What’s going on with ICT education in the Philippines?

There must be something in the food I ate the other night that hypnotized me to clean my office desk yesterday afternoon. If there is such a thing as a love potion, there must be some kind of cleaning potion mixed in that food.

Like most IT professionals, my desk is usually as cluttered as a fragmented hard drive. Don’t get me wrong. I’m actually good at organizing. It’s just that I want important things to be within my reach even if it compromises aesthetics.

While weeding out a stack of documents turned over to me by a resigned colleague, I ended up spending time reading a number of job applications and resumes mostly coming from individuals with computer-related degrees. I wondered why those resumes were set aside by my colleague instead of being forwarded to HR.

I don’t usually read cover letters since most of them are written anyway by persons other than the applicants themselves. I always consider a resume as a marketing brochure of a person. As such, I’d rather go through a resume than read a cover letter. So, I spent about an hour yesterday going through a bunch of them.
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7 things you should know about…

Technology is really fast changing and I find it challenging to cope 😀 but I enjoy every bit of stuff I learn from you guys! Now, my turn…here are some quick references to vlogs, wikis, podcasting, clickers, etc. This is very informative. I learned a lot of new infos from this link.

http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495

When you get to the web site, click on MORE, then when you get to the abstract, click on the pdf button — that should give you a 2-page pdf file on the technology identified. Hope you find these helpful.

7 Things You Should Know About…

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) “7 Things You Should Know About…” series provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single practice or technology and describes what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use ELI’s “7 Things You Should Know About…” briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview, either for yourself or for colleagues who are pressed for time.

Video Blogging

A videoblog, or vlog, is a Web log (blog) that primarily utilizes video rather than text or audio. Videoblogging offers a richer experience than text blogging by combining movies, sound, still images, and text. New technologies make images and video easy to produce, so anyone with a digital camera or camera-equipped cell phone and Internet access can create a vlog. Based on the popularity of blogs and podcasts, and growing access to video tools, videoblogging is likely to increase in popularity among faculty and students. The ability to easily create video segments and quickly post them online makes videoblogs a potential tool for recording lectures, special events, and so forth. Videoblogs can also be used for personal _expression and reflection. As a result, they are being incorporated into e-portfolios and presentations. The use of videoblogs for digital storytelling may be one way to encourage strong student participation in e-portfolio projects. More>>
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When you need more than just More

In WordPress, you can determine which part of your post gets displayed in the home page as teaser to the full article. You can either do this using excerpts or the more tag.

I suggest you use the More tag: <!–more–> . It’s an easier way to customize the length of the article’s teaser in the home page. You can do this with excerpts but you have to edit the main page to replace the_content with the_excerpt to display the excerpts of the blogpost. There’s a plugin available in this site (external link) if you want to use excerpts.

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Put a favicon into your blog

In some sites and blogs, you’d see an icon displayed before the website address in the URL field instead of the Internet Explorer icon or the globe icon in Firefox.

This is the favicon or the favorites icon. The icon is also displayed before the website’s name in your favorites list.

If you want to create your own favicon, follow these steps:

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Blogging 101

Blog? Blogging?

If these words are alien to you, then you must have been stuck without an internet connection since the turn of the millennium. Blogs and blogging have been regarded in cyberspace as probably the next killer app of the internet after e-mail.

To illustrate, blogs are slowly integrating into mainstream society as a very powerful medium for information exchange.

Blogs have helped spark and sustain voters’ debates in the last U.S. presidential elections. Blogs have been used to extensively discuss issues pertinent to the 2002 invasion of Iraq. Blogs have been used to expose scandalous practices by politicians. And blogs have revolutionized the way enterprises and businesspeople relate to the public.

What’s the buzz all about?

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