Jenielyn E. Padernal | Teacher and Former Director, Center for Innovative Learning Programs
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas | Philippines

Jenielyn E. Padernal, Teacher and Former Director, Center for Innovative Learning Programs, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas

Jenielyn Espineli-Padernal, “Jen” to most of her close friends and colleagues, is an educator, an e-Learning specialist and a teaching with technology trainer living in the Philippines. She studied Computer Science in 1994 at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) in Cavite, Philippines and graduated in 1998. In 2008 she studied Masters in Management at the Technological University of the Philippines and graduated in March 2010. She became an educator in June 2010 and is currently handling business subjects at the College of Business Administration and Accountancy and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Innovative Learning Programs at De La Salle University in Dasmariñas Cavite. Before she became an educator she has served the DLSU-D community as the department secretary for 11 years in the same college and university, wherein, her experience as a secretary contributed a lot for her to be trained in the field of education, leadership and management. In the year 2011, she joined the Center for Innovative Learning Programs of DLSU-D as the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) Coordinator. Part of her role as VLE Coordinator, is to train teachers in the use of their Learning Management System. She has already trained approximately 600 faculty members. She also managed and maintained almost 15,000 student accounts, this includes account creation and technical support. Currently, Jen holds the position of the Director of the Center for Innovative Learning Programs of DLSU-D, leading the team of 5, in managing the university’s learning environment both in physical and virtual domain, with an estimate of 14,000 students and 700 faculty members. The team is fuelled by passion, with the goal of bringing the university’s digital learning and teaching programs, to focus more on globally-competitive educational outcomes and make the DLSU-D’s e-Learning environment more accessible locally and internationally. In 2013, Jen became one of the Microsoft Education Ambassadors in the Philippines, up to the present and in 2014 she was selected as one of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts worldwide and she still is up to this time. She has been a featured educator in the Microsoft dailyedventures.com, a worldwide Microsoft online magazine that features educators’ unique stories around the globe. In 2015, she was selected as one of the only 2, to represent the Philippines in the Microsoft Global Educator Forum in Seattle Washington in the United States of America. Her involvement in the Microsoft community and her passion for education and technology led her to become a teaching with technology trainer, helping and training teachers in the different parts of the country to become more adept and attuned to utilizing and integrating technology in the classroom in teaching and learning, both in a virtual and face-to-face delivery mode. She had trained hundreds of teachers in different parts of the region coming from both private and public schools and she does it for free as part of her advocacy. She has also been invited to deliver talks on technology education in several occasions and locations in the country.

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