TSU execs gear up for 3rd trimester
Tarlac State University key officials and some members of the Administrative Council participated in an in-house training-workshop on the use of Microsoft Teams for flexible learning held on May 7, 2020.
The said training-workshop is meant to prepare faculty members who will handle classes for the third trimester in the graduate level and midyear term for the undergraduate level this coming May to July 2020.
The session started with a short lecture about Office 365 and its applications followed by hands-on exercises to try out the Microsoft Teams features.
The Management Information Systems Office (MISO), headed by Dr. Heidilyn V. Gamido, organized the said activity. Handouts were also provided for distribution to colleges both for faculty and students.
According to Dr. Gamido, colleges may also request for the same training, but with limited number of participants due to the pandemic.
Since September 2017, TSU has been utilizing Office 365 applications as ICT tools for teaching and learning. Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 package.
Prior to the pronouncement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, the MISO had conducted the same training-workshop to the College of Teacher Education on March 12, 2020.
Aside from Microsoft Teams, the university has specialized online learning platforms such as Cisco Net Academy and Cloudswyft of the College of Computer Studies and the SMART virtual laboratory of the College of Engineering and Technology.