BRINGING IN THE members of the Information Technology Equipment (ITE) Department together in order to maximize their proficiency in utilizing multimedia applications, the Bedan Information Technology Society (BITS) conducted their annual “MicroBITS: A Guide to Multimedia Applications” at the Lydia Tan Sy Building last May 24. 

Every year, BITS conducts “MicroBITS: A Guide to Multimedia Applications”, an initiative geared towards empowering academic learners to unleash their full potential in utilizing multimedia tools. 
As one of the speakers for the program, BITS Treasurer Sophia Honrado shared, that This year, we decided to extend our reach by teaching students from the ITE Department about other essential multimedia applications.” 

“We selected Canva and Capcut as the featured applications for the workshop based on the recommendation of our moderator. The idea was to choose free applications, so students wouldn’t need to purchase annual plans,” Honrado added. 

Behind the scenes, the BITS Executive Board led by Marc Ivan Cabrera, John Rhanzel Ebora, Celestine Angela Osea, and Heilly Eunice Vergara, oversaw the preparation and ensured a smooth execution of the event. 
With Brian Armas as host, Honrado alongside Angelique Baylosis, led the Capcut session while Jasmine Faye Escopete led the Canva session which was hosted by Jett Arevalo. 

Escopete highlighted that the participants’ enthusiasm for learning breathed life into the workshop.  
“Some of the things that really stood out during the Canva segment is yung time na the participants were also trying the tips, and yung iba kong shinashare, on their own. It’s really fulfilling to see na they somehow grasped the things I’ve shared sa kanila,” she shared. 

However, the event also faced its challenges. Honrado stated that the Capcut session initially faced a low turnout, with only three participants.  

Regardless, through modifying the program timeframe and garnering the support of fourth-year IT students, the workshop regained its momentum.  
“Although the turnout was less than expected, I didn’t mind as long as the participants who attended were genuinely interested in learning,” Honrado expressed. At the end of the event, the participants were also given the opportunity to showcase their outputs where practical growth and learning were evident.  
Princess Meneses, a participant in the event, shared that “The highlight of the workshop was when we started creating our own outlines. It provided us with the opportunity to apply our learning and showcase our creativity.” 

 “I can confidently say that the participants thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. In fact, one participant specifically mentioned that they would have appreciated more time for us to delve into the teachings, as the allocated two-hour talk felt insufficient,” Honrado elaborated. 
She emphasized their event was more than just a workshop; it was a catalyst for unlocking the untapped creative potential within the Bedan community. 

“Whether it’s editing short videos in Capcut for personal expression or utilizing Canva’s marketing potential, Bedans may use these multimedia tools to make their mark throughout their academic endeavors or beyond,” Honrado concluded. 

(with Rizian Veniz A. Balleta)

Photo courtesy of BITS


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