Our company, Prime Logic, in cooperation with the world's number one job portal, JOBSDB.com, conducted the very first Education Beyond Borders seminar at the AIM Conference Center in Makati. Our purpose was to provide current insights on eLearning, and equip teachers, school heads and administrators with the proper knowledge on implementing distance education within their organization. The event was a great success, being attended by almost 100 guests from all over the country. We had expert speakers from Utah (Garin Hess of Rapid Intake), Boston (Steve Case) and New York (Fr. Jomar Legaspi) who spoke through online conferencing. We were also privileged to have Leandre Dacanay, former president of the Philippine eLearning Society as a speaker, as well as Microsoft's Head for Education Michelle Casio, JOBSDB's Marketing Manager Jane Soco and Xepto Computing's Ernie Tarroza. I also gave my talk in the afternoon, about the future of eLearning, and how it correlates with the fast evolution of the web from version 1.0 to x.0.
The event was well-attended by school owners, heads, administrators, educators and organizational leaders who came from all over the country.
Xepto Computing provided the thin client computers which the guests used to register into the system. Amazing technology that allows schools to save on hardware and administrative costs.
We invited HARANA.PH to serenade the guests during lunch break. Vince Alaras and Nanun de Borja sang some tunes from Southborder which delighted the crowd.
I gave my talk on the future of eLearning and how the educators should prepare for it. I gave away Starbucks gift certificates to those who answered my questions correctly (that means they weren't snoozing off during my presentation).
The fantastic team of the Prime Logic, who made the event possible and a roaring success.
Since the 1st Education Beyond Borders event was successful, we are now toying with the idea of a second one, somewhere out of Metro Manila. Through these events, I want to bring distance education or eLearning in the country to a higher level. At the same time, make our company a leader in virtual education. We will make it happen!