Regional Kapihan in Bicol

From Pels:

Partner Institution: Bicol University

The PeLS Kapihan was introduced last August 2007 to establish and strengthen networks and linkages among e-Learning practitioners and institutions over a cup of coffee. It also aims to encourage PeLS members to share their best practices to other members of the Society in a full and open discussion on eLearning topics of mutual interest.

On May of 2009, the PeLS Kapihan goes to the Bicol in order to reach out to its members and to commence with the planned establishment of PeLS regional chapters. This month’s kapihan will again feature the Board of Trustees as they share their expertise to the current and upcoming regional members in order to further build a community of eLearning practitioners in the Philippines.

The 14th ESEA Conference

From Ateneo de Manila University:

The 14th ESEA Conference
26-28 November 2009
Ateneo de Manila University , Philippines

On 26 to 28 November 2009, the Philippines plays host, through the Ateneo de
Manila University, to the 14th English in South East Asia (ESEA) Conference.
This conference carries the theme "English Changing: Implications for
policy, teaching, and research."

The ESEA conference series is the result of collaboration between the National
Institute of Education (Singapore), the University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia), the University of Brunei Darussalam, Curtin University (Perth,
Australia), Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City, the Philippines), Hong
Kong Institute of Education, Sanata Dharma University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
and King Mongkut's University of Technology (Thonburi, Thailand).

*Theme and topics

*Educators today face the challenge of teaching learners who need different
Englishes for diverse purposes all while English and its uses are themselves
also changing. These changes raise new questions for policy, teaching, and
research. How should governments and educational systems respond? In what
ways should classrooms change? What kinds of research are needed given these
new realities? The 14th ESEA conference aims to provide a venue for the
discussion of these issues from a variety of perspectives and for stimulating
new work in these areas.



* The relationship of English and other languages in education,workplace,
and society
* The systems for language education and the improvement of their
* The way research and teaching informs policy


* The practice of teaching in light of new Englishes and various contexts
of use
* The materials, media, and curricula appropriate for teaching and
* The transformation of teacher education and development


* The challenges presented by the South East Asian context to received
knowledge about language teaching
* The applicability of different research paradigms for investigating
various issues in English language teaching
* The connections between different strands of research in English
language teaching

*The keynote speakers*

*Dr. Vaidehi Ramanathan
*Linguistics Department, University of California , Davis , California

Vaidehi Ramanathan is an Applied/Socio-Linguist in the Linguistics department
at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include
language policies, pedagogic practices, dynamics between English
and "vernacular" languages, teacher-education, academic writing and
globalization. She is also interested in issues around language, ailments and
bodies. Her recent publications are The English-Vernacular Divide:
Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice (2005, Multilingual Matters), The
Politics of TESOL education: writing, knowledge and critical pedagogy (2002,
Routledge), Alzheimer discourse: some sociolinguistic dimensions (1997,
Lawrence Erlbaum). Her book Body Matters in Applied Linguistics: language,
ailments, disabilities is forthcoming with Multilingual Matters. She co-edits
a book series with Alastair Pennycook and Bonny Norton called Critical
Language and Literacy (Multilingual Matters).

*Dr. Brian Morgan
*Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics York University ,
Toronto , Canada

Brian Morgan is an associate professor in the Department of English at Glendon
College/York University in Toronto , Canada . His academic interests include
research and pedagogy on language and identity in English Language Teaching.
Another research interest involves critical multiliteracies and their local
and international applications. Other academic concerns include language
teacher education, English for academic purposes, and language policy and
planning. Brian has published in journals such as TESOL Quarterly; Journal of
Language, Identity, and Education; Journal of English for Academic Purposes;
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; Language Policy; and the Annual Review
of Applied Linguistics. He is the co-editor with Vaidehi Ramanathan of the
2007 special issue on Language Policies and TESOL: Perspectives from Practice
in TESOL Quarterly. His first book, The ESL Classroom (1998), is published by
University of Toronto Press .

*Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesus
*President, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City

Edilberto C. de Jesus recently completed his term as Director of the Southeast
Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat. Previously, he
was the Secretary of Education for the Republic of the Philippines and also
was President of the SEAMEO Council. While President of Far Eastern University
in Manila , Dr. de Jesus served on the boards of the Coordinating Council of
Private Educational Associations and the Private Association of Colleges and
Universities, which elected him President in 2002. He was Presidential Adviser
on Rural Development and Deputy Commissioner in the Peace Commission while
serving on the Cabinet of President Corazon Aquino. As the Associate Dean for
Research at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), he led a team to
establish the AIM Policy Forum, and then served as its first chair. He is
currently the President of the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City ,
Philippines .

*FIRST Call for Papers*


20-minute paper presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion


All proposals for paper presentations must include the following information:

* Name of the proponent
* Institutional affiliation
* Contact details (email address, mailing address, telephone number)
* Biodata of 50-75 words
* Title of the paper
* Abstract of 100-150 words
* Status of the research project (ongoing or completed)


All proposals must be submitted by 31 March 2009. Proponents will receive an
acknowledgement letter from the organizers beginning 30 April 2009.


Submit proposals online through the Proposal Submission Form on the ESEA 2009
web site .

Or email proposals to Isabel Pefianco Martin, head of the Program Committee,
at the following contact details:
Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road , Loyola Heights , Quezon City
1108 Philippines Telefax (632) 426-6120

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108
PHONE (+632) 426 6001 ext. 5310/5311
TELEFAX (+632) 426 6120

The 9th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2009)

From the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP):

The Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) invites you to participate in the 9th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2009).

The CSP organizes this conference to enable local and neighboring computing educators, researchers, and ICT professionals and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT).

For more information please click here.

The 15th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE)

From Linguistic Society of the Philippines:

The 15th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) is a forum for the exchange of ideas among linguists, applied linguists, sociolinguists, writers, scholars, and educators, on the philosophy of World Englishes and issues of convergence and diversity in the three major aspects of World Englishes, namely, language, literature, and pedagogy. The theme covers a wide range of topics in the domains of education, government, industry, and media.

For more information, please click here.

ACCESS: the 1st Philippine International English Language Conference

From British Council Manila:

ACCESS: the 1st Philippine International English Language Conference and the 11th UK Education Fair is a weekend education extravaganza happening on 31 January – 01 February 2009 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City. It showcases the exchange of strengths and expertise of British and Filipino experts in the areas of English and study opportunities in the UK.

for more info please click here.

7th National e-Learning Conference

The 7th National e-Learning Conference and Techno Fair of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS) will bring together various stakeholders in e-Learning in an academic forum with focus on learning and technology. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers, media specialists, technologists, researchers and students in designing, developing and deploying e-Learning programs, products and services.

7th National e-Learning Conference
Collaborative E-Learning in the Global Arena: Linking the Academe, Government, Industry and the Development Agencies
October 16-17, 2008, SGV Hall, AIM Conference Center Manila

REGISTRATION:Download (right-click, Save As) the Registration Form and Conference Details.

Or inquire at +632 5712532 or 4061603/

Or email or

Conference Rates

Onsite Registration
(10/16/2008) P4,000.00

Regular Registration
( 10/01/2008 - 10/14/2008) P3,500.00

Early Bird
(06/01/2008 - 09/30/2008) P3,000.00

Note: Participants of the 7th National eLearning Conference will automatically become a member of the Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS) for one year.

1st Philippine Open Education forum

1st Philippine Open Education forum Programme
Arellano University
School of Law
23 April 2008

830-900 :: Registration

900-915 :: Invocation

915-1000 :: Introduction to Open Education
Speaker/org: Creative Commons Philippines
Atty. Jaime “Jimmy” Soriano
1000-1015 Q&A

1015-1030 :: Break

1030-1115 :: Creative empowerment and liberal education
Speaker/org: Friedrich Naumann Stiftung fur die Freiheit
Mr. Sigfried Herzog
1115-1030 Q&A

1130-1215 :: The public direction of Philippine education (primary and secondary)
Speaker/org: Department of Education
Atty. Geronimo “Indy” Sy
1215-1230 Q&A

1230-130 :: Lunch Break

130-215 :: Private initiatives towards open education: International/Local
Speaker/org: Creative Commons Philippines
Atty. Michael Vernon “Berne” Guerrero
215-230 Q&A

230-315 :: Private initiatives towards free and open books
Speaker/org: Bayanihan Books
Mr. Greg Moreno
315-330 Q&A

330-345 :: Break

345-430 :: commercial/business reaction to open content
Speaker/org: Vibal Foundation
Ms. Kristine Mandigma
430-445 Q&A

445-500 :: Closing remarks

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