Educational Technology Center

Educational Technology Center

The University of Santo Tomas 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.

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

  • 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
  • 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
    • Instructional Videos
    • Instructional Multimedia Material
    • Learning Objects
    • Desktop Publishing Materials
    • Animation
    • Audio-production
  • Web-based Seminar – offers workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web or local network using Blackboard Collaborate.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Learning Space Design – offers consultative services in redesigning 21st century classrooms for integrating the right fit of pedagogy, technology and architecture

 

  •  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

UST CLOUD Campus

The UST CLOUD Campus 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 UST CLOUD Campus 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. The UST CLOUD Campus 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 Assistant to the Rector for Information and Communications Technology, 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.

Administration and Team Leaders

Asst. Prof. Anna Cherylle M. Ramos, MSc


Director

Asst. Prof. April Joy M. Gascon, RN, MAN


Assistant Director

Asst. Prof. April Joy M. Gascon, RN, MAN


eLearning Management Team Leader

Mr. Shane Alexander Y. Laong, MA


Training Management Team Leader

Engr. Raul B. Ponay


Technology and Infrastructure Manager

Mr. Martin Joseph C. Tuaño


Instructional Media Production Head

e-Learning Specialists

ACCOUNTANCY, College of

Asst. Prof. Apollo D.C. Layug

Mr. Gerber G. Mendoza

ARCHITECTURE, College of

Asst. Prof. Mervin Go

Ar. Daniza Rutor

Ar. Nathalie Audrey E. Santos, MS

ARTS AND LETTERS, Faculty of

Asst. Prof. Rhodora Lynn C. Lintag-Tababa

Assoc. Prof. Arlene D. Calara, PhD

Asst. Prof. Ana Liza A. Yanga, MHist

COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, College of

Mr. James Romulus M. Buzon

Ms. Nicole Q. Cruz

Mr. Antonio E. Etrata, Jr.

ECCLESIASTICAL FACULTIES (Canon Law, Philosophy, and Sacred Theology)

Mr. Leo Martin Angelo Ocampo, MA

EDUCATION, College of

Assoc. Prof. Maria Mercedes C. Buendia

ENGINEERING, Faculty of

Engr. John Carl Joel S. Marquez, MSc

Engr. Noel S. Sabarillo, MSc

Engr. Shikara S. Poblete. MSc

FINE ARTS AND DESIGN, College of

Mr. Roberto M. Ferrera

Asst. Prof. Carolina B. Torres

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Assoc. Prof. Rhochie Avelino Matienzo, PhD

INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES, College of

Ms. Alma V. Perol, MIT

Ms. Jeanny O. Garcia

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Katherine T. Rodriguez

Mr. John Laurence V. de Jesus, MA

MEDICINE AND SURGERY, Faculty of

Dr. Maria Cristina A. Maranion, MD

Dr. Rommel P. Romano, MD

Dr. Earl Louis A. Sempio, MD

MUSIC, Conservatory of

Mr. Timothy Loi M. Sosmeña

NURSING, College of

Ms. Sherihan Marie O. Montaña, MHPEd

Ms. Sarah Marie D.C. Salazar, MAN

PHARMACY, Faculty of

Asst. Prof. Grace Marie A. Maclan, MSc

Mr. Benjie M. Clemente, MSc

Ms. Alifa Camille N. Santos, MSc

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS, Institute of

Asst. Prof. Diana N. Dy

REHABILITATION SCIENCES, College of

Ms. Ma. Carol Mae G. Protacio, MSOT

Mr. Ken Erbvin R. Sosa, MOH

RELIGION, Institute of

Asst. Prof. Dennis Ian B. Sy

Mr. Christian George Caning

SCIENCE, College of

Mr. John Micko A. Pazcoguin, MA

Ms. Hao Wei C. Hsu, MSc

Asst. Prof. Daniel D. Vicario, MSc

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Giovanni de Chavez, MA

Ms. Mena Angela B. Oliveros

Ms. Jonathan Gamalinda, MACHS

Mr. Dino Tordesillas, PhD

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, College of

Mr. Wyett White T. Lee

Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang

MIGUEL DE BENAVIDES LIBRARY

Lejempf Flores

NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM

Ms. Sheila Ruth Masangkay

Support Staff

MS. MARY JANELLE CUENCO


General Clerk

MR. AARON JAMES TAN


General Clerk

MR. CLOUDUALDO BEO JR.


Multimedia Programmer

MR. ARCHIE TROY DALLO


Learning Studio Technician

MR. MICHAEL DAVE BADILLA


Technical Support Staff

MR. RODERICK ENDAYA


Technical Support Staff

MR. ANTHONY ESPIRITU


Technical Support Staff

MR. ALFRED JAMES LAPE


Technical Support Staff

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