SIFORDI = C4D (Communication for Development)

Overcoming challenges as an online learner

I consider being and feeling alone as my biggest challenge as an online learner. As online learners, we often do assignments alone, we study alone and even take our exams alone. While I truly love the fact that I can follow this study while having a fulltime job and a freelancing career, I sometimes do miss just sharing experiences with my classmates in a “real” non-virtual world. Human contact helps a lot especially in stressful times.

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Generating visuals for communication materials

Creating one’s own graphics for communication materials is only as difficult as one wants it to be. Our third FIC (faculty-in-charge)-marked assignment for DEVC207 (Multimedia Communication) called for the creation … Continue reading

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Training the eyes for photography

Much is expected from today’s communication professionals. Not only do they have to know how to communicate purposively, they also have to keep up with the latest technological updates in … Continue reading

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Communication via the print medium

Portfolio 1 for DEVC206 this semester called for a collection of different communication materials from straight news to feature stories, leaflets, posters, what have you. Since I already practice writing … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Development communication and the internet

It’s time once again for presentations. The topic assigned to me is the relationship between development communication and internet. Should development communication professionals use the internet in the practice of … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second semester begins!

The second semester for 2013 begins. This happens as the Philippines mourns lost loved ones caused by Typhoon Yolanda and the 7.1-strong earthquake last month. These events brought me to think about … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Realizations in development communication

It took me a very long time to find the master’s programme that is fit for me. Maybe because I had the following criteria all set: it has to be … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrap it up!

Social marketing and mobilisation revolves around changing a behaviour. To launch a campaign that is aimed at such is not so easy since one is already faced with a question … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

How safe is your sex life?

It is almost the end of the term for DEVC208 (Social marketing and mobilisation) and every group is assigned a project. Group B1 is focusing on promoting safe sex to … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Working together for social good

Our professor Ms Melinda Bandalaria called social marketing and mobilisation the heart of development communication. And she may just be right as any development communication programme may never be successful … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The practice of DevComm

MODULE 11. DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION PRACTICE OBJECTIVES At the end of this module, you should be able to: describe the five areas of development communication practice; and discuss the traits of … Continue reading

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DevComm in my own words

MODULE 9. DEFINITIONS OBJECTIVES At the end of this module, you should be able to: explain the concept of development communication in your own words; discuss the uniqueness and similarity … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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