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  • UPOU Launches Development Program for the Ifugao Rice Terraces

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    UPOU contributes to the preservation of world-renowned Ifugao Rice Terraces.


    When the Ifugao Terraces was declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1995, the country renewed its pride for the landscape which it believes to be the ‘8th wonder of the world.’ Six years later, the country was alarmed when UNESCO put the ancient terraces in the list of endangered heritage sites, after threats to its essential values were observed. After some concerted efforts by several institutions to rehabilitate the damaged areas of the...

  • UPOU Celebrates Women’s Month


    UPOU Committee on Gender Concerns leads Women's Month celebration.



    In celebration of the Women’s Month, the UP Open University Committee on Gender Concerns lined up special activities. With the theme “Women Empowerment Towards Equity and Openness,” the celebration kicked off with a “Life Begins @ 40” Forum and another forum on “Gender and Development Policies” on 20 March 2014. The program was opened with a remark from VC Melinda Lumanta, Chair of the UPOU Committee on Gender Concerns. She mentioned the continuing efforts of UPOU in ensuring that gender sensitivity and equality is real...

  • UPOU MOOC wins ANVIL Award

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    First massive open online course in the country receives recognition.


    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed and offered by the UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) was awarded at the 49th Anvil Awards held on 26 February 2014 at Solaire Resort Grand Ballroom.


    The FICS’ first-ever MOOC entitled “Introduction to Mobile Application Development Using Android Platform.” was conferred the Merit Awards in the PR Programs Merit on a Sustained Basis (Education/Literacy Category) . The course was launched in July 2013 through the FICS online platform

  • UPOU Offers ASEAN Studies Graduate Program

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    UPOU is accepting applications for admission to the Graduate Certificate/Master of ASEAN Studies program.

    The Graduate Certificate in /Master of ASEAN Studies have been approved for offering at the UP Open University starting the First Semester AY 2014-2015, which begins in August. The ASEAN Studies Graduate Program intends to promote regional and global understanding about ASEAN Countries from the perspective of ASEAN; increase the ASEAN community’s consciousness of its common historical, cultural, and regional identity; and obtain a balanced perspective in ASEAN studies.

    The Graduate Program is designed for post-baccalaureate...

  • UPOU FICS Conducts MOOCathon

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     FICS provides forum for envisioning UPOU version of massive open online courses.


     The UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) assembled UPOU regular faculty members and officials for the “MOOCathon (Start of an Unending Conversation on MOOCs),” a workshop dedicated to identifying the needs of UPOU in implementing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The activity was held at the UPOU Oblation Hall on 26 February 2014 as part of the UPOU 19th anniversary celebration.

    In her welcome remarks, UPOU Chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso explained the ten global...

  • UPOU’s Calendar Shift Adjusts Admission Deadlines
    Deadlines for application for admission revised under new academic calendar.

    With the UP Board of Regents’approval on the shift of the Academic Calendar for 2014-2015, the UP Open University has adjusted the start of classes along with the deadlines for submission of application for admission to its programs.

    The 1st semester of all semestral programs will start on 23 August 2014. The deadline for submission of application for admission to programs with admission examination such as the PhD in Education and the Master of Public Management, along with the Doctor of Communication program, is on...

  • UPOU 19th Anniversary Celebration

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    UPOU celebrates 19th anniversary with competition, recognition of partners and employees.



    The UP Open University celebrated its 19th Anniversary with the theme “UPOU in the Era of Open Education” on 24, 26-27 February 2014. The anniversary featured a series of events and activities, which started with the opening of Wood Carving and Design Exhibit at the CCDL Auditorium. Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, Chancellor of UP Open University, led the ribbon cutting along with other UPOU officials and the competition judges.


    Part of the celebration is the signing of memoranda of agreements (MOA)...

  • UPOU-FMDS hosts 2nd Wood Design and Carving Competition; Organizes 1st Wood Forum

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    UPOU's Faculty of Management Development Studies promotes wood culture and preservation through competition and forum.


    In line with the UPOU’s celebration of its 19th Anniversary and the World Wood Day, the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) hosted the 2nd Wood Design and Carving Competition on 24 February 2014. The event was made possible in cooperation with the UPOU Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI) and the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS).


    With the theme, “Wood Connections: Wood in a Changing Culture,” the competition was divided into three categorie:Wood Sculpture, Wood Collapsible...

  • OUR Staff Receive Excellent Paper Award

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    UPOU staff members' paper on online student support system recognized in international confab.

    Two staff members from the UPOU Office of the University Registrar, Ms. Percia V. Secreto and Ms. Rhodora Pamulaklakin, received the Excellent Paper Award during the Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE) organized by the Open University of Hong Kong on 16-17 January 2014.


    Their paper entitled “Online student portal: Learners’ support system in an open and distance e-learning environment” reports on the students’ assessment...

  • UPOU to Celebrate its 19th Year

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    UPOU marks its 19th year with a lineup of activities.


    The University of the Philippines Open University is celebrating its 19th year this 2014 with the theme “UPOU in the Era of Open Education.”


    Several activities are lined up. The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) is organizing the 2nd Wood Design and Carving Competition and the 1st Wood Culture Forum on 24 February 2014. The competition will be launched during the UPOU Anniversary program at the UPOU CCDL Auditorium in Los Baños, Laguna.


    The MOOCathon (Start of Unending Conversation on MOOCs) by...


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