Innovating strategies in facing the New Normal in education!

Aiming to strengthen and upgrade the information dissemination strategies of Aurora State College of Technology’s (ASCOT) departments and offices, the Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office (PIPDPO) together with the Information and Communication Technology Center (ICTC), Department of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), and the Gender and Development (GAD) Offices of the college is currently conducting a five-day Training-Workshop on Gender-Based Approach Web Development Using WordPress at ASCOT ICTC Tech4Ed Center, September 14 to 18.

In her opening remarks during the event’s Opening Program, Forester Michelle A. Resueño, Vice President for Planning and Finance stressed out the importance of conducting this activity especially in continuing the learning and education despite of the COVID 19 pandemic. She also expressed the college’s administration’s gratitude and appreciation to the offices and persons who initiated and organized the said training.

Meanwhile, Engr. Godfrey B. Gudoy, ICTC Director and ASCOT Tech4Ed Center Manager took the opportunity to introduce to the participants the ASCOT Tech4Ed, a unit which was formed through the partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Engr. Gudoy stressed out that all departments and units of the college can use the ASCOT Tech4Ed Center anytime to effectively disseminate information and education to ASCOTians with the use of technology, computers and other digital platforms.

Moreover, PIPDPO Director Mr. Sherwin B. Glorioso expressed his thanks to the college administration for supporting the said workshop. He also requested the participants to apply what they will learn in the five-day training especially in making a webpage for their departments. He also said that all the outputs of the participants will be included in the ASCOT Official Page. This will help each college department to feature and exhibit their programs, activities, mission, vision, goals, objectives, and other best practices that will help their students and other stakeholders to know more about their respective departments digitally and with the use of the internet not just only this time of pandemic but also in the future.

With their laptops and PCs, representatives from each department attended the first day of the training wherein Mr. King Alvin P. Grospe, BSIT Instructor introduced to them the WordPress, a free and open-source content management system used by experts in making webpages for different purposes such as for education, business, entertainment, and etc.

Mr. Grospe taught the participants the step by step procedures and some tips and techniques on how to create an effective webpage – from the installation of necessary computer softwares and applications to the production and presenting the finished products of the participants. Each department representatives showed on their websites what can be seen, featured, and other basic information about their courses.

To maintain the minimum health standards and protocols of the government and to maintain physical distancing, the training-workshop was divided into two batches. The first batch begun today until September 18 and the second batch of participants will have their training on September 21 to 25.