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C-Bol Pre-Workshop: Dotuni Spearheads Workshop On Blended Online Learning For A Future-Ready University

While the pandemic became one of the biggest challenges in Philippine State Universities and Colleges’ history, it also gave birth to the beauty of blended online learning (BOL) – a fusion of face-to-face and online modalities. Following the theme “Reimagining the University of the Future: Design and Innovation in the Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning Resources in CLSU,” the Distance, Open, and Transnational University (DOTUni) spearheaded the Central Luzon State University Blended Online Learning Workshop. Attended by over 100 participants across colleges and offices of the university, the CBOL Workshop aims to equip CLSU educators in planning a blended, online, or open (BOL) environment. CBOL is a collaborative initiative of DOTUni faculty members who participated and were inspired by the University of the Philippines Open University’s Sustainable Institutional Building for Open Learning (SIBOL) Program. As emphasized by the Acting Dean of DOTUni, Dr. Elaida Fiegalan: “Curricular reform of our degree programs will have to begin from the information in our respective programs…” The topics covered in this pre-workshop include: · Benchmarking OBE experience from an ASEAN neighbor; · Reviewing program objectives and outcomes; · Exploring best practices in OERS; · Utilizing online resources at the university; · Discovering the use of similarity reports; · Learning some instructional strategies and appropriate assessments. Among the notable speakers of the event is Prof. Ts. Dr. Alina Binti Shamsuddin and Prof. Madya Ir. Ts. Dr. Tan Lai Wai of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Dr. Leslie Anne L. Liwanag, Dr. Emil Ubaldo, Dr. Joel Torres, Dr. Regidor Gaboy, Mr. Joey Fernando, Dr. Joan Ravago, and Dr. Elmar Villota. The CBOL Workshop hopes to help germinate the seedlings of an emerging blended, online learning ecosystem in the university.

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