Technology-based Experiences of Young People: Opportunities for Filipino Educators

Session Description
The paper identifies and describes the use of technology in supporting the daily activities of individuals, 12 years and older, in Panay Island, Philippines. This study collected data using voluntary completion of a paper-based survey on technology use. Survey items asked respondents to identify how often technology was used to complete specific personal, professional, social or academic tasks or activities. The survey also collected demographic information on gender and location (rural/urban). Data analysis used descriptive and nonparametric statistics. Results demonstrate commonalities and differences in handling and accessing technology across gender, location, and user perception of technology use. The paper presents the top tasks performed “all the time” as well as “none at all” by the respondents. The results of this study have implications to 1) education programs that integrates technology, 2) continuing professional development of educators on technology knowledge and skills especially those involved with the youth, and 3) expectations of integrating technology to specific tasks or activities. Generalization of the results might be limited only to the identified regional contexts or those with similar characteristics.
Danilo M. Baylen
Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA
Danilo M. Baylen is a tenured professor of instructional technology at the College of Education, University of West Georgia (USA). He conducts research and publishes on effective technology integration practices in the classrooms, and visual and media literacy education in multiple international and national peer-reviewed journals.

In 2015, he co-edited a book titled, Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy published by Springer. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) recognized the edited book with the 2016 James Brown Publication Award. Currently, he serves as editor-in-chief of The Books of Selected Readings of the International Visual Literacy Association. Also, he sits on multiple editorial boards such as the Journal of International Students, TechTrends, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, WVSU Research Journal to name a few.

Dr. Baylen’s involvement in international and professional organizations includes serving as the AECT International Division president. He is the incoming president of the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology. Various entities recognized his work and contributions to the field of educational technology through scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Also, he served as a visiting professor at West Visayas State University (the Philippines, 2016) and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand, 2017-2018).

Finally, he completed his doctoral studies in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University (USA). He also earned graduate degrees in elementary studies (Florida Gulf Coast University), library and information studies (University of Alabama), and counseling (Northern Illinois University). He received his undergraduate degree from the School of Economics at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Elvira Arellano
Elvira Arellano, West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
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