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SEDTEC 2011 : Science, Education & Technology (SEDTEC) Conference in Catanduanes Island Philippines

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Link: http://www.pacifictech.multiply.com
 
When May 19, 2011 - May 21, 2011
Where Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    education, science, technology
 

Call For Papers

Invitation
The organizers of SEDTEC 2011 invite you to join us in welcoming the attendees from all over the Philippines to Catanduanes Island, Bicol Region during this national conference from 19-21 May 2011.

Vision
Science, Education and Technology provide enormous opportunities to humankind that must be explored, integrated and enhanced into the future. The impact of technological advances such as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Philippine society as a result of global developments must be fully considered.

Aim of SEDTEC 2011
SEDTEC 2011 brings together teachers (elementary/high school/tertiary), scientists, leading computer engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects in Science Education, Mathematics/Engineering Education, Business Education, Knowledge-Based Education and Educational Technology. Discussions may cover even the fields of Pure and Applied Sciences, Philosophy, Classical History, Arts, Divinity and Religious Studies.

The Conference titled Explore, Integrate, Enhance, invites attendees to explore into the issues which teachers, technologists, businessman, public servants and researchers face the world over-improving efficiency and effectiveness in teaching and learning using “technology” in the classroom, in research, in enhancing service quality in schools, telecenters, libraries, museums, community service, public policy and governance, etc.

Moreover, SEDTEC attendees are expected to integrate theory, concepts, methods and practical experience as exemplars so that over-all enhancement is achieved. This conference aims to promote, the roles played by the different sectors in developing and enriching individuals, communities and societies through Science, Education and Technology. In the said aims, SEDTEC in Catanduanes Island spearheads in providing a unique experience in developing the countryside towards a “telematic” culture in schools, colleges, universities, local government units, business centers, industries and other service-oriented institutions found in remote areas.

We at SEDTEC believe that development should not be focused on the mainland or the urban centers, and we should strive to put into practice the so-called “spread policy” by giving every island of the Philippine archipelago, various opportunities for development. This SEDTEC experience will be focused on providing new ways of enhancing Science, Education and Technology in the country.

We invite you to join us in our journey of exploring new ways, integrating technology and enhancing the fields of Science, Education and Technology through this national conference in Catanduanes Island, the Pearl of the Eastern Seas.

The Pacifictech, (Pacific Island Institute for Pedagogy, Technology, Arts & Sciences)
Organizer

Conference Facts
 Dates: 19-21 May 2011
 Venue: Provincial Capitol Dome, Catanduanes State Colleges Computer Laboratories and Twin Rock Beach Resort, Virac
 Expecting approximately 130-150 delegates from different provinces of the Bicol Region and other Regions of the country
 Formal and informal activities during Conference proper, Symposia, Workshops and Exhibits
 Email: jmasagca@yahoo.com for more information on sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities
 Text Message: 09275220903
 Cellular Phone: 09395695723
 Fax Message: (052) 811-2758 (PLDT) Attention: Dr. Jimmy Masagca, Pacifictech Constantino St. Virac, Catanduanes

Conference Topics for SEDTEC 2011
Advances in Science, Education and Technology
Advances in Science Teaching and Learning
Science and Technology Management
Science and Arts Teachers: Fun and Learning with Technology
Tele-Teaching/Telemedicine in Health Sciences
e-Marketing and Global Marketing
Calculators in Mathematics and Physics Education
Conventional Internet Genre in Teacher Education & Student Teaching Programs
Exemplars in Educational Technology and Multimedia Education
Technology in Museums, Telematic Libraries or Clearinghouse of Information
Technology in Governance: e-Governance and i-Governance
Philosophy, Religion & Technology
Exemplars in e-Learning and Distance Education
Trends in e-Commerce, e-Business & e-Services
Transformative Education and School Leadership
Technical-Vocational Courses on Computers and IT
Telecenters, Education and Outreach Programs
Policy & Laws on ICT, IT Education and Intellectual Property
Open Journal Publications & Retrieval of Digital Documents for Research
Other topics to be added

Proposed Program Overview (Subject to Change)
The program on Explore, Integrate, Enhance within the broad areas of Science, Education and Technology will have the theme: “Synergisms in Pedagogy and Technology: Exploring ICT Integration to Enhance Teaching, Research, Extension and Governance”.

Date Overview of Key Activities
Wednesday 18 May 2011 Exhibits & Posters Set-up
Start of Registration for Conference attendees
Welcome reception
Thursday 19 May 2011 Conference Opening Ceremony at the Catanduanes Provincial Capitol Dome in downtown Virac
Conference sessions, Keynote, Leading Lectures (AM)
Symposia on Telecenters, Case Presentations (PM)
Friday 20 May 2011 Concurrent Workshops (AM & PM)in Teaching, Research & Governance
Teachers Training on IT & ICT Integration
Viewing of Exhibits & Posters
Saturday 21 May Concurrent Paper Presentations (AM only) & Closing
Viewing of Exhibits & Posters
Way Away with IT Products on the Beach (PM)
Field Trip and Closing Activities on the Beach (PM)
Dismantling of Exhibits

Profile of the Target Attendees of SEDTEC
The Conference is targeted at all individuals and organizations (with a stake in technology generation, integration and development such as schools, government units, business centers, telecenters (internet cafes, computer shops, etc) and other non-IT related outfits) who want to learn, to share and experience with the invited speakers, experts and peers. Specifically, the attendees work in schools (DepEd), higher education (TESDA & CHED), government agencies (local and national), non-government organizations (NGOs), and in industry and business (developing educational and science policies), and educational technology programs for students, teachers and researchers.

SEDTEC will be aimed at the widest possible groups of participants stakeholders from academics to industry and include elements specifically targeted at the public and school children and the youth. The conference structure and format is designed to maximize interaction between participants mixing oral presentations, poster, workshops and exhibition. The conference will have an interdisciplinary focus and is organized into themes rather than by the subjects to maximize interdisciplinary linkages.

ABSTRACT/PAPER SUBMISSION

All abstract (maximum 300-350 words) (PLEASE USE ATTACHED FORMAT) or paper (maximum of 5,000 words) submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a scientific paper committee based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, and relevance to congress theme. The abstract/full paper submissions for the plenary, symposia/workshops will be chosen based on the overall merits and how well they fit a coherent and balanced program for SEDTECH. The accepted full papers will be published in the Proceedings or the Journal of Pedagogy, Technology and Synergy and Journal of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (BIOCLIMES). Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Abstracts and full text papers (.doc, .rft, .ps, .pdf) will be accepted only by electronic mail to The Registrar, SEDTEC 2011, jmasagca@yahoo.com

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION

Researchers are cordially invited to submit a paper and/or a proposal to organize a workshop and actively participate in SEDTEC 2011. Proposals are invited for workshops to be related with the conference scope and topics. The congress workshops provide a challenging forum and vibrant opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research positions, original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The symposium/workshop topics should be focused so that the attendees from the elementary, secondary and college level can benefit from interaction with each other and the cohesiveness of the topics on Science, Education and Technology.

THEMED SESSIONS
In order to maximize the potential scope of SEDTEC 2011, we would like to engage the submission of themed sessions at the conference. Please contact us of your suggestion and short commentary on most likely content of the session. Presentation that include a mix of presentation style (oral, digital object, tutorial, workshops, etc.) and which attract attendees from different regions of the country will be given priority. The following are the recently submitted themed sessions being championed during the conference with the corresponding contacts:
1. Five-Dimensional Transformation in Science, Education & Technology, Ernest K. Belamide, MA Education, Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles, California (ebelamide@yahoo.com)
2. Challenge and Opportunity in Science Education/Open Learning Systems (for finalization with Asuncion V. San Juan, PhD in Science Education(Biology), De La Salle University-Manila & former UP Open University Learning Center Coordinator
3. Tackling Disinterest of Youth in Science Careers, Prof. Estrella T. Tribiana, MST in Chemistry, De La Salle University-Manila (estrella_tribiana@yahoo.com)
4. E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Service, Lucio M. Flores III, Bank of Philippine Islands & MBA Candidate De La Salle University (lucio_floresiii@yahoo.com.ph)
5. Approaches in Teaching Science (Biology), Christia Almario Guevara, PhD in Science Education, UP Open University; Laguna University, (stonip@yahoo.com)
Important Dates

Abstract/Paper submission
Notification of acceptance
Final paper submission and authors' registration
Conference Dates

November 20, 2010
January 23, 2011
March 1, 2011
May 19-21, 2011
Contact: Prof. Dr. Jimmy Tevar Masagca, Pacifictech, Catanduanes
SEDTEC Registrar, jmasagca@yahoo.com


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