWS & UPDATES
The UPLB Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning recently concluded its first training for the year. Held last 1-2 February 2024, the “Future-Ready Teaching with Micro-credentials and Edtech Innovations” training was conducted to introduce participants to micro-credentials, COIL programs, and internationalization activities. This training is part of the CHED-funded project, “Internationalization in the New Normal: Modernizing iLab as an Innovation Laboratory for Global Education and Digital Citizenship”
Thirty faculty members from the different colleges of UPLB attended the two-day event. CATL Director Dr. Edmund G. Centeno started the first day with an introduction to the training objectives and led the first session entitled “iLab as an Innovation Laboratory.” This was followed by Dr. Greg T. Pawilen’s discussion on “Designing Micro-credentials.” Meanwhile, Dr. Kristina G. Alinsunurin introduced the participants to the COIL program (Collaborative Online International Learning) and shared their experience facilitating the program in partnership with Doshisha University-Global; Studies, Japan. The day was concluded with an engaging discussion by Asst. Prof. Ana Katrina Marcial and Mr. Lexter Mangubat on the topic, “Promoting Student Engagement and Fostering Empowerment in Education through Technology.”
On Day 2, Dr. Centeno led an integration session of the previous day’s activities by discussing how the topics tackled are vital to enhancing teaching and learning. He presented different examples of online platforms which can be used to facilitate online learning and micro-credentials. The event was capped off with a presentation of outputs by the participants led by Ms. Alyssa Marie C. Federio after her discussion on Designing Teaching and Learning Resources.