Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ifugao State University, Philippines gains insights on distance education from Hawaii’s Akamai University President

Dr. Douglass Capogrossi giving a talk on Trends and Challenges of Distance Education at the Ifugao Main Campus on July 12, 2010.

“If your Ifugao ancestors were able to build something wonderful as the rice terraces, it is therefore possible that we could do something great for the next generation,” said Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, President of the Akamai University in Hilo, Hawaii.

Dr. Capogrossi visited the Ifugao State University (IFSU) on July 10, 2010, traveled around Banaue and Hapao, Hungduan on the following day, and moved back to IFSU Main Campus for a speaking engagement on July 12, 2010.

The said statement came straight from him while viewing the Hapao Rice Terraces in Hungduan.

He expressed the same statement in his speech during the Convocation on Trends and Challenges of Distance Education at IFSU Main Campus.

Distance Education is one of IFSU’s programs that started on August 8, 2006 under Board Resolution Number 824 series of 2006.

Dr. Victoria Dulinayan, Dean of the College of Education, admitted that the program currently embraces challenges.

“Just as we are grouping on to how to run our distance education program, we are blessed with the visit of Dr. Capogrossi, an expert of the program, to share us its trends and challenges,” Dr. Dulinayan said.

In his speech, Dr. Capogrossi mentioned that with the advantages of electronic infrastructure and online access, the cross border coalition will remain in continuing communication.

“Through exceptional communication and instructional opportunities such as Internet and website technologies, email, chat and discussion forums, cross border study is now greatly enhanced,” Dr. Capogrossi said.

“Lectures and one-on-one follow-up dialogue are conducted at extremely low costs. Students are able to access massive online full-text academic resources, texts, journal articles, magazine and newspapers, and other online resources available through online libraries, such as Questia Media Library, the world’s largest, available through Akamai University, and Emerald Online Library, the world’s leading publisher of management research,” he explained.

Mr. Stradivary D. Caro, Dean of the College of Computer Science, assured then to enhance the internet access as soon as possible.

Dr.Douglass Capogrossi having Q & A session with the participants which comprises o IFSU senior faculty.

Dr.Douglass Capogrossi exchange memento with Dr Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University.

News by EDS Team @ 27 October 2010.

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