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  • Gender Seminar Features Men’s Health

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    It's men's turn: Health issues facing adult males tackled in a gender seminar.


    After the Women’s Month Celebration in March 2014, the UPOU Committee on Gender Concerns found it necessary to discuss the health issues of adult males. On 11 August 2014, the UPOU Committee on Gender Concerns conducted the Men’s Health Check Seminar at the Centennial Center for Digital Learning (CCDL) Auditorium, UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.

    Asst. Prof. Finaflor Taylan, PDA for Gender Concerns and...

  • UPOU Conducts Seminar on Combatting Coconut Pests



    UPOU hosts seminar on organic approaches to addressing coconut pest problem.


    UPOU Organic Agriculture (OA) graduates, in cooperation with the Save the Coconut Movement and the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), spearheaded a seminar-workshop on “How to Raise Coccinelids and Parasitoids to Combat Cocolisap and other Coconut pests” in their Let's Talk it Over Seminar Series held on 27 June 2014 at the UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. The seminar was attended by scientists, students, and coconut farmers.


  • UPOU Offers e-Service Management Program as MOOCs

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    UPOU and the business process management industry expand talent pool for the BPM sector through massive open online courses.


    The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), in partnership with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), officially launches the offering of e-Service Management Program (e-SMP) as massive open online courses (MOOCs).


    e-SMP is an industry designed program that aims to address the skills shortage in high growth service industries primarily in the IT-BPM sector. The program...

  • 2nd ICODeL a Success

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    ICODeL 2014 gathers open and distance e-learning practitioners, administrators, and advocates in biggest confab of its kind in the country.

    The Second International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL2014) conducted in 18-20 June 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City was a success. With the theme “Universities in an Era of Open...

  • FMDS Holds Closing and Awarding Ceremonies for Non-formal Course Graduates

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    131 graduate from non-formal and continuing education courses.


    The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) awarded certificates of completion to 131 graduates of 7 FMDS non-formal courses during the Awarding and Closing Ceremony on 14 June 2014 at the CCDL Auditorium, UP Open University in Los Baños, Laguna. These courses are Caring for Children with Special Needs (CSSN), Introduction to e-Commerce (eCom), New Enterprise Planning (NEP), Organic Agriculture (OA), Personal Entrepreneurial Development (PED), Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (RCRANRM),...

  • FMDS Let’s Talk It Over on “"How to Raise Coccinelids and Parasitoids to Combat Cocolisap and Other Coconut Pests"

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    The UP Open University’s Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), in cooperation with Save the Coconut Movement, is conducting a seminar-workshop on “How to raise coccinelids and parasitoids to combat cocolisap and other coconut pests” on 27 June 2014 at UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna.

    The workshop aims to show and teach the participants a more simplified, practical and easily adaptable way of raising predators and parasitoids against coconut scale insects specifically Aspidiotus rigidus and Brontispa longissima, the most destructive pests currently threatening the coconut industry, on which millions of...

  • UPOU Facing up to the OER Challenge

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    UPOU holds forum on proposed Open Educational Resources polices and strategies.

    The UPOU Faculty and Research Personnel gathered to discuss the proposal on Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy and Strategies on 5 June 2014 at the Oblation Hall, UPOU HQ, Los Baños, Laguna. The policy forum intended to clarify the conception of OER and its roles and applications in the operations of UPOU as an open university, based on the draft policy document prepared by the OER Task Force Committee.


  • UPOU to hold 2nd International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning


     UPOU prepares for international confab on openness in higher education.


    The UP Open University (UPOU), in cooperation with the Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL) and the UPOU Foundation Inc. (UPOUFI), is organizing the 2nd International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (ICODeL) on 18-20 June 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.


    ICODeL 2014 will feature following plenary speakers: Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of The Commonwealth of Learning (COL); Professor Rory McGreal, UNESCO/COL Chair in Open Educational Resources and Professor of Athabasca University; Professor Tian Belawati, President of the International...

  • UPOU Faculties of Studies Hold Recognition Rites

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    UPOU's Faculties of Studies honor their exemplary and graduating students.


    UP Open University Faculty Offices held their recognition programs for their graduates on 02 May 2014 at the UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna.

    Dean Patricia Arinto welcomed the 85 graduating students of the Faculty of Education (FEd) – 18 from the undergraduate programs, 67 from the diploma and master's programs and one from the Doctor of Philosophy in Education. Leading this year’s FEd graduating class were Percival Byron S. Bueser (Chancellor's List, Diploma in...

  • Chancellor Alfonso Speaks to the UPOU Class of 2014

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    Chancellor Grace Alfonso talks about openness in education in an open world at UPOU's 18th Commencement Exercises.



    The UP Open University held its 19th Commencement Exercises on 03 May 2014 at the UPOU Oblation Park, Los Baños, Laguna. With 200 of the 293 graduates in attendance, the processional started as the sun began its descent. Hearts swelled with pride as each graduate inched closer to the stage and to receiving their diplomas.

    Dr. Melinda F. Lumanta, UPOU Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,...


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