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It is an undeniable fact that Information explosion is a rising phenomenon. The Information age demands individuals to possess technological literacy and meet the challenges of an emerging expertise that dare to test the traditional process of teaching and learning.  The increasing role played by information technology in the development of society calls for an active reaction to its challenges.

This awareness confronts educators in all areas. Being tasked with equipping students with this much- needed proficiency, the School of Informatics of Aldersgate College set aside a time to celebrate IT Week and zeroed in on the theme “Building, Creating, Innovating the Future Through IT Education”.

The celebration held on  February 22-25, 2011 at the Aldersgate College Audio Visual Room was conducted through a series of seminars and workshops, including IT skills competition.

The SI Dean, Dr. Romeo M. Bicad, and the College President, Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan. delivered their respective messages, and intermission numbers were showcased in between the lectures that followed.

The invited speakers were IT experts from different parts of the province, the first being Mrs. Essel T. Cañaberal, a BSIT and MIT graduate and currently an Instructor of the School of Computing Science and Information Technology of Saint Mary’s University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. She discussed “Object Oriented Programming (Java.Net)” on the first day and “Computer Networking and Basic Configuration” the day after. Ms. Dianne Rose Bangloy, another IT Instructor of Saint Mary’s University talked on “Current Trends in IT and IT Research and Development”. Mr. Sean Bracebridge of Saint Mary’s University, discussed “Visual C#.NET”.

Aldersgate College prides itself of its own IT experts, two of whom are Mr. Rodel B. Balallo and Mr. Led Fender L. Montano, who gave their lectures on “Multi-Media Photo, Video and Animation”. Another IT authority of the AC SI is Mr. Pink Euria L. Montano, Computer Programmer and IT Instructor, who talked on “Wireless Computing and Control.”

A workshop was conducted after the lectures were given, and was followed by the Skills Competition. The champions in the corresponding contest events were Mr. Lemuel C. Sanchez, BSIT2, Image and Graphics Design; Mr. Manuel B. Balmores, BSIT2, Animation; and Mr. Roberto Y. Tabuan II, BSIT2,  Computer Programming.

Parlor Games and Video-oke Singing were conducted to spice up the activities which culminated in a closing program on the 4th day.