The university has recently launched a project called "CAPABILITY-BUILDING FOR THE ROLL OUT OF THE INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)" which is a sustained, massive training for all faculty and students of the five (5) colleges at the main campus and six (6) lateral campuses on how to fully benefit from the use of MOODLE as the university’s LMS.
The project has the following objectives:
- Assess the tools & platforms provided by MOODLE that would optimize distance e-teaching & learning along with a particular discipline, course, learning objective, or topic;
- Explore various ways of creating, uploading & managing learning content through MOODLE;
- Discover various ways of managing virtual classes using MOODLE;
- Maximize the use of MOODLE as a tool for instructional delivery, supported by one’s capabilities learned from the ODeT Training and the previous usage of Google Classroom;
- Strengthen skills on education-related digital competencies.
The migration to MOODLE is a manifestation of the university’s commitment to provide quality instruction for its students. Leveling up its LMS is a concrete response to the call of the times to ensure that students are afforded an optimal learning experience. It is not only an attempt to adapt to the new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but more importantly, it is an effort to equip both students and faculty to work within the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Education 4.0. MOODLE will provide more opportunities to transform higher education from traditional classroom activities to more interactive and flexible, open, and distance education modes.
The project implementation started on July 1-2, 2021 with online lectures and demonstration sessions for the faculty members along important topics, namely: (a) Google Classroom vs. MOODLE by Prof. Rowell John Artiaga, MIT; (b) Account Management by Prof. Kennedy Cuya, MIT; and (c) Teacher-Made Resources Using MOODLE by Prof. Nicolas Pura. Speakers were all faculty members of the university's Department of Information Technology.
The next activities along the pipeline were as follows: (1) Training for Campus/College Course Creators; (2) Hands-On Workshops at the Campus/College Level; and (3) Orientation/Training for Students; and (4) Online and Face-to-Face Tutorials for Faculty and Students.
The project team is composed of the following: Mr. Kennedy Cuya, Mr. Nicolas Pura, Mr. Rowel John Artiaga, Mr. Froiland Penalosa, Ms. Krismabelle Felizmenio, Dr. Joni Neil Capucao, Dr. Ronnel Atole and Dr. Bernadette Gumba. The campus/college level project teams are composed of the following: Engr. Mike Albert Pascua, Mr. Jojie Rodriguez, Mr. Ivan Ruzzel Pesino, Dr. Jennifer San Jose, Ms. Nora Bacares, Mr. Rexces James Lopez, Ms. Leah Erica Ignao, Mr. Jasper Nieves, Mr. Rey Cornel, Mr. Joshua Texon, Mr. Arjay Abio, Mr. Jonathan Paga, Mr. Marc Armel Anonuevo, Mr. Charles Jamer, Engr. Francisco Clerigo and Engr. Kenneth Zamudio. The MOODLE Super Administrator is Mr. Leo Constantine Bello.