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Abstract Submission for an eLearning Conference Extended

2019-09-09T16:46:29+08:00

NCODeL 2019 extends the deadline for the submission of research abstract papers to 23 September 2019. The 6th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL 2019) will be held on 26-28 November 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Baguio City. It carries the theme “Quality in Equity. Equity in Quality.” It focuses on the more in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of distance education, elearning, and technology-enhanced learning. The conference has three sub-themes: (1) Equity Dimensions in Quality Assurance Frameworks in technology-enhanced Learning; (2) Access, Inclusivity and Equity in Technology-enhanced Learning; and (3) Technologies for Enhancing Equity and [...]

Abstract Submission for an eLearning Conference Extended2019-09-09T16:46:29+08:00

UPOU OSA spearheads Orientation Program for New Students for AY 2019-2020

2019-09-06T16:38:46+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Student Affairs (OSA) held an orientation program for new students on 31 August 2019 at the Centennial Center for Digital Learning (CCDL) Auditorium, UPOU Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna. One hundred twenty (120) incoming undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students participated in the orientation. The general orientation was live streamed via the UPOU Networks, with 244 new students participating. Video conferencing was also arranged with some new students who attended the orientation in the UPOU Mega Learning Hubs (MLH) located in the National Capital Region (Diliman, Quezon City), Visayas (Cebu City), and [...]

UPOU OSA spearheads Orientation Program for New Students for AY 2019-20202019-09-06T16:38:46+08:00

UPOU FICS Holds Orientation for Newly Admitted Students

2019-09-04T13:36:34+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) conducted an orientation for its newly admitted students for the Academic Year 2019-2020. Students under the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies, Diploma in Computer Science, Master of Information Systems, Master of Development Communication (MDC) and Doctor of Communication programs participated in the FICS orientation program held at Oblation Hall, UPOU Headquarters on 31 August 2019. The day started with a campus tour to familiarize new students with the different landmarks and offices of the university. The students then proceeded to the faculty orientation where [...]

UPOU FICS Holds Orientation for Newly Admitted Students2019-09-04T13:36:34+08:00

UPOU holds 21st Century Teaching Training for Public School Teachers

2019-09-03T12:28:49+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is holding a two-week training titled 21st Century Teaching Training: A Component of the Teacher Development Program (Phase 6). The activity commenced with a two-day face-to-face training session held on 27-28 August 2019 at the UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. The remaining sessions of the training shall be held online until 9 September 2019. UPOU Chancellor Melinda dP. Bandalaria, Teacher Development Program (TDP) Project Leader and Lead Trainer, said that the training program aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to do the following: integrate modern [...]

UPOU holds 21st Century Teaching Training for Public School Teachers2019-09-03T12:28:49+08:00

Teacher Development Program Stakeholders Renew Partnership

2019-09-02T16:21:34+08:00

Government and private institutions working together for the development and implementation of the Teacher Development Program (TDP) for Mauban, Quezon signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the implementation of the program’s 7th Phase. Dr. Melinda dP Bandalaria, Chancellor, UP Open University (UPOU); Mrs. Marita T. Llamas, Mayor, Mauban, Quezon; Mr. Frank Thiel, Managing Director, Quezon Power (Philippines) Ltd Co./San Buenaventura Power Limited; Dr. Merthel Evardome, Schools Division Superintendent, Department of Education- Quezon; and Dr. Felix Librero, President, UPOU Foundation, Inc., signed the agreement on 27 August 2019 at the CCDL Auditorium, UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna. Chancellor Bandalaria, who [...]

Teacher Development Program Stakeholders Renew Partnership2019-09-02T16:21:34+08:00

A participant of UPOU’s MOOCs on Business Analytics wins 2nd-Place at the Break the Fake Hackathon

2019-08-27T16:15:20+08:00

Manila, Philippines - Five or so years ago, “fake news” was a term that no one used. Today, it’s no longer just a term, but a phenomenon, recognized as an urgent global problem and a threat to human life by world leaders and institutions. The rise of social media as the main source of news and information by most has made it easier for malicious figures and groups to spread false content, especially in tech-savvy Southeast Asia. This led a group of independent youth leaders and professionals in Manila, Philippines to start the “Break the Fake Movement”, an organization that [...]

A participant of UPOU’s MOOCs on Business Analytics wins 2nd-Place at the Break the Fake Hackathon2019-08-27T16:15:20+08:00

UPOU-BAMS students participate in an International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

2019-09-02T14:16:40+08:00

Two students of the UP Open University (UPOU) Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (BAMS) contributed to the Philippines’ entry in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art and architecture exhibition in the world . The installation, entitled The City Who Had Two Navels, returned to the country on 02 July 2019 and is currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until 19 October 2019. The City Who Had Two Navels depicted colonial architecture vis-à-vis neoliberal urbanism. Dr. Edson Cabalfin, the curator, took inspiration from the work of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin’s [...]

UPOU-BAMS students participate in an International Architecture Exhibition in Venice2019-09-02T14:16:40+08:00

Off the Lip Conference on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development

2019-08-09T17:17:09+08:00

Calling researchers who are looking into radically innovative ways to address sustainable development challenges! We are pleased to announce that we are welcoming submissions to the Off the Lip 2020 Conference on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines and disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, neuroscience, the arts, humanities, computational science, philosophy, design, anthropology, education, development studies, biology, cybernetics, autopoeitic studies, and systems theory. Off the Lip 2020 will happen 24-25 January 2020, at the UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The conference seeks to showcase radically multidisciplinary, multisectoral, and creative approaches to [...]

Off the Lip Conference on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development2019-08-09T17:17:09+08:00

UPOU receives Scroll of Honor award from Philippine Red Cross

2019-09-02T13:31:46+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) received the Scroll of Honor Award during the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) celebration of National Blood Donors’ Month held on 25 July 2019 at the Time Plaza, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The Scroll of Honor award was given in recognition and deepest appreciation of UPOU’s continuous participation in providing Red Cross services designed to improve the well-being of humanity. UPOU has been conducting blood donation drives since 2012 and has continued its partnership with PRC up to the present. UPOU has been awarded by PRC of a Certificate of Appreciation in 2017 and [...]

UPOU receives Scroll of Honor award from Philippine Red Cross2019-09-02T13:31:46+08:00

Call for abstract submissions to the 2019 National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL)

2019-08-27T16:51:53+08:00

Administrators, faculty members, researchers, and students of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) including practitioners and scholars of distance education, eLearning, and technology-enhanced learning are invited to submit abstracts of research papers for the 6th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL 2019). NCODeL2019 will be held on 26-28 November 2019 at Holiday Inn, Baguio City, Philippines. Carrying the theme “Quality in Equity. Equity in Quality, ” NCODeL 2019 provides venue for participants with a better understanding of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of distance education, elearning, and technology-enhanced learning. It is also a space for practitioners and scholars to [...]

Call for abstract submissions to the 2019 National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL)2019-08-27T16:51:53+08:00