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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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UPOU celebrates 20 years as achiever of UP mandates

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University President Chailerd Pichitpornchai presents the UP Open University, represented by Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso, with a traditional Thai print, at the launch of UPOU’s 20th anniversary celebrations on February 24, 2015 at the UPOU Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
“UPOU is quite young and yet it rivals the older CUs in the achievement of our purpose as the national university—to perform our unique and distinctive leadership in higher education and development,” UP President Alfredo Pascual said in his message for the celebration of the UP Open University’s 20th anniversary.
Read by Vice President for Administration Maragtas Amante at …

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ASEAN open universities add voices to ASEAN Studies

UP Open University Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso delivers her keynote on ASEAN Studies, presenting UPOU’s “Art in the ASEAN Region” course, at the International Symposium on ASEAN Studies on February 24, 2014 at the UPOU headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. Listening at the front table are International Rice Research Institute Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships Bruce Tolentino, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, and UP Vice President for Administration Maragtas Amante.
Five open universities in ASEAN met in UP to help enrich the young field of ASEAN Studies, which they consider a vital …

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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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Call for paper proposals: International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning

The UP Open University (UPOU), UPOU Foundation Inc, (UPOUFI) and the Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL) are hosting the 2nd International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) on 19-20 June 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
With the theme “Universities in an Era of Open Education,” the conference seeks paper proposals on the following sub-themes: open online courses (MOOCs, OOCs, MOUCs, and MODeLs); open educational resources (OER), open courseware, open textbooks; flexible learning; open educational practices, open pedagogies, open teaching; the Semantic Web, personal learning environments, and other open learning spaces and technologies; mobile learning; assessment and accreditation …

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