Alumnus in Focus: Alexander O. Tuazon
Master of Distance Education graduate delivers message on behalf of the UPOU graduating class of 2013.
Touching Minds, Touching Lives, Touching Communities
(Message delivered by Alexander O. Tuazon, Master of Distance Education 2012, at the 17th UPOU Commencement Exercises on May 4, 2013)
I come before you humbled by the opportunity and awed by the responsibility to speak for a field of graduates, half of who are younger than my children. Perhaps, it is a demonstration that in life long learning, age does not matter, made possible by UPOU.
By now, after attending a number of graduation ceremonies, we already know that a commencement exercise, contrary...
UPOU to Graduate 244 in 2013
UPOU is set for the most important event in the university's calendar.
The University of the Philippines Open University will be holding its 17th Commencement Exercises on 04 May 2013 at the UPOU Oblation Park in Los Baños, Laguna. Two hundred forty-four students will be conferred their degrees in 19 UPOU programs. Commissioner Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista of the Commission on Higher Education is this year’s guest speaker.
Each year, UPOU holds its commencement exercises on the first Saturday of May. Students from all over the country and abroad who have completed their degrees are invited...
Green UPOU’s Solar-powered Streetlights
UPOU's Centennial Park brightens with 'green' street lights.
The UP Open University reiterated its commitment to a greener environment by installing 16 Solar-powered Light-emitting Diode (LED) streetlamps along the Centennial Park in its Headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna.
According to a conference paper recently presented by Assistant Professor Consuelo Habito of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies and Engr. Don Irwin Caeg of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the depletion of the earth’s non-renewable resources heightens the need for more sustainable power sources. Solar-powered cells offer a clean energy option...
UPOU inks MOA with SMART for Mobile Apps and Technopreneurship Course Development
Mobile apps development and technopreneurship shall be UPOU's first MOOC offerings.
The UP Open University and SMART Communications Inc., signed a memorandum of agreement on co-developing courses on Android Mobile Application Development and Technopreneurship effective for two years starting 20 February 2013.
The course materials, which will be developed through the Creative Commons framework, will also be made available to Universities of SMART and other partner colleges that may want to offer the courses as electives.
The non-formal courses will be eventually delivered through online learning. As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),...
Dr. Librero appointed Professor Emeritus
Dr. Felix Librero is the first UPOU professor to receive the honorific title.
On the 1298th Meeting of the UP Board of Regents on 28 February 2013, Prof. Felix Librero was appointed as Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).
The University of the Philippines defines a Professor Emeritus as “an ideal academic, a true scholar and a master of his field shown by productive service, marked distinction and an infectious and untiring zeal to convince and help others attain academic excellence.”
Dr. Librero is Professor 12 under the Faculty of Education...
UPOU Holds Wood Carving Competition
UPOU supports Laguna and Pampanga artists through wood carving competition and exhibit.
The University of the Philippines Open University co-sponsored a wood carving competition and exhibit entitled “Wood: Art, Joy and Culture” on 21 March 2013 at the ICTDO Building in Diliman, Quezon City.
Organized through the support of the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and the UPOU Foundation, Inc., the event is in observance of the International Wood Day and part of the activities lined up in celebration of UPOU’s 18th year.
Dr. Consuleo Habito spearheaded the activity with assistance from the UPOU Faculty...
UPOU to launch i-Pinay and i-Live
UPOU to launch initiatives on digital literacy for women and wellness promotion in the workplace.
The University of the Philippines Open University will launch women empowering initiatives “i-Pinay” and “i-Live” on 22 March 2013, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the UPOU Multimedia Center Theater, National Computer Center (NCC) Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Dubbed “Connecting Women. Technology. Health,” the launch is part of the celebration of UPOU’s 18th Anniversary and the International Women’s Month.
i-Pinay is an offshoot of UPOU’s Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign in collaboration with Intel Philippines and...
6th RTD on “The Openness of Open Universities”
UPOU academics and researchers discuss issues on Open Educational Resources.
The UP Open University held the 6th Round Table Discussion (RTD) on “The Openness of Open Universities,” focusing on the issue of Open Educational Resources (OER), on 12 March 2013 at the UPOU Headquarters.
The first topic “Sustainable Open Educational Resources: Issues and Prospects” was presented by Assoc. Prof. Primo Garcia and University Researchers Ms. Alvie Simonette Alip and Ms. Joane Serrano. Drawing from the lessons they have identified from their case study of Vibal Foundation’s open knowledge initiatives, they discussed the concepts and models of...
UPOU Honors Employees for Research, Publication and Service
Awards given to UPOU staff for achievements in research, international publication, and dedicated service.
On its 18th anniversary celebration held on 20 February 2013, the UP Open University paid recognition to its faculty, REPS and staff members who received Faculty Research Grants, got published internationally, or have rendered service to the university for a number of years.
The following were recognized for being awarded the first round of Faculty Research Grant (FRG) on 17 July 2012:
UPOU’s 18th Anniversary Celebration
UPOU focuses on connecting minds, lives, and communities on its 18th foundation day.
On 20 February 2013, the UP Open University celebrated its 18 years of existence as the cyber campus of the National University.
The Anniversary Programme, held in the morning, was opened by Vice Chancellor Melinda Lumanta’s welcome remarks. She explained the context of the year’s theme “Connecting… Minds. Lives. Communities.,” as a time for UPOU “to explore the redefined roles of teachers and students in a networked world and the impact of ICTs as fundamental drivers of...