Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic by: Yolanda A. Soliveres   All the dystopian movies and TV series on Netflix couldn’t have prepared us for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hunger Games almost hit the jackpot foretelling a one-tribute-per-household scenario.  We have those tributes now whose names are written on a government-issued quarantine pass that allows access to essential necessities like food and medicine. Of course, the movie stopped at one tribute per household. Bird Box and A Quiet Place, on the other hand, have a different take on educating children when schools are closed because to go out will mean contracting a dreaded disease and passing it on to everyone in the family! Suddenly in March all schools were asked to close and padlock the gates and to move classes online! The COVID-19 pandemic is real after all! Teachers all over adapted to the “new normal” in no time. Or tried to. Suddenly everyone’s going digital which adds more work to teachers and more resources to make it happen: digital devices, internet connection, learning management systems, learning experience platforms, ebooks, etc. Moreover, since classes are online, teachers find themselves talking to parents asking for assistance or to iron out […]

Top 18 Highest Paying IT Jobs in 2020

We live in a time of great change career-wise; jobs are lost to automation and others are changing what skills are required. With changes like these in the market, you may be considering a shift to a career in technology or, perhaps, you’re already in the field and want to advance. In many industries, there continues to be strong demand for highly skilled IT specialists. Here’s a look at just some of the highest-paying IT jobs, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2020 Salary Guide and Simplilearn: 1. Big data engineer Businesses need individuals who can transform large amounts of raw data into actionable information for strategy-setting, decision-making, and innovation — and pay well for people with these skills. The salary midpoint (or median national salary) for big data engineers is $163,250. These professionals typically create a company’s software and hardware architecture, along with the systems people need to work with the data. Big data engineers usually have a degree in computer science and expertise in mathematics and databases. 2. Mobile applications developer Just look at your phone or tablet applications and it’s pretty easy to figure out why mobile applications developers are in demand. These IT pros need expertise in developing […]

Major Benefits of e-Learning

No doubt, the transition to online learning because of COVID-19 was sudden. With the present COVID-19 pandemic grounding flights and temporarily stalling travel, many students have put their study plans on hold. While you’ll not be able to be somewhere physically at once, it doesn’t mean you can’t earn an online degree or certificate from a reputable university.   When done right, online learning comes with many benefits. Considering that universities and colleges might not be going back to traditional classes for the upcoming months, with some experts estimating it might take up to a year before a coronavirus vaccine becomes commercially available, this could come as welcome news for all those progressing to attend school in 2020.   Read on for more major benefits of online learning:   Flexibility If you’ve got a full-time job, family obligations, or simply study better on a versatile schedule rather than a hard and fast one, online degrees help you to save commuting time and complete modules at your own pace and schedule.   You can study within the morning, afternoon, evening, or night — whatever works best for you, rather than adhering to a category schedule. You have your own learning environment […]

Preparing Teachers in the Philippines for Online Learning

In education, online schooling finds itself front and center in the time of COVID19 pandemic. While many schools in the Philippines scramble to setup their online learning facilities, Informatics has already completed transition from face-to-face delivery to 100% online schooling or e-Learning. Moreover, Informatics is now teaching thousands of teachers how to teach online through the Cyber Schooling for Taguig Teachers project. This project leverages the TEACHNOLOGY Program of Informatics which includes these training modules: • ICT Tools for 21st Century Classrooms • Manage Online Collaboration • Media Literacy • Implement a Flipped Classroom • Create and Manage Online Classrooms • Manage a Blended Learning Environment Informatics started online schooling in the early 2000 when it launched e-BSCS, a full online bachelor’s degree program hosted over the Informatics Virtual Campus. Today, even our Senior High School program will be delivered 100% online. Students can use any digital device from laptop to PC to tablet or even their smartphone to study, listen to and watch lessons, practice in virtual labs, take tests and get certificates. Although online, these activities are facilitated and supervised by the highly equipped Informatics teachers.   Only a few months ago, online schooling was simply a nice-to-have […]

Informatics Teaches Users How to Conduct Webinars and Virtual Presentations

It is a very challenging time for many organizations and workers. The current global pandemic had forced organizations, big and small, to transform digitally in a short span of time. Because there are businesses that need to continue and comply with quarantine, we see friends posting online their essential work-from-home activities. Some attending webinars or conducting it. A few are facilitating meetings or trainings via various platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Hangouts and GoToMeeting. Still others are doing online sales demos to hit the ground running post-ECQ. For many of us these online work-related activities are new but necessary. And seeing how efficient and effective they can be, companies will continue to engage online their associates and customers even after the COVID-19 pandemic. Informatics is the authorized partner of Skillsoft Percipio which provides expertly developed and curated online courses. With over 41,000 online resources including 9,000 plus courses, Through this Intelligent e-Learning Platform, Informatics makes learning more accessible to many users from beginner to intermediate and expert levels. Among the many courses offered is a program dedicated to producing, conducting and managing webinars. This program helps users prepare for virtual sales demos, product trainings or simply online meetings. Inquire at […]

Taguig Teacher Training Program: Informatics Philippines Developing Online Teaching Methods and Strategies for Teachers

With the suspension of classes during the Enhanced Community Quarantine, the city government of Taguig launched the project in a bid to arm teachers with skills for Web-based learning. In partnership with Taguig City LGU, Informatics provides teachers with the opportunity to learn and develop online teaching methods and strategies, IT literacy, presentation and communication skills over the Internet. Teachers were taught on how to leverage digital and technology in enhancing their students’ learning experience. The full training program by Informatics called TEACHnology, will equip public school teachers with the tools to connect and engage better with the tech-savvy Generation Zs in the classroom. It is currently offered across Informatics campuses. Through the Taguig Teachers Training Program or Cyber Schooling for Taguig Teachers, the city is providing teachers with the opportunity to develop online teaching methods, IT literacy, presentation and communication skills over the Internet. With over 41,000 online resources including 9,000 plus courses, Through the Intelligent e-Learning Platform, Informatics makes learning more accessible to many users from all knowledge levels. Teachers may take the courses using their personal laptops, tablets or smart phones. Those who have no means to go online through their personal devices may use the desktop […]

Informatics offers more than 9,000 online courses

Even before the pandemic had affected organizations and individuals in unprecedented ways, Informatics had already transitioned to online schooling or e-Learning for all its programs which include Senior High School, College and Diploma Programs and Corporate or Short Certification courses. The current global pandemic had forced organizations, such as schools, to transform digitally in a short span of time. Unfortunately, many schools are not equipped to effectively conduct classes virtually. Informatics is the authorized partner of Skillsoft Percipio – world leader in technology-based training which provides expertly developed and curated online courses. With over 41,000 online resources such as books, videos and practice labs including 9,000 plus courses, Informatics has made it possible to for students and organizations to continue learning anywhere. This Intelligent e-Learning Platform makes learning more accessible to many users from beginner to intermediate and expert levels using a smartphone. Inquire at any Informatics branch for more details or check our FAQs. Follow Informatics Philippines on Facebook and Twitter @InformaticsPH and on @Informatics Philippines on LinkedIn. About Informatics Informatics is a Singapore-based training institution that provides education and training services to individuals, institutions and corporations. We have been in the Philippines for over 25 years and have […]

Taguig readies teachers for online classes

As Metro Manila braces itself for the possible extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Taguig City is starting the training of public school teachers in cyber education to pilot a “learn from home” program for residents. The city government launched the project in a bid to arm teachers with skills for Web-based learning. Through Cyber Schooling for Taguig Teachers, the city is providing tutors with the opportunity to learn online teaching methods and strategies, ICT (information and communications technology) literacy and presentation and communication skills over the Internet. It will also equip them to facilitate self-paced learning offline. “This initiative wants to keep our public school teachers abreast with new technologies in learning,” Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said. “We understand that learners today are digital natives, who haven’t seen the world without computers and the Internet. Given the COVID-19 issue we face today, we also see this as a beneficial method, because learning would be resilient,” he added. Under the program, classes of 30 teachers each will undergo training by Informatics, which has designed courses for over 500,000 students, on Skillsoft online courses. Skillsoft is a US-based eLearning content provider that has been in the global eLearning industry for […]

Informatics Northgate joins the 9TH IT Skills Olympics at UMak

“A Reboot of the Society: 4IR in a World of Possibilities” Informatics Northgate BS Information Technology and BS Computer Science students have participated in the 9th IT Skills Olympics last September 9, 2019, at the University of Makati. 48 reputable universities and colleges in the country joined the event and competed for the following competition categories: Programming in Java C# C++ Web Design Computer Networking PC Assembly/ Disassembly Digital Electronics Android App Development, and IT Quiz Bee The main objective of the said competition is to encourage camaraderie among academic institutions and to showcase the knowledge and skills of the students. For more information about our program offerings and branches, please visit https://www.informatics.edu.ph/ or like our Facebook page Informatics Philippines.

Rotaract Club of Informatics College Northgate joins Rotary International District 3830 Awards Night

3,000 Rotarians and countless stakeholders of District 3830 were invited to come together for its 2019 Annual Conference under the global movement’s banner of “Be The Inspiration”. Over the course of two days, DC19 aims to enable inspiration, connection and transformation for every individual Rotarian and all the clubs participating. The first day focused on interaction with fellow Rotarians from across the district to allow friendships and bonds to be formed beyond the boundaries of one’s home club. And the second day focused on exchanging ideas to help each other become a stronger Rotarian, and in the process, strengthen your club and its portfolio of community service projects. During the Rotary International District 3830 District Awards Night, Rotaract Club of Informatics College won the following awards:  Active Club: Rotaract Club of Informatics College  Exemplary Leadership Award – Past President Nilo Añonuevo Sabillo  Leadership Award – Inspiring President Min Scarlet C. Taray.  Certificate of Recognition for Hosting the 2nd Leader’s Meeting  15 Minor Awards for actively participating and co-hosting various district-level activities For more information about our program offerings and branches, please visit https://www.informatics.edu.ph/ or like our Facebook page Informatics Philippines.