Laguna University Research and Development Center held the 2nd Student Research Colloquium last October 27, 2021, with the theme “Embracing Trends and Transformations in Education” featuring the researches of the College of Education (COED) students. This event was held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live and showcased five diverse researches from COED.
Dr. Marie Joy Q. Elomina, the research director, delivered the opening speech and stated the objectives of the activity. In her short but relevant message, she expressed her gratitude to the keynote speaker and panel of reactors who whole-heartedly agreed to be part of the event.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Ferddie Quiroz Canlas, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computing in Muscat College. His presentation was called “A Boring Teacher or a Boring Class? Gamify or the Class will Die!” where he talked about incorporating gamification to lessons to fully engage students’ attention to class. Dr. Canlas mentioned how he liked the theme of the colloquium especially in trying times that we are experiencing now. He noted that even if classes are mostly held virtually, the teachers still have to make it enjoyable for the students. He emphasized that passion is not enough for teaching, it takes talent and innovative ideas as well. He noted that the use of technology is a must in making classrooms conducive for learning. Dr. Canlas’ presentation served as an invitation for teachers to take on the challenge of utilizing innovative technologies while teaching.
After the very insightful presentation of Dr. Canlas, the research presentations of the students officially started. To give reactions, comments, and suggestions, three academe and industry experts were invited. These were Dr. Carl Mark B. Miniano, Dean of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Dr. Rose Marie Mendoza, President and Chief Science Officer of Mark Energy Revolution Corporation, and LU’s very own, Dr. Norayda M. Dimaculangan, the Dean of College of Business Administration and Accountancy.
The five researches presented are the following: 1.) EduTok (Educational TikToks): A Tool in Enhancing English Proficiency of College of Education Students of Laguna University. 2.) Digital Learning Tools and Academic Performance of BSED-Mathematics students 3.) Utilization of Interactive EBook to Develop Filipino Vocabulary of Grade 1 Students in Labuin Elementary School: A Supplementary Reading Material 4.) Utilization of Student-created Videos for Laboratory Activities in Physics, and 5.) Digital Game-Based Activities: Supplementary Tool in Vocabulary Enhancement.
All presenters demonstrated exceptional mastery of their researches which was highly commended by the panel of reactors. They displayed a comprehensive scope of their research and provided an atmosphere of motivation and good influence to the students watching. The major key take away the panel of reactors gave were maintaining consistency with the objectives, conclusions and recommendations, the conceptual soundness of the parameters used, and more diverse related literatures.
Dr. Rosemarie D. Sabado, the Dean of the College of Education, expressed her gratitude to Dr. Marie Joy Q. Elomina and the RDC team for organizing the event, to the faculty of COED who supported the event, the student presenters who did their best to comply to the requirements of the colloquium within the given time frame, and to their advisers who were with them from the start up to the completion of their research. She also encompasses her gratitude to the insights imparted by the reactors who were very considerate and reassuring. She also thanked Mr. Napoleon Tanlioco, the emcee of the event.
The student research colloquium was held to provide students with the opportunity to expand their academic involvement and experience beyond the classroom, and to strengthen the research culture in Laguna University.