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With the aim of continuously uplifting academic performance and educational excellence, STI, the country’s largest network of colleges, rolled out the 3rd STI National Academic Conference this year for its Deans, Academic Heads and faculty members from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


The Academic Conference was a series of nationwide 3-day seminars and workshops that aimed to upgrade and update the teaching knowledge, skills, management and methodologies of STI’s academic leaders and faculty members. Experts from various fields, including the ICT and education sectors, shared their knowledge on topics relevant to today’s teaching environment.


Some of the issues that were discussed include “Visual Cryptography”, “Integrating Personhood to Global Responsibility”, “Blended Learning: Making the Transition from Face-2-Face to Blended Learning”, ”Cyber-Plagiarism: What is it and How to Recognize and Avoid It”, and “Promoting a Culture of Research for Better Teaching and Learning”, among other topics.


“STI believes that learning is a continuous process and that our educators should also be subjected to constant retraining and retooling procedures for them to be able to impart relevant knowledge and up-to-date information to students. Through the STI Academic Conference, our students are assured that we are providing quality education and that our instructors are delivering the lessons in an efficient, effective and relevant manner,” says Mitch Andaya, vice president for Learning Systems Division of STI.


The first leg of the STI Academic Conference 2004 was held at EGI Resort and Restaurant in Mactan, Cebu from October 20 to 22 wherein some 150 STI Deans, Academic Heads and faculty members from the Visayas and Mindanao attended the three-day event. The next leg was held at the Oasis Country Resort in San Fernando, La Union last October 25 for Southern Luzon and Southern Metro Manila schools. For Northern Luzon and Northern Metro Manila schools, the final lest was held immediately after last October 28.