Mentors trained to use virtual learning tools

The skills and enhancement training conducted by the Information Technology Center (ITC) and the Department of Computer Science of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) trained faculty members from each college on the use of MMSU Virtual Learning Environment (MVLE).

The series of trainings was held at ITC library from March 22 to April 5.

MVLE is a virtual system that was developed to serve as supplemental tool for teachers in conducting online lectures, examinations, and submission of requirements. It was first implemented and used in the Graduate School in 2013.

ITC Director Wilben Christie Pagtaconan said that the use of MVLE is extended to the faculty members of undergraduate courses in order to intensify its utilization, adding that the virtual system is anchored on the implementation of learning management system, one of the strategic goals of the present MMSU leadership.

Faculty members from the COE and CIT were the first batch of trainees last March 22-23. They were followed by those from CBEA and CAFSD last March 26-27; CTE and CHS last April 3-4; and those from CASAT and CAS last April 5-6.

The enhancement training also highlighted the presentation of the 21st century teaching and learning tools, the intensified use of power point presentations, and the discussion on the provisions of Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

The 21st century tools for teaching and learning include the web-based technology tools that are used by teachers in integrating the technology with classroom activities, and in collaborating with their students and other educators.

RA 10173 protects the personal information of individuals in the government and the private sector. Under this law, a national privacy commission was created to monitor and ensure the compliance of the data protection, and upholds the proper implementation of personal information processing, rights of the data subject, and security of personal information, among others.