PCCR Launches G Suite Ambassador Program
By: Eduard M. Solomon | July 26, 2017
On June 13, 2017, the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) launched the “PCCR G Suite Ambassador Program” with the aim of spreading knowledge and awareness within PCCR of Google's G Suite for Education platform, including its library of online productivity apps and the use of Chromebook computers. The program was developed and spearheaded by PCCR’s ICT division and was targeted at selected "Ambassador Candidates" from different organizational units.
The initial pilot was meant to be a small-scale experimental run of the full ambassador program whose primary duty is "to learn so they can teach". Ambassador Candidates are expected to assist the ICT division in training other faculty and non-faculty employees in the use of the G Suite applications.
For the duration of the five-week pilot program, Ambassador Candidates were provided with individual Chromebooks and were allowed to use them. Once a week, a two-hour session was facilitated by Mr. Marco Angelo B. Lim, director of the ICT division, where the Ambassador Candidates were given hands-on training on the different G Suite applications and their related tools and services. A Google Classroom was also set up by the ICT division where the Ambassador Candidates submitted their assigned tasks as output during their training.
The last day of the training sessions was held on July 14, 2017, which marked the end of the pilot program and the beginning of the candidates’ stints as official PCCR G Suite Ambassadors. Director Lim reiterated that as PCCR G Suite Ambassadors, their task now is to cascade what they have learned from the program to the personnel of their respective organizational units.