Technological Institute of the Philippines

TIP Officials meet with Australian Council for Education Research (ACER)

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in coordination with the Southeast Asian Minister of Education, Organization, Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) visited the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. This is part of the action research on outcomes-based education and benchmarking program in top-ranking Australian universities for the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP). The seven-day capacity building and study visit in Australia, participated by 19 key academic officers, aimed to further develop the capability of TIP on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE).

ACER is a recognised international leader in the development and provision of high quality assessment and reporting tools and services for schools, universities, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and Registered Training Organisations, health professionals, employers and governments in Australia and internationally. The ACER group shared about online assessment administration, test scoring and reporting, and assessment updates for practitioners.

The TIP group also visited the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney, and the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust). This is in support of TIP’s thrust to ensure the delivery of quality instruction through continuous capacity building of its academic personnel. The activity provided valuable inputs and broadened the perspective of the participants along outcomes-based education implementation.