Ms. Rhonna Marie Vereña, a University Researcher in the Faculty of Education (FEd), University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has been appointed on 6 June 2019 as the Director of the newly established UPOU Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Office. Director Verena said that the programs that shall be undertaken by UPOU Pahinungod Office are still being firmed-up. As an initial step, the Pahinungod Office is now conducting an inventory of its existing partners, available resources, and profiles of current students and alumni. The office shall also review existing university activities that can be classified as UPOU's Pahinungod projects. Ms. Vereña [...]
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The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS), together with the UPOU Alumni Foundation, Inc. (UPOUAFI), held a Special Masterclass, featuring the topic "Understanding Personal Construct Theory." Dr. Antonio G. Moran, a retired Associate Professor and former Dean from the University of the Philippines Mindanao, served as thought leader. The event was held on 25 June 2019 at the Oblation Hall, UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. During the masterclass, Dr. Moran explained Personal Construct Theory (PCT) through the psychology lens. He expounded on how the psychology of worldviews, the future, and the concepts [...]
The Multimedia Center (MC) held a 2-day training on videography from 24 to 25 June 2019 at the UPOU AudioVisual Room, UPOU headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna. The Training on Videography is one of the capability training programs of the Multimedia Center for the year 2019. The said training is aimed at teaching the basics of videography for the production of multimedia learning objects. The program has three modules -- videography using 1) a high-definition camera (HD); 2) a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera; and 3) a mobile phone camera. Mr. Alejandro Zamora of the MC was the speaker on [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) held the 2nd FICS MeetUPs on 13 June 2019, at the UPOU Oblation Hall, Los Banos, Laguna. Following the success of the MeetUPs in March 2019, FICS continued the initiative through the second MeetUPs aimed toward staff empowerment and knowledge sharing. with Ms. Emelyn Furio and Mr. Efraime Cruz as resource speakers. Ms. Furio, started off with the topic on How Can I Help? A Guide to Basic Student Support Services, in relation to her experiences as the student support staff of FICS . This [...]
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) representative, Mr. Enrico L. Torres, Frontline Services Division Staff Officer III, conducted a re-orientation and briefing on the basic services of GSIS with UPOU employees on 17 June 2019 at the Audiovisual Room, UP Open University, Los Banos, Laguna. Mr. Torres was accompanied by Mr. Jose Cresencio H. Garcia, Acting Officer I, Billing, Collection and Reconciliation Division (BCRD). The activity served to review and update employees on the basic social security benefits inclusive of GSIS membership. Around 60 employees attended the said program. The speaker presented updates on loan restructuring and status revalidation through [...]
UPOU partners with University of Plymouth to host international conference on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Developmentsuperadmin2019-06-27T16:03:24+08:00
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), in partnership with the University of Plymouth (UK) and the CogNovo Foundation for Cognitive Innovation, is hosting the Off the Lip 2020 Conference on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development. This will be held on the 24th and 25th of January 2020 at the UP Open University in Los Baños, Laguna as part of the UPOU’s 25th Anniversary activities in 2020. The Off the Lip 2020 aims to highlight the role that cognitive innovation and other radically multidisciplinary research approaches might play in addressing sustainable development issues. Researchers from all disciplines and from [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) was recognized for its unwavering passion and dedication to community-based extension work during the recently concluded eLearning Forum Asia (eLFAsia) 2019. The event, which was held on 29-31 May 2019 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, served as a venue to advance knowledge of the use of information technology in teaching and learning in the Asian educational community. Themed (R)evolution of (R)eLearning, eLFA 2019 welcomed paper presentations on interactive learning technology, open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses (MOOCs), eLearning pedagogy, and big data in education, among others. There were also [...]
The UP Open University is now accepting applicants for the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant effective 1st Trimester AY2019-2020. Only one slot is available. Undergraduate students (except freshmen) with a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 1.75 are eligible to apply for this grant. Interested students may download the application form at the Office of Student Affairs website. Further information and other requirements can be found also on the website. Applicants are advised to scan and e-mail their application forms and other supporting documents at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 14 June 2019. For inquiries, contact the Scholarship and Financial Services Program [...]