The research paper of Jenilyn L. Agapito, Jonathan DL Casano, and Joshua C. Martinez, entitled "Xiphias: A Competitive Classroom Control System to Facilitate the Gamification of Academic Evaluation of Novice C++ Programmers" won the Best Paper Award during the International Symposium on Computing for Education (ISCE 2014) held at Crown Regency, Boracay, last October 24-25, 2014. Agapito, Casano, and Martinez explore the gamification of instruction with respect to the evaluation of students' programming deliverables. They do this through Xiphias, a web software they developed for the use of students beginning to learn how to program using the C++ programming language. It is their intent to enhance engagement and learning of students through Xiphias. Agapito, Casano, and Martinez are faculty members of the Department of Computer Science.
The ISCE 2014 is organized by the Philippine Society of IT Educators, Inc. Another paper co-authored by Joshua Martinez with Wenyville N. Galang of Bicol University entitled "Multi-Path Learning Evaluation Tool for Educators" was also presented during ISCE 2014. Two papers authored by faculty members of the Digital Arts and Computer Animation were also presented during the said Symposium. The papers are "Towards the Creation of the Production Workflow of an Inspired 3D Animated Short" authored by Omar P. Aguilar and Fr. Danilo B. Isidro, SJ, and "Visual Communication Using Motion Design for Infographics" authored by John Francis Laurin V. Bozar and Fr. Danilo B. Isidro, SJ.