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FMDS conducts FIC Orientation for Second Semester AY 2017-2018

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) conducted the Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) Orientation for the Second Semester AY 2017-2018 on 19 January 2018 at the Audio Visual Room, UPOU Headquarters, UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.

As part of the Faculty’s thrust to enhance the learning experience of its students through faculty development, FMDS conducts FIC Orientation every semester to orient new FICs and provide updates for continuing FICs on new techniques, approaches, technologies and other teaching methods via the distance mode. The FIC Orientation also serves as a venue for continuing FICs to share their stories and experiences in online teaching.

Dr. Primo G. Garcia, Dean of FMDS discussed topics on Introduction to Open and Distance e-Learning, Online Learning Activities and Facilitating Online learning and Building Community of Learners. Asst. Prof. Rita C. Ramos, Secretary to the Faculty of FMDS, discussed the Roles of FICs and other Administrative Matters, Assessment in Online Learning and Basics of MyPortal.

To acquaint the FICs with new technologies in teaching via distance mode, Ms. Ellaisa Ruth B. Veluz, Research Assistant under the Diploma in Research and Development Management (DR&DM) showed some video samples used by different programs of FMDS in the previous semesters such as videos produced with the assistance from FMDS and UPOU Multimedia Center and videos produced using different soft wares such as ScreenFlow and Screencast-O-Matic. Ms. Veluz also shared basic lecture on the use of Facebook Live. Ms. Paula Grace M. Muyco, Research Assistant of Diploma in/Master of Social Work (D/MSW) and Diploma in Women and Development (DWD) shared basic lecture on the use of Powtoons, online software which the D/MSW and DWD programs used for creating promotional and welcome videos. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)

FMDS partners with DOST-PCIEERD for “Master of Research and Development Management” project

The Diploma in Research and Development Management (DR&DM) program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) partnered with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) to implement the “Master of Research and Development Management (MR&DM)” project.

The project aims to upgrade the current DR&DM program into a ladderized multi-entry and multi-exit online and distance e-learning master’s program to cater to the growing demand for research and development (R&D) managers in universities, line government agencies, laboratories, and private industries to keep abreast with knowledge and skills in R&D management.

Moreover, the project aims to identify the needs of R&D personnel, practitioners, and managers in the country, review the current DR&DM program in relation to recent developments in the field, propose a ladderized master’s degree in R&D Management, and and develop course modules for the master’s program after the proposed curriculum is approved by the University.

The project will run for nineteen (19) months--with 7 months dedicated to curriculum development, and 12 months for course material development. Dr. Jaine Reyes, DR&DM Program Chair, coordinates the project. (Ellaisa Ruth Veluz)

#Y4IRT project conducts two panel sessions at ICSHE Conference

The team members of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (#Y4IRT), a project of The UP Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), presented their research at the International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (ICSHE). The theme of the said conference was “Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities.” The conference tackled four thematic areas: (1) Health, Aging, and Demographic Change; (2) Sustainable Cities and Landscapes; (3) Food and Water Systems; (4) Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism.

The project team members from UPOU, Ifugao State University (IFSU), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) spearheaded two panel sessions for the conference entitled Sustainable Development and Open and Distance e-Learning and The Use of ICTs and e-Learning in Preserving Indigenous Knowledge. Four studies were presented per panel session. The first panel session was moderated by Dr. Joane Serrano, Project Leader of the #Y4IRT project. On the other hand, the second panel session was moderated by Dr. Consuelo Habito, Senior Team Member of the #Y4IRT project. The complete list of the studies that were presented in the conference follows:

Panel 1

  • Digital Literacy in Remote Areas: the case of Ifugao
  • Mainstreaming sustainability and conservation of IRT through academe and community partnership and networking
  • E-learning and online media as tools for Ifugao Rice terraces conservation as perceived by selected Ifugao youths
  • The Role of Social Media in Promoting the Conservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Ifugao

Panel 2

  • Potentials and challenges in teaching Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices through Blended Learning
  • Using ICTs to preserve Indigenous Knowledge: The Case of a Youth Capacity Building Project in the Philippines
  • Strengthening tourism practices in Ifugao through the use of blended learning for an Indigenous Youth Capacity Building and Exchange Program in the Philippines
  • Digitized Education for the Ifugao Youth: E-Learning as a tool for preserving Indigenous knowledge

ICSHE was held on 28 November to 01 December 2017 at Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) located in Los Banos, Laguna. This was the first time that the ICSHE conference was held in the ASEAN region. The conference brought together global and regional practitioners, researchers, policy makers, experts, and academics in an event to discuss contemporary research and practices in promoting a just and sustainable future. (JPBorce)


DMSW Comprehensive Exam

This is a gentle reminder for DMSW Comprehensive exam takers who finished all 39 units (MSW) and 33 units (DSW) last 1st semester AY 2018-2019. You should be enrolled for residency this 2nd semester before taking the exam on May 6, 8, and 10, 2019.

Please get in touch with the Program Chair as soon as possible or before May 1, 2019.

 FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (2nd semester 2018-2019)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)
  • Area of Specialization (May 10, 2019)

Master of ASEAN Studies (July 5, 2019)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (July 16, 2019)
  • Methodology (July 18, 2019)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (May 29 , 2019)
  • Major Field (May 31, 2019)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (May 28, 2019)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (May 30, 2019)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (June 1, 2019)

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