The IKM Mentorship Program is a capacity-building project funded by the Philippine Department of Agriculture–Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR). It aims to facilitate improved agricultural and fisheries research reporting and knowledge management. It employs a blended learning approach that combines online and face-to-face learning tools and methods.
Expected to attend the learning event are the same 16 learner-participants from the previous session representing the regional offices of the DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and other DA-attached agencies.
The activities for the 3rd F2F session are designed to strengthen the skills of the learner-participants in packaging and disseminating agriculture and fisheries research and technology results through videos and online media platforms. They will engage in lectures and hands-on exercises on video production principles, video editing, and writing for online media.
The three-day session will conclude with a presentation of the learners' draft of audio-visual presentations featuring a specific research or technology of their respective institutions. They will also present their outputs for an exercise on writing for social media.
The session will be facilitated by faculty and staff of the University of the Philippines Los Baños–College of Development Communication (UPLB-CDC), who also serve as mentors during the online sessions. They are Asst. Prof. Elaine DC. Llarena, Project Leader; Asst. Prof. Pamela Joyce M. Eleazar, Mentor on Publications Writing and Production; Asst. Prof. Edmund G. Centeno, Mentor on Photography and Audio-visual Writing and Production; and Ms. Rikki Lee B. Mendiola, online learning specialist. (Sonny Pasiona)