Humble Beginning with a Bright Vision
De La Salle University is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and advocacy projects that have meaningful impact to society. Through the DLSU Challenge Grant Research Program, the Learning NetworkPH conference was launched in January 2015.
The maiden conference gathered industry leaders and best practitioners of ICT for Education to promote and encourage the use of Internet, social media, open source applications, computer and personal devices for teaching and learning, which cater to the 21st century realities and characteristics of learners. The theme was "Learning Network and the K-12 Education in the Philippines."
The conference in 2015 through the support of DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Google for Education, Power Mac and Acer made it possible to gather 150 public and private school teachers in the Philippines. It was also the first time in DLSU to organize a 100% paperless conference in support of our institution’s campaign for a sustainable environment.
The Learning NetworkPH promotes education for all by providing reliable e-learning materials, safe and learner-friendly sites and open source education technology platforms for learning and teaching all for free.
It is our vision to harness information, ideas and knowledge through crowd sourcing, open sharing and collaboration to reach all types of learners regardless of age, culture, faith, gender and social status via the internet. From a social network and Web2.0 paradigm, we boldly claim to initiate and to usher in a new revolution towards transforming cyberspace as a learning network.
The Learning Network PH Challenge Grant Research Group was composed of the following faculty members:
Dr. Rhoderick V. Nuncio, Full Professor, Departamento ng Filipino / Project Head
Dr. Rochelle Irene G. Lucas, Associate Professor, Br. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education (BAGCED)
Dr. Myla M. Arcinas, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
Dr. Lourdes P. Guidote, Associate Professor, College of Science (COS)
Dr. Jasper Vincent Q. Alontaga, Assistant Professor, BAGCED
The Learning NetworkPH 2017 Conference
The second conference was held in DLSU Manila to move forward towards that vision and that new exciting projects had been started that was launched during the conference. The Senior High School Learning Portal for Filipino, English, Math, Science & Social Studies or WeLearnPH.com was inaugurated during the conference. The theme that year was "Networked Learning: ICT for Education in the Philippines and Asia." It was warmly attended by 180 participants.
Dr. Hitoshi Mitomo, Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan, was the Keynote Speaker who talked about the trends and challenges of ICT in education and development in Japan. The 2017 conference was supervised by the Challenge Grant Research Team and was organized by PhD Students of Dr. Nuncio. Conference Director: Mr. Henry Magahis, DLSU PhD Student & Faculty Member, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School / Apple Professional Development Consultant
Dr. Nelson Joseph Fabre, Faculty, Philippine Military Academy, Baguio City
Ms. Maria Fe Balaba, DLSU PhD Student & Education Program Supervisor -I, DepEd Makati
Ms. Evelyn Varron, DLSU PhD Student & Instructor / University Supervisor, Philippine Normal University
Mr. Gaudencio Luis Serrano, DLSU PhD Student & Senior Education Program Specialist, Teaching and Learning Division-Bureau of Learning Delivery, DepEd-Central Office
Mr. Jeffrey R. Ancheta
Ms. Everlinda Aleta, De La Salle Lipa / SHS Community / Departamento ng Filipino
Mr. Mark Joseph L. Mendoza, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
The 3rd Biennial Conference in 2019
In the 2019 upcoming conference we invite education technology teachers, learning area teachers (basic to higher education), scholars and graduate students from the Philippines and Asia to participate by showcasing your best teaching practices, scholarly papers, research works and by sharing your learning materials for the benefit of teachers and students. The conference theme is Igniting Holistic and Innovative Learning through Technology, which will be held in partnership with Holy Child College of Davao on May 1-5, 2019. This conference will also launch the Networked Learning PH as a professional organization to sustain the biennial hosting of conference and to come up with more projects related to ICT for education and development.
To know more about the conference program, click here. To register and to avail the early bird rate of PhP3,500.00, click here.