9:00 10:30 CS21A at F228

9. Stuff

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Dr. Jaime (?)

This activity is the first in a series of activities planned by PSITE for this year. After our planning session and induction last month, we have agreed (also during the first board meeting of PSITE) that this year is going to be PSITE's faculty development year, and all our efforts are focused on faculty development.

Standardization of IT proficiency skills is one of the projects that has to be done not just by PSITE but on a national scale. After this activity, we are planning a seminar workshop on IT curricula. We also plan to have a national IT student congress sometime in September, a conference on IT education sometime in October, and computer science research some time in December. We have planned many big activities for PSITE, aside from smaller activities like outreach programs to areas where we haven't had any activity in the past. Chapter development remains as one of the priorities. I believe that most of you are from the NCR, and perhaps it might be fitting to think of organizing an NCR meeting or conference to plan that out perhaps sometimes next month with you as founding members.

So setting IT proficiency standards has been identified by ITEC as one of the important projects that have to be done. Towards that goal one of the efforts by the JITSE Phil Foundation is the pushing for a Philippine ITSE to be declared a standard by the Bureau of Products and Standards, and JITSE has already a lot of gain in that area.

During this meeting, let's talk about standards - what can be done, what should be done - but let's keep in mind that together with the standards our biggest concern remains the same - upgrading the teaching of IT, upgrading the competencies of university instructors, and that will be our main objectives for this year.


9:05-9:20: Opening Remarks/Message

Hon. Fortunato Dela Peņa Undersecretary for S&T Services Dept. of Science & Technology

Specifically, two components or tasks in the work of the ITECC - business development and HR development. He belongs to the e-government implementation committee.

industrial design - fusion of art, technology and to a certain extent marketing concepts. Tell Martin? Skills needed in Cebu. Idea - use UP campus in Cebu for all these programs in industrial design, linked to Diliman? DOST people talked to industry representatives. Needs to be accessible, so not Diliman. UP really needs this kind of new expertise because FA enrollment is going down and youth are more practical - visual comm, industrial design. Need for faculty upgrading. Yesterday was in Cebu, first two modules in industrial design being offered, teachers from Cebu attending as well as some designers.

(note: Learn how to talk better than the current speaker. ;) Vary tone, emphasize points, don't hide behind the podium. ) (note: But his message is good.) (note: My phone hung.)

9:20-10:20: APEC IT Skills Standards
Ms. Janette Toral Founder, Digital Filipino

e-commerce research site Alexa internet stats

IT Education Survey

E-mail her a copy of e-commerce syllabi

Cyberfair this August! =)

APEC TEL E-COMMERCE SKILL STANDARDS WORKSHOP - improving teleccomunications and information infrastructure

Oooh, good, learning materials and curriculum objectives! Maybe we should have a standards project for computer science stuff, too.

Knowledge Management (Suggested topics for a BS CS major in KM, Software Development, SQA, Websites)

internetreview.ph - feedback for the IT standards, sharing learning material

Developing human resources for electronic commerce


CMM phased out soon

Matrix Reloaded good explanation of OOP? =)

35 level 5 companies in the world. Wow. 28 in India.

Peer reviews, peer code. Lessons learned carried across projects, not just for individual people. (Note: Do this for CS21A!)


(Note: Join PSITE)

Host a CMMI workshop? One seat for free.

June 30. SQM. Room and food, maximum of 20 participants. They promote. They just need a venue and food. Maybe even two seats. Certified lead assessor again.


JITSE has several levels. The one given here is the fundamental exam.

10:20-11:20: Japanese IT Standards
Ms. Maricor Akol President, JITSE-Phil


(Note about flawed bidding process of election canvassing machines, open letter, advisory council)

We can ask MIS office to fund a few more people for the SQM seminar.

Application Systems Programmer Exam

They're offering a generic networks course through AOTS.

Software Design and Development Engineer Exam.

Pilot test: Fundamental IT Examination Class II

Equivalent to NWCET and ICCP

Send sample tests to Sir Olpoc

Go for the trainor's training curse or the software design and development training course? Ask about scholarships.

Maybe we should ask for a copy of the JITSE review material. P1750.00

11:20-12:30 OPEN FORUM

Christopher Grajo Head. ORPDIMIS St. Anthony Sch. Singalong, Malate Manila 09194231788 (O) 5237287 5281158 (FX)

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

e-Merging technology into information

Karen Torres

Learner-pull? I definitely want this. They're thinking of massive archives of past lectures, recordings, testing, problems... This would be nice (well, maybe not the lectures part, but yeah).

Hmm. Digital divide?

Cognitive modeling of individual students! I'd love to have something like this running! I wonder if I can get this into CS21A.

What won't happen - Telepresence will not happen because people still need the human touch.

(But what if we could do home schooling instead? Small-group instruction? We think in terms of security of tenure, but is the classroom really that effective?)

TESDA certification

Augusto Cambio(?) TESDA

MUST POSSESS the competence to move on to higher learning


cross-disciplinary knowledge, better communication and interpersonal skills

ability to work in a team

strong commitment

a strong sense of responsibility

attention to detail



highly motivated



Understanding competency standard. What is competency?

Keep these in mind for CS21A

Task skills

Task management skills

plan and integrate a number of potentially different tasks to achieve a complete work outcome. Should provide evidence that they can work efficiently to meet deadlines, handle a sequence of interrelated tasks and progress smoothley between tasks.

Contingency management skills

Respond to irregularities and breakdowns in routines. Candidates should show evidence of dealing with contingencies. For example: breakdowns, irregularities, imperfections, the unknown.

Job / role environment skills

Deal with the responsibilities and expectations of the work environment. The capacity to work with others and adapt to different situations

Key stages I think I really should require CS21A students to maintain a journal. When they run into a problem, they should write it down, write down what steps they took to try and fix it, and what they learned.

Unit descriptor

Covers requirements to review assessment procedures in a specific context

Assists in clarifying the unit title and notes any relationship with other industry units


Basic building blocks of the unit

Describe the key purpose of the unit. Describe the actions or outcomes which are demonstrable and accessable.

1:30-2:30: ITECC Initiatives on IT Standards
Mr. Leo Querubin ITECC Human Resource Committee
2:30-3:30: ICT Education Standards
Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro President, PSITE Project Leader, VCTI-IT

Bong: See how we can get into this.

Associate professor of computer science, UPd

Standards for teaching, professional development for IT educators, assessment in IT education, IT content, IT education programs, IT education systems.

Ooh, something about excellence. How do you provide opportunities for them? Programs in computer science should not limit those who will lead the development of the discipline in the future.

human ingenuity and creativity has fostered the rapid development of the discipline of computer science in the past.

Borrow this presentation - transferable skills good sell


teaching methodology that emphasizes learning as opposed to teaching

students continually being challenged to think independently

challenging and imaginative exercises that encourage student initiative

sound framework with appropriate theory that ensures that the education is sustainable

up to date equipment and teaching materials

information resources and appropriate strategies for staying current in the field

cooperative learning and the use of communication technologies to promote group interaction

need for continuing professional development to promote lifelong learning

ACM curriculum recommendations Compressed approach? Topic-based approach? Web-based approach?

UNESCO Informatics Curriculum framwork 2000 for higher ed: http://www.ifip.or.at/pdf/ICF2001.pdf AIS - IS2002. http://aisnet.org/Curriculum/index.htm (We have this). MSIS 2000 Model Graduate Curriculum ISCC'99: http://www.iscs.unomaha.edu/TableOfContents.html http://books.nap.edu/html/nscs/html/index.html http://www.ched.gov.ph/policies/CMO2001/CMO_23.doc

Implementation factors and strategies

There is no single ideal model curriculum need for a considerable degree of freedom for implenentation

cultural and societal setting

insititutional size and scope

specific disciplines and educational programs offered by the educational institution

available budget, personnel and resources

background and potential of the faculty



3:30-4:40 OPEN FORUM

CLOSING REMARKS National Computer Center

Distribution of Certificates

1. Information and Communications Technology Certification Course from RAMTEC : 12:46

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Here's one of the flyers they were handing out:
The First On-Line IT Programmers Course
Based on the JITSE Curriculum of Japan
Japan Information Technology Standard Examinations

Information and


Registration going on!

For inquiries, please contact us at:

Direct lines: 717-0423/724-0526 - Telefax: 724-1473
E-mail address: mail@ramtecphil.com - Website: www.ramtecphil.com

Ramon L. Atienza Management and
Technology Enhancement Center
Mezzanine Floor, RRI Building, No. 881 S. Laurel Street,
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

A somewhat longer brochure goes

The First On-Line IT Programmers Course
based on the Japan Information Technology
Standard Examination ( JITSE ) Curriculum

The Information and
Technology Certificate
Objectives of the ICTC Course

General Objective

   To acquire capabilities to utilize a basic knowledge of Information
   Technology based on the JITSE curriculum and to demonstrate
   these through the preparation and writing of creative, solutions-
   oriented programs based on systems specifications.

Specific Objectives

   1. To prepare participants for the JITSE examinations by enabling
      them to acquire and demonstrate the competencies required by
      JITSE standards for programmers.

   2. To assist participants to successfully pass the TESDA trade test
      for Computer Programmers by enabling them to acquire and
      demonstrate part of the minimum competencies required for

   3. To enable participants to acquire and demonstrate the RAMTEC
      standards for creative approaches to problem-solving and
      applications based on industry-validated requirements.

   4. To provide opportunities for participants for career development
      and commensurate employment through the acquisition of
      sectoral, national and global standards-based certification.
Course Management

Course Director: Flordeliz C. Garcie
Academic Consultant: Dr. Carmela S. Perez
On-Line Facility Consultant: Fr. Jose Mari B. Legaspi
Training Quality Supervisor: Rene I. Lamzon

Distinct Features of the Course

- Intensive IT Programmers Course based on the official Japan
  Information Technology Standards Examination ( JITSE ) curriculum

- Excellent preparation for the JITSE Examinations

- Managed by professional learning specialists, mentors and avisers

- Combines weekend face-to-face sessions with on-line sessions

- Utilizes e-learning groups as well as virtual learning networks

- Mentors to guide and monitor participants for all sessions

- Week-end group sessions devoted to tests and exercises

- On-line sessions guided by subject matter specialists and mentors

- Group interventions to develop on-line study habits and discipline

- Affordable registration fees with installment scheme; Also provides
  for discounts and refunds.
Schedule of Sessions

Course A: Intensive Course

An intensive 4-month course covering a total of 240 learning hours which
combines face to face sessions with guided on-line, self-study sessions.
Designed primarily for IT graduates and professionals from Metro Manila
who intend to take the JITSE Examinations on Sept. 2003 and Feb. 2004.

The first session of Course A will start on Friday, 2 May 2003
and end on 30 August. Advanced registration will start by Monday
31 March 2003.

Starting 20 October 2003, registration for Course A will be open
throughout the year with new classes to start every month.

Course content

The main course contents of Course A are structured along
eight ( 8 ) modules namely :

    1. Basic Theory of Computer Science
    2. Basic Computer System
    3. Network Technology
    4. Database Technology
    5. Systems Security
    6. Systems Development and Operations
    7. Operations ResearSch and Business Applications
    8. C - Programming

To register, please fill up Registration Form and fax to RAMTEC
(Fax No. 724-1473). For reservation and advanced payments, call
RAMTEC (Tel Nos. 717-0423 / 724-0626) for instructions.

The registration fee for the Course: P 20,000.00
Fees are inclusive of tuition, one set ( 5 vols) of JITSE review
materials, exercise book, access card and writing materials.

Discounts for Early Registration
Registration will start on Monday, 31 March 2003. Discounts will be
given to the first 30 enrollees who will register anytime from March 31
to 23 April 2003.

Installment Payment Scheme
RAMTEC is offering an Installment Payment Scheme which will be
open to all course participants. For details and procedures, please
contact RAMTEC.

RAMTEC will refund the amount of P4,500.00 for all course
participants who will successfully pass the JITSE Examinations to
be given on September 2003 and February 2004.

A refund of P2,000.00 will also be given to all course participants
who will take and pass the TESDA trade test for IT Programmers.
Contact us at:

Mezzanine Floor, RRI Building
No. 881 S. Laurel Street, Mandaluyong City
Metro Manila, Philippines

717-0423 * 724-0626




A Technology Education Venture by

Ramon L. Atienza Management
and Technology Enhancement Center

They have a scholarship exam tomorrow.

2. Tigris : 12:51

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- Tigris.org is a mid-sized open source community focused

on building better tools for collaborative software development.

- You will not find thousands of unrelated projects here: every

project fits into the Tigris vision.

- You will not find dead projects here: every project is welcomed

into the community with a commitment to see it through and active developers cycle among related projects.

- Tigris.org is hosted by CollabNet, but the Tigris vision is one

for the entire open source movement and one that has attracted senior open source developers from many organizations.

3. June 19 - Sir Olpoc's birthday : 12:51

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4. Write Sherry Rodulfo about June 2 for IT week : 13:28

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Technology Awareness Week Internet and Web Technology

Invited Microsoft for ASP.NET, and WSI for graphics, and Macromedia MX, and e-commerce.

1 and 1/2.

5. Notes on taking exams : 13:53

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E-mail Flordeliz C. Garcia (RAMTEC) helpful notes on taking exams so that their students won't freak out when taking the JITSE.

6. Student congress : 14:28

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Alternative user interfaces?
  • Human computer interaction


  • Why do certification?

Making the most of your computer science education

7. Web-based modules for CS21A : 15:00

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You know what would be nice? A way to see who else is on the same page. Or a threaded forum on each page. I need a CMS that lets me do that.

8. Nearly forgot about http://www.nap.edu/ ! : 16:19

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http://www.nap.edu is a fantastic resource. Try http://books.nap.edu/ - I ran across it a long time ago, but haven't been back in a while.

September 5 - 6, student congress, national IT