The College of Education Graduate School in cooperation with the office of Gender and Development of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) conducted a webinar on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Human Resource Management (HRM), January 8, 2022.
With the theme: “From On Site- to Website: Trends, Challenges, and Recommendations for Information Technologies and Educational Human Resource Management amidst Pandemic,” this half-day webinar was conceptualized by graduate school students of the university who are currently taking EDM 608 and EDM 614 subjects under the Doctor of Educational Management program with Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr., vice president for Administration and Finance and Dr. Ramil G. Lumauag, director of Virtual Learning Environment, respectively, as professors.
The webinar highlighted the significance of and the trends in ICT and HRM in time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean John Eric V. Juaneza of the College of Education (COE) emphasized in his remark the significance of the migration and integration of ICT as a tool for learning delivery in the new mode of teaching and learning this global pandemic.
“We should enhance HRM thru IT in various workplaces for these innovations may lead to higher order thinking skills which can provide creative individualized options for self-expression and preparation for the future of learners,” he added.
Present in the talks were experts Mr. Robert B. Sabio, a registered psychometrician and certified human resource professional who works as an Admin Manager in Electra Tarlac Aggregate Corporation, and Mr. Paolo L. Blando, academic affairs coordinator of The National Teachers’ College.
In his talk, Blando explored the Science trends in 2022 which were the small data, tiny machine learning, data-driven customer experience, deepfakes, generative AI, and synthetic data, to name a few.
Further, he noted the fundamental values in hybrid-flexible design by Brian Beatly that include learner choice, equivalency, reusability and accessibility.
“The learning crisis is a worldwide challenge that has impacted educational institutions, globally. Nine out of 10 Filipino learners have difficulty in the blended learning under the current mode of learning,” Blando reiterated.
In addition, Blando said that the basic of science is vital to attain sustainable development and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world.
Meanwhile, Sabio highlighted the importance of aligning the HR strategy with the organizational and business strategy in order to build credible and strategic relationships among organizations and companies.
“There is a paradigm shift in Human Resource, nowadays, for it is now perceived to be from personnel to human resources to Strategic Human Resource. Strategic HR competencies should value more on behaviors, attitudes, knowledge, abilities, performance and technical skills since human resource is the asset of every organization’s success,” Sabio uttered.
Lastly, Sabio also related human resource to gender and development as well as the classroom setting where students should be responsible citizens of this country.
A total of 136 participants coming from the different sectors, agencies, schools and universities attended the said webinar.Dr. Ryan Michael F. Oducado, Ana Liza P. Suycano, Jonard V. Verdeflor