January 25, 2021 – A total of 5,416 units of electronic tablets were distributed to the various colleges of the university. Students from the CIT, CEA, COE and CAS of Iloilo City Campus were the first ones to get hold of this brand-new gadget pre – installed with learning packets. An additional 493 units will soon be purchased to cover as many students as possible.
The distribution is part of the university’s commitment to bridge the gap for remote learning and to better prepare the students for the roll out of ISATU’s Virtual Learning Environment (ISAT U VLE). Dr. Raul F. Muyong, the University President gave emphasis that every student who received the tablet should take care of it because it is government’s property. Also present were the University key officials and the different deans of the mentioned colleges.
“Despite this very challenging time, the University is trying its best to provide you with the right facilities to make your learning enjoyable. I don’t want to use the word challenging because in as much as possible we wanted you all to have fun and enjoy in this new modality of learning. The tablets that will be provided to you is a big help in your remote learning starting this semester although as of now these units are not enough for everybody but we are trying to raise funds for us to purchase more units” Dr. Muyong during his opening message.
Dr. Ramil Lumauag, Director of the Virtual Learning Environment also gave an orientation on how to properly use and maximize the functions of the ETablets. All the applications will be installed and it can be accessed by an enrolled student provided that they have their user name and the password and the lectures and other class materials can be downloaded and be opened even offline.
“This tablet will be a big for me because in the previous semester, I was only using my cell phone and the struggle was so real, trying to read notes and other modules in a small screen caused me eyestrains. I am beyond happy and blessed because of this opportunity given to me by the University and of course, I commit to take care and value this because it is clear to me that this is not mine…” shared Khey, a first-year Community Development student.