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Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (on-going)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University

Master of Science in Environmental Science (2007)
School of Environmental Science and Management
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Diploma in Computer Science (2001)
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Major in Animal Science (1998)
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños


Experience

University of the Philippines Open University

Present

Past

  • Director, Information and Communication Technology Development Office (2013-2018)
  • Program Chair, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (2013-2018)
  • Program Chair, Diploma in Computer Science (2008-2013)
  • Program Development Associate, Management Information Systems Office (2007-2013)

Internships and Assistantships

  • School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños (2005)
  • Management Information Systems Office, University of the Philippines Open University (2003)
  • UPLB Foundation, Inc., University of the Philippines Los Baños (1999)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Teaching in higher education
  • Research
  • Management
  • Technical and creative writing
  • Muiltimedia production
  • Photography
  • Content management
  • Computer maintenance

Research and Creative Work

  • The UPOU Digital Collective (Lead, September 2017)
  • Biomodd[TAI8] (Participant, 2016)
  • ePortfolios in the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies Program (Lead, 2014)
  • Game-based Learning in the University of the Philippines Open University (Lead, 2012)
  • Biomodd[TUDelft3] (Participant, 2011)
  • UP Open University Community Site (Co-Lead, July 2010)
  • [C]Biomodd (Lead, 2010)
  • Land Valuation and Management Program Development (Writer, 2009)
  • Biomodd[LBA2] (On-site coordinator, 2009)

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals

Librero, A.F.D. (2021). Online student engagement and sense of community in a Philippine online university. International Journal of Open and Distance eLearning, 13-29, 7(1), June 2021.

Librero, A.F.D. (2020). Effects of culture on online engagement: The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) setting. International Journal of Open and Distance eLearning, 1-11, 6(2), December 2020.

Librero, A.F.D. (2019). Student co-creation in an online university: successes, failures and how to move forward. International Journal of Open and Distance eLearning, 13-25, 5(2), December 2019.

Librero, A.F.D. (2012). Augmenting the Learning Management System of the University of the Philippines Open University. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 7(1), September 2012.

Librero, A.F.D. (2010). Implementing an online photography course at the UP Open University: converging ICTs to enhance student learning outcomes and achievements. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 104-112, 5(2), September 2010.

Book Chapters

Librero, A.F.D. (2020). Benchmarking for quality of UPOU MOOCs. In M.F. Lumanta & P.G. Garcia (Ed.), Enhancing academic excellence and equity in open and distance education: quality initiatives in UPOU. Philippines: University of the Philippines Open University

Librero, A.F.D. (2018). ePortfolio-based assessment. In M.F. Lumanta & L.C. Carascal (Eds.), Assessment praxis in open and distance e-Learning: thoughts and practices in UPOU (pp 55-66). Philippines: University of the Philippines Open University.

Course Manuals

  • MMS 172. Audio in Multimedia (2017)
  • MMS 173. Photography in Multimedia (2017)
  • LVM 202. Development Controls and Construction (2010)

Miscellaneous

Librero, A.F.D. (2013, December 21). Yolanda and beyond: rebuilding with holistic perspective. The Philippine Daily Inquirer, A14. https://opinion.inquirer.net/67797/yolanda-and-beyond


Trainings, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning 2021 (ICODeL) (Virtual conference, October 2021)
Paper: Online student engagement and sense of community in a Philippine online university

Collaboratoire 2020: Research Residency on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development (Siargao, Philippines, January 2020)
Facilitator/Mentor

4th International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) (Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2018)
Paper: The Digital Collective: exploring collaboration and co-creation in an online university

UPOU Digital Collective Workshop (Alabang, Philippines, October 2018)
Lead/Facilitator

International Conference on Electronic Media 2018 (Talinn, Estonia, September 2018)
Paper: Student co-creation of open education resources in a Philippine online university

Moodlemoot Philippines 2018 (Manila, Philippines, April 2018)
Panelist: Moodle administration in higher education institutions

Moodlemoot Japan 2017 (Tochigi, Japan, February 2017)
Participant

3rd International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) (Manila, Philippines, October 2016)
Session moderator and participant

SAI 2016 Seoul STEM-ATEM-ICEM International Conference (Seoul, South Korea, October 2016)
Paper: Early Experiences with ePortfolio-based learning in an open distance eLearning environment in the Philippines

International Conference on New Horizons in Education (Vienna, Austria, July 2016)
Paper: Early Experiences with ePortfolio-based learning in an open distance eLearning environment in the Philippines

The Inaugural Asian Conference on Education & International Development (Osaka, Japan, March 2015)
Paper: Integrating an ePortfolio system in an online environment for higher learning

2nd International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) (Manila, Philippines, 2014)
Paper: Benefits and challenges of learning in a virtual world: the UPOU setting
Award: 2nd Place, Best Paper

ICERI2014: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (Seville, Spain, December 2014)
Paper: Biomodd: exploring relationships between biological, electronic, and social systems through new media art

International Conference on Electronic Media 2014 (Eger, Hungary, October 2014)
Paper: Benefits and challenges of learning in a virtual world: the UPOU setting

e-Learn 2013 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 2013)
Participant

International Conference on Electronic Media 2013 (Singapore, October 2013)
Paper: Online learning with games: the UPOU setting

1st International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) (Manila, Philippines, 2012)
Participant

FoAM Residency (Brussels, Belgium, October 2011)
Short-term resident

Asian Association of Open Universities Conference (Chiba, Japan, 2012)
Paper: Game readiness in the UP Open University

Asian Association of Open Universities Conference (Penang, Malaysia, 2011)
Paper: Biomodd: a case study in combining online learning with on-site new media art practice
Paper: Augmenting the learning management system of the UP Open University
Award: Silver Medal, Young Innovator’s Award

Asian Association of Open Universities Conference (Hanoi, Vietnam, 2010)
Paper: Implementing an online photography course at the UP Open University: converging ICTs to enhance student learning outcomes and achievements.

Manifold Training (Geographic Information System software) (Commission on Information and Communication Technology Building, UP Open University, July 2010)
Trainee

First National Valuation Congress (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Manila, Philippines, June 2010)
Participant

LAMP2 Immersion Visit and Training on Property Valuation (Queensland, Australia, June 2009)
Writer


Fellowships and Grants

  • University of the Philippines Doctoral Fellowship Grant (2019-Present)
  • University of the Philippines Faculty Grant (2016-2021)
  • UPOU Research Dissemination Grants
  • UPOU Faculty Research Grants

Organization Memberships

Present

  • Member, International Council for Educational Media (2014-Present)
  • Member, SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design) (2016-Present)
  • Alumnus, University of the Philippines Animal Science Society (1998-Present)

Past

  • Member, Moodle Association of Japan (2017-2018)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (2013-2014)
  • Member, University of the Philippines Animal Science Society (1994-1998)