Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Smart trains schools as Guimaras online ambassadors

Smart trains schools as Guimaras online ambassadors
Manila Bulletin
February 15, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), in partnership with Petron Foundation and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), recently conducted a content generation and web development training in Guimaras as part of its efforts to encourage online content generation under its Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) project.

Held at the Central Philippine University in Jaro, Iloilo, the training saw participants being given lectures and exercises on research methods, writing for the Web, image editing, photo journalism, blogging, fundamentals of Web design, websites and web servers, website development, publishing and uploading website and underwent a DPSA workshop.

At the end of the training, the 22 schools and the DepEd Guimaras division office were able to upload their websites via Smart’s free website hosting. The participating seven public elementary schools and 15 public high schools are also now considered SSP online associates, which means they can join any of three competitions under Smart’s DPSA.

These contests include the DPSA Learning Challenge, “Ano ang Kwento Mo? (What’s your story?)” and DPSA Quest.

DPSA is a four-year content generation project where teachers and students of Smart Schools Program (SSP) partner schools are encouraged to use Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to generate and share web-based information and educational materials about their respective communities.

Cash prizes and items are in store for the winners of the three competitions, details of which can be accessed via www.doonposaamin.ph.