BSU conducts computer lab management training

In its bid to sustain its role as a leading educational institution in information

and communications technology in the Cordilleras, Benguet State University (BSU) conducted the Laboratory Management Training-BSU Cluster on September 22-26, 2008.


Public high school teachers who were designated by their respective schools as librarians, laboratory managers, Information and Communications Technology(ICT) coordinators, and web managers attended the five-day training at the BSU-Secondary Laboratory School (BSU-SLS)  iSchools laboratory. The participants came from the iSchools recipients in Baguio City, Benguet, Apayao, Pangasinan, Quezon, Cagayan and Aurora.

The training aimed to enhance the capacities and skills of the participants in managing the basic operations in an iSchools laboratory. Among the topics taught by BSU IT experts Onofre Ibañez, Jr. and Cesar Degay were on the installation, configuration and administration  of various computer software and applications; orientation on the required, devices, ports and cables in a computer laboratory; setting-up computer networks; principles of troubleshooting; adding, removing and upgrading software; providing basic e-mail and web services; and security, safety and ethics in the use of the internet.

Jonathan Domingo of the Apayao State College said that he learned a lot from the training. What he has learned will not be applicable only in the management of the iSchools laboratory but will also be of great help in his computer classes.

On one hand, Noemi Saldivar, of Gattaran National High School, said that teachers need to have training like this so that they will be updated on the developments in IT especially since we are already in a society that is highly influenced by computer technologies. She hopes to echo to her colleagues what she has learned in the training as soon as possible.

The Laboratory Management Training is one in a series of ICT capability building programs of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) in coordination with BSU for iSchools recipients. The iSchools project is one of the flagship projects of the CICT – Human Capital Group (CICT-HCDG) to support the efforts of the government and the Department of Education in integrating information and communications technology (ICT) in education in public high schools.

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