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We have three undergraduate and 27 graduate programs to choose from.



Learn about the mode of learning and what makes UPOU different.

UPOU espouses Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) - a worldview that combines the philosophy of open learning, the pedagogies of distance education, and the technology of eLearning. This worldview guides UPOU's mode of teaching. The key features of DE as practiced at UPOU are:

  • Students and teachers at UPOU are separated from each other by space and time. They do not meet face-to-face in a physical classroom to conduct regular classes.

  • Students partake in an asynchronous learning. They undertake guided independent study using the learning package especially designed by the faculty in charge. The learning package includes course materials, course guide, activity guides, resources and other information a student needs for learning.

  • UPOU utilizes an open source learning management system (LMS) as its virtual classroom. This is other otherwise known as MyPortal.

  • To enhance interaction and discussion, the faculty in charge uses various online collaboration and communication tools available today.

  • Final examinations are conducted either face to face at designated learning and testing centers, or online.

21st Century Education in an Open World