MANILA, Philippines — Last 10-12 January 2018, the Ateneo de Manila University, in partnership with the Provincial Health Office of Pangasinan, successfully hosted the second Competen-SEA training workshop on MOOCs in Quezon City (10 January 2018) and Lingayen, Pangasinan (11-12 January 2018). The aim of the event was to train teachers and staff from Philippine higher educational institutes and other agencies to create and manage MOOCs on edX. More than 80 participants, coming from universities in Pangasinan and Manila, Philippine national government agencies, rural health offices, and other local partner agencies attended the event.
Fr. Jose M. Cruz, SJ, Vice President for University and Global Relations, Ateneo de Manila University; Dr. Fernando T. Aldaba, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University; and Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines Diliman, welcomed the participants, highlighting the tasks of educators to collaborate, innovate, and reach wider audiences through MOOCs.
In Lingayen, Pangasinan, the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Anna Teresa de Guzman expressed her gratitude to the Competen-SEA team for partnering with them to assist the rural health workers of Pangasinan in learning local health systems and basic health governance, among others.
The training conference is part of a project funded by the European Union’s (EU) Erasmus+ program. The project, running from 2016 to 2019, aims to create MOOCs for disadvantaged communities in the Southeast Asian region.
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