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 [...]
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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 [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University Faculty of Management and Development Studies (UPOU-FMDS) held a Let's Talk It Over (LTIO) forum titled Crafting Futures in the Digital World: Women's Journeys into the Workplace on 30 May 2019 at the UPOU Oblation Hall in Los Banos, Laguna and live streamed over UPOU Networks. In attendance were members and representatives from UPOU, Philippine Normal University, Adamson University(AdU), University of Glasgow, Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) in Glasgow, University of Kurdistan, Global Challenges Research Fund in United Kingdom, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in the Arabic States, [...]
The Faculty of Information and Communication Studies - University of the Philippines Open University (FICS-UPOU), in collaboration with the UPOU Alumni Foundation, Inc. (UPOUAFI), held a Master Class on Appreciating the Numbers in Communication Research: Statistical Methods and Analysis, with Dr. Nancy E. Añez- Tandang as resource speaker. Dr. Añez-Tandang is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics (InStat), of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Statistics, cum laude, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics programs from UPLB. In this masterclass Dr. Añez-Tandang shared the importance of appreciating the statistics [...]
FEd-MDE Alumna among expert speakers at the Second International Biennial Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)superadmin2019-06-18T13:55:42+08:00
Ms. Sherilyn Sia, a Master of Distance Education (MDE) graduate offered by the Faculty of Education (FEd) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), served as one of the speakers during the Second International Biennial Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) held at the International Conference Center in the Republic of Seychelles on 21-23 February 2019. Anchored on the theme "Big Data for Small Children: Monitoring Holistic Early Childhood Development", Ms. Sia shared her knowledge and experience on improving children's safety and increasing parental engagement through data management in childcare centers in Singapore. In her presentation, [...]
Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and President of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), served as Speaker at the 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rector's Conference and Students' Forum (ARC7) in Bucharest, Romania held on 11-14 May 2019. Chancellor Bandalaria talked in the Working Group Session for the second sub-theme of the conference entitled "Taking Action at Community Level: SDGs as Drivers of University Societal Impact." The session focused on how good practices of universities translate universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into local action; how communities can be engaged in [...]