ATI attends International eLearning Congress, Selected Staff Now Members of Philippine eLearning Society

some of the e-Extension Coordinators who attended the Congress

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila – With the intent of having an international exchange of research, innovation, experiences, and best practices in eLearning, the Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS) organized the First International Congress on eLearning 2013 to which, selected personnel from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) actively participated and became members of the PeLS.
 
The delegated from the ATI comprised of regional centers' staff designated as e-Extension coordinators namely: Maximino Aromin, Jr. and Bongbong Buli-e of ATI Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) in Cordillera Administrative Region, Claris M. Alaska of ATI-RTC II, Rolando V. Maningas and Mariel Celeste Dayanghirang of ATI-RTC IVA, Graciel Gacutan of ATI-RTC IVB, Florepe Mortalla and Nicolasita Gallego of ATI RTC VI, and Virgie Cabrera of ATI RTC IX.  These coordinators are the ones who put the e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries into action in their respective regions.
 
Also, during the parallel sessions, Prof. Stella Tirol of the University of the Philippines Los Baños presented the initial results of the evaluation research on the e-Learning component of the e-Extension Program.
 
The said congress with the theme “The eLearning Q.U.E.S.T: Harmonizing the Elements of a Global Knowledged Society” primarily aims to provide a collaborative model of teaching and learning online by determining the many elements that must be managed to create e-learning programs and to stimulate participation across diversity.  It consisted of keynote and plenary sessions, paper and poster presentations, roundtable discussions, exhibits, and workshops handled by competent eLearning experts from Australia, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines and USA.  The event was attended by educators and students, IT professionals, e-Learning practitioners and aspiring e-Learning professionals, among others.
 
The International Congress on eLearning was held at the Heritage Hotel Manila last December 6 to 7, 2013.  PeLS is the country’s leading organization in promoting the development of eLearning competencies through education, training and collaboration among various stakeholders in government, industry and academe.