Talked to Dr. Rodrigo regarding graduate school

If I continue with my MA Education majoring in Information Technology
Integration, I would probably work on

- a wearable system for student information (scan someone’s ID / key

in location, grab all the submissions and notes I have on that
person)

- modeling student mistakes through program analysis and automatically

suggesting corrective exercises

I could also go for an MS CS instead. If I do, then I should take some
theory courses next semester.

I asked Dr. Rodrigo for advice. She is our department chair, after
all, and would know how best to go about this further studies thing. I
was surprised when she frankly told me to consider distance education
if my parents felt uncomfortable about sending me abroad right now.
The Ateneo CS program isn’t meant for people with solid CS
backgrounds, and I’d get much more value out of other courses. She
advised me to take research-oriented courses. If I decide to take MS
courses here, I should go for research- or project-oriented completion
of course requirements.

I’m not too keen on studying in La Salle or UP LB (teaching would be
difficult with that kind of a commute!), so I guess distance education
will have to do—at least until my application elsewhere pushes
through.