The Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS), a professional organization that supports the promotion and advancement of eLearning practices in the ASEAN Region, successfully held its 4th International Congress on eLearning (ICE 2019) last September 12 to 14 at Bellevue Resorts in Panglao City, Bohol.
Under the theme “Empowering Future Workforce in the Era of Disruption,” eLearning practitioners namely Dr. Markus Launer of the Ostfalia University in Germany and Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian from Taylor’s University in Malaysia delivered significant keynote speeches.
Meanwhile, the line-up of plenary topics were: “Education 2020: New Pedagogies – Future Ready Workers – Growth Mindset” by Dr. Daniel Tan of eLearning Forum Asia; “Future Proofing the Southeast Asian Teachers” by Dr. Sharon Chao of SEAMEO Innotech; “Surviving Digital Disruption in Higher Education” by Dr. Shaun Nykvist of Queensland University of Technology; and “Visualization of Learning Outcomes” by Mr. Nick Benwell of BlackBoard Open LMS.
During the three-day program, 5 ICE talks, 4 parallel workshops and 31 research presentations were conducted. The 5 ICE talks showcased eLearning practices of educators, media specialists, distance education facilitators, instructional designers, university administrators, policy makers and industry partners in the Philippines and abroad.
Said international event was hosted by Holy Name University through the sponsorship and partnership of Blackboard, McGraw Hill, Neo Cypher Learning, RS Concepts Media Services Agency, ClassVR, Agricultural Training Institute, C & E Publishing Inc., UST Educational Technology Center, Acer, Upup App and NUADU.
Photo courtesy of: Philippine eLearning Society (office page)