In coping with the challenges that COVID-19 pandemic has posed to the education sector of the country, CPSU conducted a webinar on writing module, which was facilitated by the Instructional Media Production and Development Center (IMPDC) director, Dr. Josephine Asuncion Emoy, in collaboration with the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Fernando D. Abello, last July 16, 2020 through Zoom App. This activity aimed to equip its faculty members in the preparation of their modules for flexible learning mode.
Attended by instructors of the University throughout its ten campuses, the said webinar particularly focused on capacitating participants in terms of the institutional format in preparing their modules, including the essential parts to be included and the content presentation. After which, the process in evaluating the faculty-prepared modules was explained by looking into the guidelines and criteria in validating their content. The Instructional Media Evaluation Committee or IMEC who are entrusted to do the rigorous task of evaluating the said learning resources were also given emphasis.
The lecturer and speaker of the said event was Dr. Josephine Asuncion R. Emoy, Director of the Instructional Media Production and Development Center (IMPDC) of the University who discussed topics on The Method of Writing Modules and The Process of Evaluating Faculty-Designed Modules. This endeavor was part of the IMPDC office’s goals of (a) formulating policies and guidelines in the development and production of Instructional Materials (IMs), and (b) infusing instructors with necessary knowledge, skills and competence in preparing their IMs, by (c) conducting system-wide/in-house seminars, workshops and trainings to assist and further equip them in the preparation of pedagogically-sound and inquiry-based instructional materials.
“This webinar is a necessary step as we assist our faculty members in preparing for the new normal. Since CHED has advised SUCs to avoid face-to-face learning for the safety of both the students and their instructors, the modular learning approach as a distance /flexible learning mode will be mostly utilized by the University,” Dr. Abello explained during his welcome remarks.
An open forum was set at the end of the activity for participants to express their other concerns, queries, clarifications and suggestions related to the topic.