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UPOU's Faculty of Education to offer free online bridge courses in Math, English, and Online Learning Skills.

The Faculty of Education (FEd) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is offering free online bridge courses in Math, English, and Online Learning Skills as FEd’s contribution to UPOU’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2015.

The free online bridge courses, which will run for 4-5 weeks, will open on 14 March 2015. This course opening falls on Open Education Week 2015, which is organized by the Open Education Consortium to celebrate the global open education movement.

The online bridge courses are:

Bridge Math @UPOU

A four-week course to improve the participants’ foundation skills in Mathematics

Bridge English @UPOU

A four-week course to review writing mechanics and grammar in English to prepare for English Communication at the college level

Online Learning Skills @UPOU

A five-week course focusing on developing study skills for effective online learning in a distance education context

The online bridge courses are offered initially to applicants to UPOU’s undergraduate programs in 2014 and 2015. The courses will be offered to the general public in subsequent offerings. (AKMarcial)

UPOU prioritizes gender and development with the establishment of the Office of Gender Concerns and the Gender Focal Point System.

The UP Open University’s proposal to institutionalize the UPOU Gender Focal Point System and Office of Gender Concerns was finally approved by the UP Board of Regents (BOR) on its…

Read more: BOR Approves Creation of UPOU Gender Focal Point System and Office of Gender Concerns

UPOU celebrates the past and looks into the future as it marks its 20th year.

The UP Open University is turning 20 on 23 February 2015. This year’s theme will be "OURevolution," which is a celebration of UPOU’s evolution as an open university and reaffirmation of its commitment to making…

Read more: UPOU to Celebrate 20th Year

21st Century Education in an Open World