"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."
Congratulations to Dr. Soliva
BOHOL -- e-Learning Courseware Developer Dr. Merrian P. Soliva has been recently awarded for Excellent Poster during the 6th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD). Dr. Soliva is one of the six awardees for the poster presentation competition representing Philippines, while the other winners came from Cambodia, Japan, Thailand, and Lao PDR.
Dr. Soliva's poster presentation is in relation to her dissertation entitled "Determinants of Learners' Intention to Continue Using the e-Learning Program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)."
The poster presentation competition for the 6th ICERD was participated in by contenders also coming from Bosnia, Herzegovina, Thailand and Myanmar. A total of 90 entries has been accepted for the different categories such as Education for Sustainable Development, Rural Development, Environmental Management, Agricultural Systems, and Infrastructural and Information Systems.
The awarding ceremony took place during the conference held last March 7-8, 2015 at Bohol Island State University, Philippines.
Dr. Soliva is also a coordinator for the ATI's knowledge management initiatives based at the ATI - Regional Training Center VII and a scholar of the ATI's Expanded Human Resource Development Program when she took up her doctoral degree on agricultural education. As e-learning courseware developer, Dr. Soliva developed the course on 'Yummy Yam: Online Course on Ubi Production' and the "Online Course on Urban Gardening'.
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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A new set of e-Learning courses for goat will soon be offered as new breed of content developers were trained on writing modules for online courses.
The new content developers which are composed of academicians from various State Colleges and University (SUCs) in the country include Dr. Patricia M. Barcelo and Ms. Janneth H. Delmendo of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Ms. Aubrey Joy M. Balbin of Isabela State University (ISU), Dr. Emilio M. Cruz, Dr. Edgar A. Orden, Dr. Alvin P. Soriano, Ms. Jackielou R. Gallarde and Mr. Neal A. del Rosario of Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Dr. Lolito C. Bestil of Visayas State University (VSU), Dr. Carlito B. Sanchez and Prof. Elma G. Sepelagio of University of Southern Mindanao (USM) Dr. Ne B. Velasco and Mr. Jomar M. Maltu of Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU).
New courses on goat that will be offered by third quarter of 2015 will include stabilizing feed supply, feed supplements for different stages, inducing off-season estrus, AI for goat, slaughtering and cutting standards for goats, raising halal goat and goat waste management options.
The training was a joint undertaking of DOST- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) was held in ATI-CAR, La Trinidad, Benguet last March 9 to 13, 2015.