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Specialization training for BA and IT instructors


During the May 2013 summer break, the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) organized several specialization training sessions for business administration and information technology (BA and IT) instructors from Cavite State University, Laguna State Polytechnic University and Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Tarlac State University, Batangas State University and Negros Oriental State University.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The promise of employability


Dean Elmer Lolin of the University of Northeastern Philippines (Unep) College of Business Education was emphatic. “You must come and speak to the deans of the business schools and their students about CMO 6 and the IT BPM (information technology and business process management) industry,” he said.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

K-to-12 and the contact center professional


The former chair of the Commission on Higher Education, Bro. Rolly Dizon FSC, once remarked that the majority of our high school graduates were unprepared for college. This observation—which resonated strongly among education stakeholders—helped put legislators in the proper frame of mind as they deliberated on the K-to-12 Law.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dealing with digital distractions in the classroom


I came across this excellent essay for teachers by Dr. Maryellen Weimer on the Faculty Focus website. Titled “The Age of Distraction: Getting Students to Put Away Their Phones and Focus on Learning,” the essay discusses the impact of mobile content in today’s classrooms.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Education reform on all sides


In keeping with the spirit of the season, let me say that education reform advocates have much to be grateful for this year. For the first time in quite a long while, we can see where we’re going and we have a fairly clear idea on how to get there.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reading: the key to everything


About a year ago, in his presentation in one of the literacy policy dialogues of the Department of Education, Marcial Salvatierra of the Education Development Center (EDC) said we could significantly improve the reading competency of learners in the early grades through a focused set of interventions implemented consistently over time.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Listening with our minds


Try this exercise from Stephanie Watson of HowStuffWorks.com: “Each time you have a conversation, pretend there’s going to be a quiz at the end of it. Try to keep a mental checklist of all the important points the other person makes. When the conversation is over, force yourself to recall at least three important things the person said. Get in the habit of doing this until listening becomes second nature.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Embracing change


Dr. Don Vicente C. Real, president of Negros Oriental State University (Norsu), wants it to consistently provide its graduates with strong fundamental and higher order competencies, and as many opportunities as possible to serve the greater good through gainful employment.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Continuing the Education Revolution


Republic Act No. 10533, or the K to 12 Law, was signed early this year. With it, the Education Revolution moved into the arena of global benchmarks and internationally recognized quality frameworks.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Strategic education partnerships = sustained industry growth


At the recent 1st International Research Conference on Higher Education, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Patricia Licuanan declared that “higher education plays two strategic roles at this stage of the country’s development: It develops students into competent individuals sought by the labor market and hones their technical and life skills to negotiate a complex and globalized world.”

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Like no other


These days, Inquirer founding chair Eggie Apostol likes to spend her time quietly, at home with Carlos and Cora and her grandchildren, or visiting with her sisters and relatives every now and then. Of course she can’t resist a little ballroom dancing on occasion. But tomorrow won’t be like any other day because it is her birthday and she is like no other.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tita Eggie’s Education Revolution


I haven’t had the chance to talk to her about Republic Act No. 10533 yet, but I’m quite certain Ms Eggie Apostol, our founding chair, is feeling proud of herself, and rightfully so.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »



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