PELs Kapihan Highlights

I was fortunate enough to attend the Pels Kapihan. Sir Jun and Sir Gelo were kind and generous hosts to us in the said event. Here are some of the excerpts of PELs Kapihan:

It started with Sir Joel's presentation concerning Personal learning environment or PLE. It is
related as a system wherein learners can control and manage their learning. He is optimistic about elearning. He said that, "ple/elearning can push the economy forward." As for the question of answering the issue about 90% of Filipinos who did not expose themselves to elearning, he responded that "we have to push the envelop further" which means that all of us should go hand in hand to make use of the technology for education. He also discussed the elgg advantage over other social networking websites.

Eddie Mendoza's presentation was about eLearning in a Corporate Setting. He mentioned that the potential of elearning is HUGE but there are certain challenges that he stressed.
  • First challenge, was how many Philippine companies are participating in elearning?
  • Second challenge, have we ever considered the motivation of people to learn?
  • Third challenge, if self instruction works then how is it that in training manuals/modules don't have self learning?
  • Fourth challenge was the issue of self-study, there has been hesitation of in the part of trainors because they weren't sure if the learners are going to learn.
  • Fifth challenge, the technology and instructional design are there but organizational change must be important in order to make things work.
The corporate perspective according to Mr. Mendoza: learning for learning sake will not be effective, learning should take place in consideration for the company's future and growth. His suggestions for the corporations must seek initiatives like:
  • new recruits must be pushed to learn
  • give them exam/certification test to push others to learn/apply certification model in order to
  • push them to study
  • focus in the things that are important, consider economics even if there is a resistance.

Atty. Michael Vernon Guerrero's presentation was about Creative Commons Philippines. Its current version was 3.0. He discussed the following:

  • Copyright Misconceptions: "You Don't Assign a Copyright"
  • "enable the legal sharing of cultural, education, and scientific works." CC mission
  • concerted efforts on "open education" in the Philippines
  • the definition of Expression against the Derivative....
  • the importance of using the CC license in my creative works....
  • you can change CC licence from NC to Commercial just make sure that it is your OWN work...
  • WEST CC adopts Liberal licences while EAST CC adopts Restrictive licences.
  • The difference of CC licence from other licence. CC is not a litigator.
  • Inventions or documents that pertain to inventions are under patents
Ninia Calaca's presentation was about eLearning Roadmap and PeLS Initiatives. She also reported about the Usage of Appropriate ICT in the Philippine Educational System
2007 APEC e-Learning Program. She observed that there were so many efforts and initiatives but it is fragmented. She suggested to us to upgrade the quality of elearning and observed that in the formal education setup, the problem is the quality of content. She shared a solution to this problem by saying that content should come in CHED and DEPED for quality standards and it will be cascaded to the institutions. Although there were a lot of things to hurdle, she maintained that we need a collective effort in order for us to push e-learning in the Philippines.


Berne said...
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Berne said...

I just found this post, through google, months after the "Kapihan sa PeLS", but I wish to clarify what I said as abbreviatedly reported, in the post, may be inaccurate:

1. Copyright may be assigned in whole or in part. (Section 180, RA 8293). I think what I was pointing about Creative Commons licensing then was that licensing a work is not the operative act to protect one's works but that a work is protected from the fact of its creation. (Section 172.2, RA 8293), and that licensing is different from assignment of copyright.
4. I think what I relayed was the distinction between "Original Works" and "Derivative Works"; and the reiteration that copyright laws protect the expression and not ideas (See Section 175, RA 8293 in part provides: " protection shall extend, under this law, to any idea, procedure, system, method or operation, concept, principle, discovery or mere data as such, even if they are expressed, explained, illustrated or embodied in a work...")
5. "the importance of using the CC license in creative works...." should be qualified with "if one intends to share his/her works to the public."
6. It should be "You can license your works with CC licenses if you OWN the works"; and that "Commercial exploitation of one's OWN work may be had as an NC license does not preclude the author from doing so (only the licensee is the one prevented from pursuing commercial exploitation)" instead of "you can change CC licence from NC to Commercial just make sure that it is your OWN work..."
7. "WEST" is in the context of "Licensors in western countries..."
9. "Inventions are under patents," illustrations and documents pertaining to patentable items may be copyright-able under Section 172, RA 8293 and under prevailing jurisprudence/case law.

Hope this helps.

Chris Watchon said...

Thanks Sir Berne for the corrections...