ICT Summit 2018 of the Computer Assisted Learning Philippines (CALCORP) Print

Joanna Paula M. Cagape


DAVAO CITY—The Computer Assisted Learning Corporation Philippines hosted the ICT Summit 2018 for the Public and Private Sectors at the Malayan Colleges Mindanao and at the Davao Association of Catholic Schools Office, last November16-17, 2018, with the theme, “Success through Synergy.”

 

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According to CAL Philippines, “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a pivotal role in the economic development of any country in the age of the 21st Century. With that, ICT industries have been growing exceptionally fast. Moreover, stakeholders from the business sector are upping their solutions by leading educational institutions in the integration of ICT in the entire learning experience of the students. Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) Philipines has been at the forefront of ICT education in the past twenty years, by providing unique solution to its partner institutions with a well-researched, internationally and locally aligned ICT curriculum that is aimed to prepare students for work after secondary schools.”

altAris B. Juanillo, PhD, MDM, Education Program Supervisor of DepEd-LRMDS, delivers his presentation during the ICT Summit 2018.


“The ICT Summit will have empowered the administrators, schools and students. The ICT-based instruction will enable students to acquire the 21st Century Skills. This will have encouraged teachers to use the multi-media gadgets included in their curriculum, particularly in the private schools; it has been the vision of the private schools,” Dr. Aris B. Juanillo, Education Program Supervisor of the DepEd-Learning Resources and Management Development System, said in an interview.


The following matters were discussed during the ICT Summit: (1) trends in ICT education, (2) roadmap for ICT Education, (3) trends in the job market (DOLE, NEDA), (4) higher education policies on priority programs in relation to the local and national development plans (CHED), (5) certifications and qualifications of the graduates (TESDA), (6) challenges in the implementation of ICT integration, (7) best practices in ICT education with international and local perspectives (Microsoft); and (8) innovations in ICT education (Robotics).


The Department of Education Davao City Division spearheaded by the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion CESO V, with the Assistant Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Emma Camporedondo CESE and Dr. Basilio Mana-ay Jr., CESE, in full cooperation with all the offices under the DepEd Division of Davao City, has been committed to continue the dynamism to work closely with local and international stakeholders in society to provide quality education for all learners, throughout the years.