Laguna University (LU) once again proved that though LU is a small university but through unity and determination it can achieve its goal to be an organizer to a regional conference.
LU became a host of a convention of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) last January 21-23, 2016 with its theme: “Enhancing Teaching Competency in ITE Programs held at the Cultural Center of Laguna.” About 71 educators coming from different schools from Region 4-A actively participated in the 3-day convention. Dr. Colegio S. Gascon, Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the guests and participants. Various invited speakers from different discipline shared their knowledge on information technology (IT)-related topics. Dr. Emmylou Yanga, CHED Director, discussed about the global challenges in education. Dr. Norayda M. Dimaculangan from Laguna University talked about entrepreneurial skills. Another topic discussed was about global communication skills that were given by Mr. Roberto D. Guinto of Hopkins International. Prof. Ria Sagum of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), however, spoke about the Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications. Moreover, Dr. Neil Balba talked about IT management and governance. Dr. Mayra Christina Ambrocio, PSITE office also from Laguna University, discussed about the design and development of e-learning courses.
Some speakers also came from companies providing different IT products and services like WACOM, Smart, and OEC Solutions Superwifi.
The convention ended by visiting and enjoying the beautiful Pagsanjan Falls.
The success of the gathering became possible through the hardwork and cooperation of LU through the College of Arts, Sciences and Technology (CAST) under the leadership of Dean Numeriano B. Aguado.