As we all know, COVID-19 continues to affect the global population. Due to health restrictions, limits to the holding of public meetings, and other measures enacted by the government and the institution to contain the spread of the virus, plans and activities envisioned by the TLRC team are either put on hold or canceled. However, some events have been modified to be purely held over teleconference to be able to follow the regulations set by the government, and at the same time able to educate our fellow teachers or our students as no pandemic can stop the wheels of education from running.
Preparing for the New Normal
In preparation for the full conduct of remote/online delivery of learning for the first semester of AY 2020-2021, the UP Cebu with TLRC, design specialized trainings and webinars for our teaching faculty, to help them in their preparation of course packs.
Teaching through the Google Classroom Platform
Google Classroom is a free web service developed by Google, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading. Its primary purpose of is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students in an online environment. With Mr. Fernand Bernardez as resource speaker, the webinar is conducted last July 30, 2020.
VLE Training with Moodlearning
This training aims to capacitate the faculty members and academic support staff of the basic know-how of the technology of a Moodle-based Learning Management system, which is what UVLE is using, and to familiarize them of the steps to manage online classrooms including the development of instructional materials and interactive learning methods. The training focuses on how to effectively use Moodle-based LMS in teaching and learning by using demo course “Teaching with an LMS”. The webinar is conducted by a team from Moodlearning Inc last August 3 and 4, 2020.
Copyrights and IP
As our educators prepare their learning materials and course packs for the conduct of online/remote classes, copyrights and IP is one of the major issues to consider. To give our educators the basic knowledge on the topic, and to update them in the university’s action, initiatives, and essentials in the preparation of course packs, this webinar is all about, with UPC TTBDO Director Mr. Jason Nieva as the focal resource person, happening last August 17 and 18, 2020. To address individual concerns, the session is also made available for each colleges to address specific queries per specialization.
September to Remember
UPC Annual Orientation
To formally welcome the new teaching faculty of UPC, two part orientation is organized, where different topics is discussed. The 1st day, September 3, focuses on UP Policies on Academics, Admissions and Research, Gender & Development and Extension Policies. This will provide our new employee with concise and accurate information to make them more comfortable in the job; more confident, give them knowledge to adapt faster, and encourages them to contribute to a more effective and productive teaching force of UPC.
The 2nd day of the Orientation, September 4, discusses on policies and services rendered by different offices of UPC. It includes the offices of Student Affairs, University Library, International Linkages, Anti-Sexual Harassment and the TLRC. Speakers also include from All UP Academic Employees Union and HRDO to discuss the benefits and privileges.
To prepare our new educators for the opening of the semester, especially with the online platform, UPC tap our peers from UP Open University on their expertise on the field of delivering online education. The two-hour daily discussion, gives knowledge on our educators from Preparation of their Learning Resources, Designing Learning Activities, Strategies in Planning Assessment, Facilitating Learning and Establishing Learner Support. The online daily webinar is conducted last September 7 – 11, 2020.
Online Welcome Ceremony
The University of the Philippines System formally welcomes its students for the 1st semester last September 9, 2020. System wide welcoming was held online with the UPLB as the main convener of the event with all constituent universities on the lookout of the celebration.
Remote Learning Guide
This semester, UP Cebu will be holding classes remotely. In order to assists the students, we prepared and send quick student guide that is useful in their learning in the university. It includes the introduction and enrollment in the UP Cebu Remote Learning Environment. It also includes the platform and direct contacts which students can use if ever they face technical problems or difficulty while having their online learning.
What’s Next … ?
After the Pandemic: Please be on the lookout for TLRC’s future offerings. We are more than happy to serve you again.
“hang in there, as better times are ahead!”– Steven Magee