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UPOU and PLDT conduct training on ICT for master teachers.

A new batch of Master trainers from 20 DEPEd Schools Divisions from all over the country was oriented and trained to lead in the training of teachers and students from participating schools in their respective divisions.

This kicks off the 3rd Infoteach Outreach Program which was held on 16-17 September 2015 at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna. A total of 169 public high schools and 36 municipalities will participate in the training. There will also be participants from the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and the out-of-school youth (OSYs).

The program hopes to train Filipino to be globally competitive. "We want to see Filipinos who are globally competitive especially in this period of national integration," according to Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, Dean of Faculty of Information and Communication Studies of the UP Open University.

"Digital literacy is our tool to be digitally literate and to be competitive. That is why we have this training program," she said.

The training program was also graced by Mr. Mike Mejia, PLDT Area Manager of Calamba City. He praised and thanked the teachers for continuously developing new professionals. He also reminded the teachers of their responsibility to equip children with the necessary skills on information technology and to prepare them for 21st learning. He also asked the teachers to guide the children for them to have a better use of technology.

The partnership between the UP Open University's Faculty of Information Studies (FICS), the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Intel-Philippines, the Department of Education (DEPEd) and Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), was signed on 24 August 2015 at PLDT Innolab, Manadaluyong City. (Eleanor Payawal-Manipol)

UPOU to conduct conference for higher education institutions and vocational institutes on open and distance e-learning (ODeL) concepts and subsystems.

The 4thNational Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (NCODeL2015) will be held on 5-6 November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas, Metro Manila. The conference is organized…

Read more: NCODeL2015 slated in November

UPOU conducts awareness seminar on the West Valley Fault for affected towns and cities in Laguna.

In an attempt to contribute to the disaster preparedness of Laguna for the predicted movement of the West Valley Fault, the UP Open University organized a seminar on it on 26 August 2015 at…

Read more: UPOU Helps Prepare Laguna for West Valley Fault Movement, Conducts Seminar

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