Dr. Ferdinand Blancaflor Pitagan was a Monbukagusho (Japanese Government Scholarship) scholar from 2005 to 2010. He is a graduate (March 2010) of International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.
He was a research fellow at Tokyo Gakugei University (2005-2006) and at Institute for Educational Research and Service (IERS), International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan (2010-2012); a special science teacher at Philippine Science High School (1997-2004); and a professional trainer for the Cisco Networking Academy; project leader of the Asian Graduate School Forum; an educational technology consultant of UP Information Technology Training Center (UP-ITTC) and Philippine Science High School System; and the eLearning Team Leader of the Cloud Top Project of the Department of Education and Department of Science & Technology under the leadership of the Philippine Development (PhilDev) Foundation. He has done extensive research and written numerous articles about education, technology, and society. Furthermore, he has done various international/national research presentations; and received several international/national awards.
At present, he is an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD), College of Education, teaching educational technology and research courses, a consultant of the Department of Education, and a member of Sage Open Editorial Board.