Sunday, September 18, 2011


UCAN REPORT: Universities co-operate to train students about IT systems for education
Fransiskus P. Seran, Surabaya
September 16, 2011
Catholic Church News Image of Colleges find technology partnership
Students of Widya Mandala university listen to presentation by a delegation from De La Salle University-Dasmarinas in the Philippines

Universities in Indonesia and the Philippines have begun co-operating on a program to train students in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of education.

The program was the result of a week-long summit in Indonesia that began on September 11 between representatives of the Catholic University of Widya Mandalain East Java and De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

Representatives had previously met in the Philippines to discuss the project in January.

The use of ICT, according to the plan, aims to facilitate learning at both universities using new computer hardware, software and networking and communication technology.

“The use of ICT has a wide influence. That is why we wanted to develop it in the field of education,” said Renz Gabriel Refon, a lecturer from De La Salle.

“We believe this cooperation will be beneficial to both reputable universities.”

Egidius Mau, a student at Widya Mandala, said collaboration between the two schools would offer new opportunities.

“It is good to see how far ICT can be used in the field of education,” he said, adding that the technology could improve the classroom experience for all students.

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