Educational Technology Center

The University of Santo Tomas – The Educational Technology Center is the university’s support unit dedicated to the promotion of innovative approaches to teaching and learning using the appropriate integration of digital technologies in a flexible learning environment.

UST EdTech Center is the leading training center on ICT teacher professional development specializing on massive-wide elearning deployment in the Philippines. The center’s impact and contribution to the advancement of ICT-based teacher professional education has been recognized both in international and national professional institutions.

Services Offered

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  1. ICT-based Teacher Training – offers both formal and informal Teacher Capacity Building Program on ICT Integration across various delivery modes from face-to-face to virtual learning environments
  2. Media Production Services – comprised of a team with different media specialization in the areas of audio-visual production, audio recording/editing, graphic arts, multimedia programming, scriptwriting, and video coverage. The production team specializes in the following services:
    • Customized audio-visual presentations
    • Video Coverage & Photo Documentation
    • Interactive Multimedia Kiosk
    • Documentary Films
    • Instructional Videos
    • Instructional Multimedia Material
    • Learning Objects
    • Desktop Publishing Materials
    • Animation
    • Audio-production
  3. Digital Cablecast Services Tiger TV (formerly TOMCATv), the official television network within the campus and running for almost 14 years now, is considered a pioneering effort since the University of Santo Tomas is the only university in the country with a closed-circuit television network within the campus managed by student volunteers.
  4. Radio AiringTiger Radio is the official internet based radio of the university accessible at http://www.ustigeradio.ph. Student volunteers acted as disc jockeys tackling the day-to-day life of a Thomasian student. News and current affairs from the cablecast are also webcasted via the Tiger Radio.
  5. Webcast Services – offers web streaming services which deliver a live video signal in real-time to web viewers. The UST@400 ustream.tv channel webcasts all major events of the university.
  6. Web-based Seminar – offers workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web or local network using Blackboard Collaborate.
  7. Mobile Learning – offers support to students and faculty members in the school policy framework, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) via Blackboard Mobile to access course materials through smartphones and other mobile devices.
  8. Digital Learning Recording Sessions – offers services in assisting faculty members in recording and deploying their learning materials through its various recording studios using advanced elearning tools
  9. Learning Space Design – offers consultative services in redesigning 21st century classrooms for integrating the right fit of pedagogy, technology and architecture
  10. Digital Media Asset Management – is comprised of a team that focuses on converting analog collections to digital media, edit, store and upload the digital asset into the online digital media library that will give access and develop new resources for all patrons.

edtech-2016-2017-eleap-logoThe elearning Access Program (eLeAP) remains the focal program of the UST EdTech Center catering to the eLearning activities of the university. The partnership of the Educational Technology Center and the respective colleges through its eLearning Access Program (eLEAP) addresses the need to increase availability of knowledge resources and revolutionize teaching-learning opportunities among faculty members and students in the digital world.

Having a centralized and dedicated Edtech Center allowed the university to administer faculty and student support across a massive-wide elearning implementation. eLEAP has a cloud-based infrastructure powered by Blackboard, a world-class learning management system, enhanced by Google for Education and enriched Adobe Creative eLearning Solutions. it is able to provide an integrated learning environment that provides rich opportunities for faculty members across subject areas of specialization to reap the benefits of elearning while improving their specific skills in:

  • Designing meaningful eLearning classroom experiences
  • Developing customised interactive multimedia content
  • Enhancing their productivity and participating in other non-curricular activities related to technology
  • Providing faculty members with a secure and reliable alternative learning environment to augment existing face-to-face classes in the form of web-presence, web-enhanced or fully-online course sites.
  • Improving lesson delivery by providing anytime/anywhere online learning opportunities through teacher-centered, student-centered and team-centered approaches;
  • Mirroring and enhancing the existing classroom delivery lesson cycle (motivation, content delivery, assessment, discussion, and reinforcement of lessons) through a variety of appropriate elearning practices;
  • Training and mentoring faculty members continually in their elearning practices and needs;
  • Enriching learning experiences of students through well-designed web-based activities; and
  • Facilitating community-based projects such as surveys or elections which are non-curricular in nature through the creation of community sites.

The Educational Technology Center is an integral part of the University of Santo Tomas in strengthening the academic programs of the University by promoting the appropriate integration of educational media for the enhancement of instruction, research, and community service to the entire Thomasian academic community.

The Educational Technology Center, under the supervision of the Office of the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, contributes to the achievement of academic excellence by enhancing the academic and religious instruction of the university in the appropriate design, development and effective integration of educational media and emerging learning technologies for globally-recognized catholic education.

Mission and Vision

Drawing on expertise in both technology and pedagogy, the Educational Technology Center envisions itself to lead, support and advocate the innovative and meaningful ways to engage students’ learning in computer- enabled learning environments amidst converging and emerging digital technologies.

 

Services Offered

  •  Production of documentary films, instructional videos and other dynamic audio-visual presentations
  •  Development of interactive media materials, kiosks, and multimedia learning objects
  •  Online Course Site Development and Deployment
  •  Conduct of Instructional Technology Integration Training Programs
  •  Broadcasting of curriculum-based radio and TV production programs
  •  Video documentation and web-streaming services of curricular events

 

URL Addresses of Component Departments

UST Cloud Campus (e-Learning)
Tiger Radio (http://www.ustigeradio.ph/)
UST EdTech Facebook

Administration, e-Learning Specialists, and Staff

Administration and Team Leaders
FACULTY - Ramos, Anna(2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)

ASST. PROF. ANNA CHERRYLE M. RAMOS, MSc

Director

ASST. PROF. APRIL JOY GASCON, RN, MAN

eLearning Management Team Leader

MR. SHANE ALEXANDER Y. LAON, MA

Training Management Team Leader

ENGR. RAUL PONAY

Technology and Infrastructure Manager

ASST. PROF. MIKE VICTORIO, MS

Technology and Infrastructure Assistant Manager

 

eLearning Specialists
ACCOUNTANCY, College of

Asst. Prof. D.C. Apollo Layug

ARCHITECTURE, College of Asst. Prof. Mervin Go
ARTS AND LETTERS, Faculty of

Asst. Prof. Rhodora Lynn C. Lintag

COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, College of

Ms. Shirlene P. Bayona

EDUCATION, College of ust-faculty-educ-teached-buendia-maria-mercedes-c-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Assoc. Prof. Maria Mercedes C. Buendia

ENGINEERING, Faculty of

 

Engr. Mary Grace Ann C. Bautista

FINE ARTS AND DESIGN, College of

Mr. Roberto M. Ferrera

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Asst. Prof. Rachelle B. Lintao, PhD

INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES, Institute of

Asst. Prof. William A. Cortez

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Katherine T. Rodriguez

MEDICINE AND SURGERY, Faculty of

Dr. Earl Louis A. Sempio, MD

MUSIC, Conservatory of Mr. Timothy Loi M. Sosmeña
NURSING, College of

Asst. Prof. Rowena S. Manzarate

PHARMACY, Faculty of

Asst. Prof. Marie Cicelie C. Ng

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS, Institute of

Asst. Prof. Diana N. Dy

REHABILITATION SCIENCES, College of Asst. Prof. Cristine Rose S. Versales
RELIGION, Institute of

Asst. Prof. Dennis Ian B. Sy

SCIENCE, College of

Asst. Prof. Alan Rodelle M. Salcedo, PhD

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. R-Mae Jyzelle Briones

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, College of Mr. Godofredo Cesar D.J. Vizconde
NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM Asst. Prof. Jan Michael Garcia
Non-Academic Staff

MR. CLOUDUALDO BEO JR.

Multimedia Programmer

MS. MARY JANELLE CUENCO

Office Clerk

MR. REDERICK ENDAYA

Technical Support Staff

Contact Information

Office Address

12/F Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building, University of Santo Tomas España Blvd., Manila, Philippines 1015

Telephone Numbers

+63-2-740-9701

+632–4061611 locals 8332/8339

+63-2-740-9704 (Telefax)

Online

E-Mail: edtech@ust.edu.ph
eleap.ust@gmail.com