My name is Al. Since 2007, I have been working as an assistant professor for the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) in the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). For almost as long, I have also acted as an IT manager, and am now currently carrying the official title of Director for UPOU's ICT Development Office. From 2007 to 2013, I chaired the Diploma in Computer Science program. I was reassigned to the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies program immediately after and held the assignment until August 2018.
I am a generalist deeply interested in bridging ecology, information and communication technology, agriculture and community building. So far, I have earned degrees in in Agriculture, Computer Science and Environmental Science at UP Los Baños. I am currently under the PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning program in Lancaster University, which I hope to finish at the end of 2022. When work is out of the way, I moonlight as an amateur photographer, a musician, and yes, even a new media artist. I have been a computer gamer since I was six years old. While my time with high school and college athletics are long behind me, I remain fascinated with sports. On the other hand, when does work get out of the way?