De La Salle University is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and advocacy projects that have meaningful impact to society. Through the DLSU Challenge Grant Research Program, the Learning NetworkPH conference was launched in January 2015.

The Beginning

This maiden conference gathered industry leaders and best practitioners of ICT for education to promote and encourage the use of internet, social media, open source applications, computer and personal devices for teaching and learning, which cater to the 21st century realities and characteristics of learners.

The conference in 2015 through the support of DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Google for Education, Power Mac and Acer made it possible to gather 150 public and private school teachers in the Philippines. It was also the first time in DLSU to organize a 100% paperless conference in support of our institution’s campaign for a sustainable environment.




The Learning NetworkPH promotes education for all by providing reliable elearning materials, safe and learner-friendly sites and open source education technology platforms for learning and teaching all for free.

It is our vision to harness information, ideas and knowledge through crowd sourcing, open sharing and collaboration to reach all types of learners regardless of age, culture, faith, gender and social status via the internet. From a social network and Web2.0 paradigm, we boldly claim to initiate and to usher in a new revolution towards transforming cyberspace as a learning network. The Learning Network above all should be the paradigm of all our internet experience and that De La Salle University shall lead the future towards that direction.

The Learning NetworkPH 2017 Conference

This year’s conference shall continue to uphold that vision and that new exciting projects have been started that will be launched during the conference. These projects managed by the DLSU Challenge Grant eLearning Team include the Senior High School Learning Portal for Filipino, English, Math, Science & Social Studies and the Online Filipino Dictionary.

The conference invites Edtech teachers, learning area teachers (basic to higher education), scholars and graduate students from the Philippines and Asia to participate by showcasing their best teaching practices, scholarly papers, research works and by sharing their learning materials for the benefit of teachers and students.

This year’s theme is Networked Learning: ICT for Education in the Philippines and Asia, which focuses on the following objectives:

  • to train and equip teachers in using student-centered technology aided instruction in line with 21st century education;
  • to complement the Kto12 curriculum with the latest, state-of-the-art open online learning environment and highly immersive elearning pedagogies;
  • to propose creative solutions using the Internet leading to a roadmap to Philippine ICT for education and development; and
  • to provide an avenue for research presentation and intellectual discussions regarding best practices, trends, debates and issues on ICT for Education.

Join us and help us build the Learning Network!

To participate as paper presenter, click here [Call for Abstracts]To participate as conference delegate, click here [Register]

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hitoshi Mitomo

Dr. Hitoshi Mitomo

Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan

is presently doing research and advocacy works on ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Economics and Policy, ICT Applications in Business and Civic Life and Social Innovation through ICT.

He earned his PhD in Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology. He taught as Associate Professor and Professor at Senshu University (1992-2000); as Professor at the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University (2000-2009) and as Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics (2007).

He has several book and journal publications on socio-economics and impact analysis of ICT and other infrastructure development, ICT applications with modern technologies as a solution to social problems,
pilot programs of ICT applications to education with emphasis on its introduction, diffusion and effects.

He is the President of The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research, Executive Board Member of the International Telecommunications Society and Board Member of The Japan Section of Regional Science Association International.

For more information about him, please visit his webpage at



  • Dr. Rhoderick V. Nuncio, Full Professor, Departamento ng Filipino / Project Head
  • Dr. Rochelle Irene G. Lucas, Associate Professor, Br. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education (BAGCED)
  • Dr. Myla M. Arcinas, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
  • Dr. Lourdes P. Guidote, Associate Professor, College of Science (COS)
  • Mr. Jasper Vincent Q. Alontaga, Assistant Professor, BAGCED
  • Mr. Howard T. Villaluna, Technical Assistant & Website Designer
  • Ms. Aimee Hugo, Research Assistant



Conference Director:

  • Mr. Henry Magahis, DLSU PhD Student & Faculty Member, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School / Apple Professional Development Consultant

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Evelyn Varron, DLSU PhD Student & Instructor/University Supervisor, Philippine Normal University
  • Mr. Gaudencio Luis Serrano, DLSU PhD Student & Senior Education Program Specialist, Teaching and Learning Division-Bureau of Learning Delivery, Deped- Central Office
  • Mr. Nelson Joseph Fabre, DLSU PhD Student & High School Faculty, Xavier School, San Juan City
  • Ms. Maria Fe Balaba, DLSU PhD Student & Education Program Supervisor -I, DepEd Makati


This conference is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation through the DLSU Challenge Grant Research Program.

Dr. Raymond Girard R. Tan, Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation