UPDATE: Registration Extended for MOOCathon Codefest

Created: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
The MOOCathon Codefest was moved to a later date in order to be part of UPOU Year-end activities. Those who want to join the codefest can still register their teams until March 25. The Contest proper will begin on April 1 at the Codefest Site http://codefest.upoufics.org. The finalists will be participating in the Codefest Camp on April 12-13 at the UPOU Headquarters. 

Register at this link: http://goo.gl/1Xk2jp
View the contest site: http://codefest.upoufics.org

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MOOCathon Workshop Concluded

Created: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
The UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies launched MOOCathon (An Unending Conversation on MOOCs) last February 26, 2014.

The launch activity was a design thinking workshop facilitated by Asst. Professor Diego Maranan, and it marked the beginning of FICS’s grand project on creating a homegrown version of MOOCs.

After opening remarks from UPOU Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso and FICS Dean Melinda Bandalaria, Asst. Prof. Diego Maranan started the workshop with an icebreaker activity called the Temperature Game. This was soon followed by design thinking activities such as the Circles Game, Rapid Campfire, Brainstorming, Narrowing Down and Prototyping.

Four final prototypes were presented, which included an interactive video, a MOOC hat consisting of different theoretical elements desired in a MOOC, a reimagined MOOC Dashboard which includes advanced analytics, and a MOOC Cube symbolizing a MOOC that caters to six different learning styles.

The ideas generated from the workshop will be incorporated in building UPOU MOOC Platform.

FICS embarks on string of local and international events to bolster expertise

Created: Friday, 06 December 2013

Geeks on a Beach

FICS faculty members attended Geeks on a Beach (GOAB 2013) last September 26 – 28 at Boracay Regency.

Asst. Prof Al Francis Librero, Asst. Prof. Joyce Manalo, Asst. Prof Diego Maranan, Asst. Prof Reinald Pugoy and Senior Lecturer Roberto Figueroa Jr. participated in different presentations and workshops about entrepreneurship and building a startup tech company. Aside from the Main conference, there was also a breakfast session for women wherein the female participants discussed the state of e-commerce in the country, and a workshop/presentation by Amazon AWS. The event was organized by Techtalks.ph

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FICS Celebrates UPOU's 19th Anniversary with MOOCathon

Created: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
In line with UPOU's 19th Anniversary Celebration, FICS launches MOOCathon: An Unending Conversation on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

The MOOCathon kicks off on February 26 with a design thinking workshop that aims to gather ideas for an ideal platform for MOOC delivery. UPOU faculty and staff, as well as selected guests, are invited in the said workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Asst. Prof Diego Maranan.

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DCS and MDC Programs implement Revised Curriculum

Created: Monday, 02 December 2013

Curricular revisions have been implemented on two programs under the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies namely, Diploma in Computer Science and Master of Development Communication. The University Council approved the revisions last December 5, 2012 during the 42nd University Council meeting, and the UP President signed approval last August 2013 for DCS and October 2013 for MDC. Implementation of the revised curricula started on the 2nd Semester of 2013-2014.

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