Welcome to the
Second National ICTs in Basic Education Congress! It is with
utmost pleasure that the Department of Education co-organizes
with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology
(CICT) and the Foundation for Information Technology Education
and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED) the Second National ICTs in Basic
Education Congress in Cebu City, with the theme “Innovating with
Technology: The Challenge to Education Policy, Leadership, and
has become the key to promote participation in today’s global
knowledge economy, more and more people are seeking innovations
using digital technologies that would facilitate a paradigm
shift in education processes and outcomes. To this end,
education managers need to create a dynamic school environment
that will provide its learners the opportunities to explore the
potentials of information and communications technology (ICT)
and acquire the core competencies required in the 21st Century.
With this goal
in mind, the Second National Congress will be remembered as an
important initiative for educators to develop a frame of
reference from whence on-going and future programs and projects
on ICT in basic education may be pursued. Furthermore, it will
have provided a venue for education managers to share a wealth
of experiences and lessons learned in the development and
deployment of ICT programs and projects.
It is hoped
that this Second National Congress will be a step towards the
effective and efficient management of ICT initiatives and
resources in order to strengthen the competitiveness of our
human resources in the global community.
thanks go to all who have contributed and supported this
initiative, which is a step towards accelerated collaboration
across educational and technological boundaries.
forward to the success of the Second National ICTs in Basic
SECRETARY JESLI A. LAPUS
The Second National ICTs in Basic
Education Congress on 6-7 September 2006 is indeed significant
as we are confronted with challenges in our aspiration to be
globally competitive as a nation. Education is our window to
many opportunities, not simply limited to fulfilling our
economic needs but more so for greater knowledge and higher
learning. Our efforts towards providing quality education at all
levels should be collaborative and responsive to the needs of
the time. Information and communications technology (ICT) has
been a universally recognized potent tool in enhancing service
delivery and achieving results, and with ICT in education we are
accorded better means of imparting knowledge and encouraging
It is thus with great pleasure that
I welcome the participants to this year’s Congress. With the
theme, “Innovating with Technology: The Challenge to Education
Policy, Leadership, and Management”, participating policymakers,
educators, school administrators, and other stakeholders will be
imparted insights on the many ways that ICT can bring about more
efficient and effective school management and enhanced teaching
and learning processes for both our mentors and students.
Organized by the Commission on
Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the Foundation
for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc.
(FIT-ED), and the Department of Education (DepED), the Congress
hopes to provide clearer directions and strategies through the
plenary sessions scheduled within the 2-day event. Various
paper presentations and demonstrations on ICT in education will
likewise be an enriching activity during this Congress, as
experiences and lessons from implemented programs, frameworks,
and standards will be shared.
We in CICT, through our ICT4E
Program, share the objectives of this Congress — from providing
infrastructure to educators’ training, to applications
development and content development — that are closely aligned
with DepED’s thrusts for ICT-enabled education.
I wish the organizers and the
participants a successful and enriching Second National ICTs in
Basic Education Congress!
SECRETARY RAMON P. SALES
for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED)
cordially welcomes you to the Second National ICTs in Basic
Education Congress. We are delighted to once again co-organize
this bi-annual event with the Department of Education (DepED)
and the Commission on Information and Communications Technology
establishment in 1998, FIT-ED has been committed to supporting
the efforts of Government to realize the potential of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a tool for
transforming society through transformative education. We
continue to pursue our mission and advocacy, shared with DepED
and CICT, of promoting the appropriate, cost-effective, and
sustainable use of ICTs to enhance the quality of basic
education for all Filipinos.
activities in our institutional agenda, we count the National
Congress as the signal opportunity for both critical reflection
and collaboration with fellow practitioners.
In the past
decade, we have seen the gradual infusion of technology into our
schools. This process has been fueled for the most part by
experimentation at the micro-level—by teachers and students in
their classrooms. Despite severe resource constraints, models of
technology integration have indeed been built and tested. The
question remains, however, if proven models can be sustained and
taken to scale.
It is in this
context that the Congress poses the question of policy,
leadership, and management, and invites Congress participants to
critically reflect on their own pivotal role in the education
reform process as we seek to reinvent our schools and
educational institutions for the 21st Century.
you a productive two days of exchange, debate, and reflection!
ROBERTO R. ROMULO
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