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UPOU launches youth program for Ifugao Rice Terraces conservation and sustainability

Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, UPOU Chancellor, welcomed all partners and guests to the launch. She coined the term #Y4IRT as the shorter name to the project and explained how the project proves important to the University. Photo from UPOU Facebook page.
The UP Open University launched its latest project, the two-year “Youth Capacity Building and Exchange Program toward Sustainable Development and Conservation of Ifugao Rice Terraces”, on January 24 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
The project, funded by the Mitsui Co., Ltd. Environment Fund and done in collaboration with UP Los Baños, is led by UPOU Faculty of Management …

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UPOU kicks off tributes to Pascual with “#Pasasalamat”

Seated (from left to right): Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Melinda Lumanta, Faculty Regent Patricia Arinto, Mrs. Carmen Pascual, UP President Alfredo Pascual, Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria, former Chancellor Grace Javier AlfonsoStanding (from left to right): ICT Development Office Director Al Librero, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Jean Saludadez, Faculty of Information and Communication Studies Dean Alexander Flor, Information Office Director and Multimedia Center OIC-Director Joane Serrano, and Faculty of Management and Development Studies Dean Primo Garcia. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
The UP Open University (UPOU) paid tribute to outgoing UP President Alfredo Pascual and his team on January 24 …

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UPOU chancellor to head int’l org

UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria. Photo by Misael Bacani
UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria is the next president of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).
Bandalaria was selected at the organization’s 31st executive committee meeting on October 26. This was announced by incumbent AAOU President Yuk-Shan Wong in a press conference held after the meeting. The media event was held before the opening of the 30th AAOU annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Bandalaria told UP News that the selection process began early this year, with UPOU getting nominations from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.
According to …

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UPOU hosts 30th AAOU annual confab

UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria formally opens the conference.Photo by Misael Bacani
The UP Open University (UPOU) hosted the 30th annual conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) on October 26 to29 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. The theme was “Open Education in Asia: Changing Perspectives.”
It was the second time the conference was held in the Philippines, the first in 2000, also hosted by UPOU.
UP President Alfredo Pascual, in his welcome message read by UP VP for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion during the opening ceremony, said that open and distance learning (ODL) is “a crucial tool in the delivery …

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UPOU confers 361 degrees, holds investiture of 4th chancellor

Fists in the air, singing “UP Naming Mahal”. Photo by Misael Bacani
Twin events marked July 30 for the UP Open University (UPOU). It held its 20th commencement exercises and the investiture of its fourth chancellor, Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
In the graduate level of the 361-strong Class of 2016, nine made it to the Chancellor’s List and 12 to the Dean’s List.
UP President Alfredo Pascual, in his speech, addressed both the graduating class and Chancellor Bandalaria.
He told the graduates that an online degree can be an advantage as “employers discern character in those who are …

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UPOU’s NCODeL2015 to be held on 5 November

The 4th National Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (NCODeL2015) will be held on 5-6 November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas, Metro Manila.
The conference is organized by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in cooperation with the Philippine Society for Distance Education (PSDL) and UPOU Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI), for administrators, academics, teachers and researchers of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) and technical and vocational institutions (TVIs) who are engaged or interested in open learning, distance education, and technology-supported learning.
With the theme …

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UP Open University’s online systems disrupted due to Glenda

Students and people making online transactions with the University of the Philippines’ Open University may have to brace for longer waiting times, no thanks to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).
The UP Open University (UPOU), in a post on its social media account, said its website is still down while its Internet connection is unstable due to damage wrought by Glenda.
“Email inquiries and other processes requiring online activity will take longer than expected,” it said on its Facebook page.
Also, it said first trimester and first semester applicants may expect the results of their applications via email until July 31.
UPOU is headquarters in Los …

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UPOU Disaster Risk Management MOOC in the Pipeline

The UP Open University (UPOU) has been planning for the development of a massive open online course (MOOC) on disaster risk management even before Typhoon Yolanda devastated central Philippines.
According to Prof. Primo Garcia, UPOU Information Office director, the “Yolanda experience” has reiterated the need for a more concerted and proactive approach to natural disaster management. This is why the planned MOOC will be offered for free so that it can equip more individuals and institutions in meeting and overcoming challenges in disaster management.
Apart from this, UPOU’s response to the typhoon’s aftermath started last 13 November 2013, when the Faculty of …

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Message for UP Open University Commencement Exercises

Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso delivers the graduation message. Photo provided by the UPOU Information Office.
In 2003, Arnaldo Amoscoso, Jr., who hails from Eastern Samar, graduated from UPOU with a Diploma in Mathematics Teaching. As representative of the graduating class, he uttered these words in his message, and I quote:
“We all know of the story of a ‘probinsyano’ who ekes out a college degree from a provincial state college and who, after graduation, looks for a job to keep body and soul together and to help the family survive. Soon he gets married but stays in the same job in the …

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UP adopts new academic calendar for 2014

The University of the Philippines has adopted, on a pilot basis, the shift in its academic calendar starting August 2014.
Recognizing the need to pilot test the shift, the UP Board of Regents approved the start of the school year in August 2014 in the following campuses: UP Manila, UP Los Banos, UP Baguio, UP Visayas, UP Mindanao, UP Open University and the UP College in Cebu.
The seven (7) campuses completed consultations over the past year and have written the Board of Regents that they are ready to shift their calendar to facilitate academic exchanges, joint research, quality assurance benchmarking, and …

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