Usep launches teacher resource web portal-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
TO PROVIDE an Internet-based knowledge resource management system for teachers and teacher education students, the University of Southeastern Philippines (Usep) officially launched the teacher resource web portal last February 26 at the College of Education Training Center, Usep, Obrero, Davao City.
The web portal aimed at providing easily accessible, reliable and free resources that will help teachers and students of teacher education institutions (TEIs) upgrade their competence.
Specifically, it was developed for the following purposes: to share teaching and learning resources through the web portal; to provide online access to review materials for licensure examination for teachers; and to provide an arena for sharing teaching and delivery systems and other learning innovations.
This functional web portal for online sharing of resources and collaboration is housed in a computer hub in Usep College of Education.
Hosted by the current Usep website, the web portal will allow teachers to upload files classified into categories such as learning materials, researches, assessment or examination, among others.
"The teacher resource web portal is valuable especially for those who will be taking the licensure examination for teachers (LET) but has no budget to enroll in an extensive review center," said Marcelo M. Angelia, Usep vice president for academic affairs.
"It provides free access to online teacher resources and assessment instruments for LET," Angelia stressed.
"With the Teacher Resource Web Portal in the university, I am certain that Usep can sustain its name in the educational map by being an instrument to development of teacher education institutions in Mindanao," quoted Perfecto A. Alibin, Usep president, in his message during the launch.
The web portal was developed by the University's College of Education and Institute of Computing in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education which funded the project. Being the Center of Excellence for Teacher Education and being the only one among state universities and colleges in Mindanao, the Usep College of Education was tapped by Ched to develop and administer the web portal designed for TEIs in the country.
Usep was the first to launch the teacher resource web portal among the seven SUCs in the country identified by Ched as Center for Teaching Excellence.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 08, 2013.