UPOU to Celebrate its 19th Year
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...
UP Open University Helps Yolanda Survivors
Updates on UPOU's fund drive for typhoon Yolanda survivors.
In response to Typhoon Yolanda’s hefty blows over the Visayas last year, the UP Open University launched a donation drive in November 2013 for the affected Filipinos.
Spearheaded by the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) Social Mobilization Committee and the Social Work Program, UPOU was able to collect a total cash donation of Php 67,483.85 from its faculty and staff members, students, and from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. This was done in cooperation with the UPOU Foundation, Inc.
UPOU students and staff members...
Chancellor Alfonso Tackles Open and Distance Education Issues
UPOU Chancellor Grace Alfonso invited to speak on open and distance e-learning and transitional education in several confabs.
Over the last quarter of 2013, a number of universities and organizations invited Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, Chancellor of the UP Open University, to speak about trends and issues in higher education, particularly about Distance Education (DE), Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL), Transnational Education (TNE) and the UPOU experience through the changing times.
As one of the leading DE experts in the region, she was invited to Tianjin Open University...
UPOU invites entries to Wood Design Contest
UPOU calls for entries to competition in wood collapsible house design, wood furniture, and wood carving.
The UP Open University, in cooperation with the UPOU Foundation, Inc. and the International Wood Society, is organizing “Wood Connections: Wood in a Changing Culture” on 24 February 2014 as part of the celebration of the International Wood Day and UPOU’s 19th Founding Anniversary.
The event will be highlighted by competitions in wood collapsible house design, wood furniture, and woodcarving. 3D models and design plans for the collapsible house as well as furniture and woodcarving entries must...
UPOU Course on Solid Waste Management Receives Quality Assurance Certification
e-Course on Solid Waste Management for Local Government Units (LGUs) awarded with ECBCheck Certification for eLearning Programme Quality.
UPOU Faculty and REPS Receive International Publication Awards
UP recognizes internationally published UPOU academic staff members.
The UP Office of the President, in cooperation with the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, recognized UP staff members who have published in reputable academic publications in the past three years in a ceremony held on 27 November 2013 at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gisela P....
UPOU Registrar awarded as UP Scientist
Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao conferred the title of UP Scientist I.
Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao, Associate Professor of UP Open University, was one of the select UP academics recognized recently by the UP System for their exemplary accomplishments in scientific research and publication.
Dr. Bagarinao, who is also currently UPOU’s University Registrar, received his award as University Scientist 1 under the U.P Scientific Productivity System on 17 December 2013 at the Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The ceremony was a joint awarding for the UP Artist and UP Scientist Awardees.
Dr. Bagarinao is one of the...
MPM Graduating Student Third in the CES Written Exam
UPOU graduating student Ermin V. Lucino ranks 3rd in the Career Executive Service Board examination.
Ermin V. Lucino, a graduating student of the Master of Public Management (MPM) of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UP Open University, is the third on the top of the list who took the June 2,2013 Career Executive Service Board examination. He got a rating of 87.69% in the written exam.
Mr. Lucino is the Planning Officer IV of the Santa Rosa City Planning and Development Office.
He and the rest of the board passers are now...
FMDS Offers Satoyama Online (Living in Harmony with Nature)
The University of the Philippines Open University’s Faculty of Management and Development Studies offers Satoyama Online (Living in Harmony with Nature) as part of its Human Resources Development Program for the Sustainable Development of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) on 25 January-17 May 2014 and on 19 July-08 November 2014.
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...