As an open and distance learning institution, the UP Open University supports efforts that make education more accessible to more people. It recognizes Open Educational Resources (OER) as key to its mandate to promote lifelong learning and provide access to quality education through the use of distance education materials and technologies. The UPOU shares its open access learning materials through the UPOU Networks, a web-based platform for educational resources in rich media. Through the creation and distribution of OER, UPOU contributes to spreading the benefits of to a larger segment of the community.