UPOU Chancellor Speaks in Malaysian Seminar
Dr Grace J. Alfonso shares experiences in online teaching and learning in a seminar in Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso lectured on UP Open University’s experiences in in Open and Distance e-Learning on 1 November 2013 at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia.
Chancellor Alfonso mentioned the opportunities and challenges to universities worldwide brought about by the advent of the digital era and recent developments in the global economy. Higher educational institutions should respond to the changes and consider alternative modes of educational delivery, including e-learning.
She also shared the principles of...
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Chancellor Alfonso pushes for MOOCs in the New Educational Landscape
Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso shares UPOU's experience in offering the first MOOCs in the country.
Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso presented UPOU’s experience in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the recent “Forum on MOOCs” organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) held on 10 October 2013 at the NEDA Building, Makati City.
The forum was organized to discuss the possibility of Philippine Higher Education Institutions adopting MOOCs, an online based courses that are open to unlimited number of students. The forum was attended by representatives from different universities.
Chancellor Alfonso illustrated how MOOCs...
UPOU Student places 2nd in Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam
Crisanto Chua shares his experiences as a Diploma in Land Valuation and Management student after placing 2nd in the Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam.
Crisanto E. Chua, Diploma in Land Valuation and Management (DLVM) student of the UP Open University, placed second out of 1282 examinees in the PRC Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Examination in July 2013. Cris Chua rated 85.0%, 0.05% shy of the first place.
Cris Chua has been a businessman for more than 10 years and is currently a licensed Stock Broker,...
Online Course on Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) are now accepting applications from those interested to enroll in their joint Online Course on Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (RCRANRM) scheduled on 5 October 2013 to 10 January 2014.
The online course is geared towards those who are about to start active involvement in, or are relatively new at implementing, climate change adaptation initiatives in the agriculture and natural resources sector. Lecturers include members of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) such as Dr. Rodel...
CHANCELLOR ALFONSO’s TALKS in KOREA; CHED
Chancellor Grace Alfonso speaks in forums in September.
UPOU Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso delivered speeches at the ASEAN Cyber University (ACU) in Korea and at a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Workshop in September 2013.
1st ACU Project Round Table Meeting
On 02-05 September 2013, the Chancellor attended the 1st ACU Project Round Table Meeting and Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Education on e-Learning Korea 2013: Conference and Expo in Seoul, Republic of Korea with UPOU Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Melinda Lumanta.
In a presentation entitled “Open and Distance eLearning at UP Open...
Chancellor Alfonso awarded UP Artist I (2012-2014)
Chancellor Grace Alfonso conferred the UP Artist I Award anew.
UP Open University Chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso was once again conferred the title UP Artist I for the year 2012-2014 on 07 August 2013 at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The award was approved at the 1289th UP Board of Regents Meeting on 29 July 2013.
A professor of film and mass communication at the University of the Philippines' College of Mass Communication, Chancellor Alfonso has been previously conferred the UP Arts Productivity System Award in Film in 2009...
UPOU Participates in LBSCFI’s Syensaya 2013
UPOU joins in the celebration of the National S&T Week 2013.
The UP Open University, together with the rest of the Los Baños Science Community Foundation Inc. (LBSCFI), celebrated the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) through Syensaya, the Los Banos Science Festival on 31 July 2013 to 02 August 2013.
Syensaya is a banner program of the LBSCFI to celebrate the National Science and Technology Week. This year’s Syensaya is composed of the Wonderama: Science Discovery Exhibit on 31 July to 02 August held at the UPLB Copeland Gymnasium; the Technology Forum or “Talakayan” on 01...
UPOU Announces Digital Competition Winners
Winners of the UPOU Digital Video Competition – Take Two and the UPOU Digital Photography Competition 2013 named.
The UP Open University has revealed the winners for the UPOU Digital Video Competition – Take Two and the Digital Photography Competition 2013.
“Huni Kainadto (Melody of the Past)” by Rhyndl Nephi-Z Luczon, a Master of Development Communication (MDC) student, won the Best Documentary and Most Elderly Sensitive Award. The video provides a glimpse into the equally melancholic and uplifting life of 81-year old Nanay Sol in an aged care facility.
UPOU @ the UP Alumni Council Meeting
UPOU and UPOUAFI participate in annual meeting in support of UP alumni initiatives.
Officials from the UPOU Alumni Foundation Inc. (UPOUAFI) and the UP Open University attended the UP Alumni Council Meeting on 21 June 2013 at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.
The UPOUAFI was represented by Ms. Dina Imatong, Vice-President, Ms. Luisa Gelisan, Secretary and Mr. Jerry Donato, Public Relations Officer. Mr. Dave Torres attended for UPOUAFI President Juan Miguel Zubiri.
The UPOU delegation included UPOU Chancellor Grace Javier-Alfonso, Dr. Melinda Lumanta, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Primo Garcia,...