Institutionalization of the City College of Angeles Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Center for Academic Events: Highlights of Challenges, Strategies, and Impact to New Normal in Education
The study is focused on designing and describing the webinars sponsored by the City College of Angeles Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Center for Academic Events. It assesses the overall impression on the performance and command of the invited resource speaker/s and the organization and delivery of the webinars. Based on the results of the study, the challenges and impact of the webinars on the new normal education are formulated. This study is a combination of qualitative and quantitative types of research. The participants of the webinars are from the entire Philippines. They ranged from a minimum of 150 to a maximum of 500 participants per webinar. They are employed in both public and private higher education institutions and schools catering for basic education (Junior and Senior High Schools). Descriptive statistics, observation, interview, and documentary analyses were used to interpret the data gathered.Ã‚Â Results show that topics presented in the webinars were found to be relevant. The extent to which the content of the webinars matched the announced objectives; the time allocated for discussion, interaction between resource speakers and participants, depth of treatment of the topic, pace of delivery of the webinars, and length of the webinars were adequate. The concepts presented were very useful, the extent to which they acquired new knowledge on pedagogy, resource basedÃ‚Â Ã‚Â learning, instructional design are sufficient, extent to which they acquired skills that were new to them is adequate, and extent to which they found new sources of information and skills are useful in the delivery of instruction. Overall, the webinars guide the current abilities of the participants to use the knowledge and skills that they acquired and learned. The content is at the fingertips of participants, and that unlimited playback is possible since it is recorded.
Keywords: Challenges, Continuing Professional Development, Transformation, Webinar
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