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UPOU Personnel undergo Advance Training on Zoom

2021-04-19T15:59:40+08:00

The Multimedia Center (MC) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) conducted an Advance Training on Zoom on 29 March 2021 for UPOU employees and contract of service staff.  The MC Director, Ms. Luisa A. Gelisan, said that UPOU has licensed Zoom accounts -- three Zoom meeting accounts and one webinar account that the different UPOU units can use. But, due to the increasing number and simultaneous Zoom meetings, webinars, and public events held by UPOU offices and programs, it was deemed necessary that more UPOU staff members be trained to use zoom and its different functionalities.  Director [...]

UPOU Personnel undergo Advance Training on Zoom2021-04-19T15:59:40+08:00

UPOU Features Gamification in Teaching in the Third OPEN Talk Episode

2021-04-15T14:13:43+08:00

On 07 April 2021, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) held the third episode of OPEN Talk entitled “Gamification as a Teaching Tool. ” Dr. Diego Maranan, Program Chair of UPOU’s Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (BAMS) and moderator of the episode,  introduced the topic and its importance to the present educational setting. According to him, “Many of us might have heard stories from parents who thought that their children were participating in online classes; or from teachers who think that they’re discussing with their students but in reality, the students are actually busy with something [...]

UPOU Features Gamification in Teaching in the Third OPEN Talk Episode2021-04-15T14:13:43+08:00

Second Episode of UPOU’s OPEN Talk tackles Open Education Practices

2021-04-15T16:29:27+08:00

On  17 March 2021, the UP Open University (UPOU) held  the second episode of OPEN Talk from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, entitled “Open Education Practices.”  The resource persons for this episode were Dr. Patricia B. Arinto, Dean, University of the Philippines Visayas-Tacloban College and Professor of UPOU’s Faculty of Education (FEd), and Dr. Sheila R. Bonito, Dean, UP Manila College of Nursing and Professor of UPOU’s Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS). The discussion for the second Open Talk focused on what open education practice means, how it can be done properly, and the challenges and best practices that [...]

Second Episode of UPOU’s OPEN Talk tackles Open Education Practices2021-04-15T16:29:27+08:00

LBSCFI conducts webinar “Addressing the COVID-19 INFODEMIC: Straight from the Experts”

2021-04-15T18:13:17+08:00

The Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI) and its member agencies conducted a webinar entitled “Addressing the COVID-19 INFODEMIC: Straight from the Experts” on 30 March 2021 via  Facebook Live stream in celebration of its  37th year founding anniversary. LBSCFI President and Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Dr. Melinda dela Pena Bandalaria gave the  opening message. The webinar featured Dr. Maria Rosario S. Vergeire,OIC-Undersecretary for the Public Health Services Team and Official Department of Health (DOH) Spokesperson, , and Hon. Mark Lester B. Dizon, Los Baños Councilor and Committee on Health Chairperson. Hon. Dizon [...]

LBSCFI conducts webinar “Addressing the COVID-19 INFODEMIC: Straight from the Experts”2021-04-15T18:13:17+08:00

Premiere Episode of UPOU OPEN Talk delves into Openness in Education

2021-04-13T10:10:44+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) premiered OPEN Talk, its newest online magazine program, on the 3rd of March 2021 via FB Live and UPOU Networks.  Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, UPOU Chancellor, shared that the intent of OPEN Talk is to create a safe and peaceful environment and provide a platform to discuss and express opinions about various topics that aren’t necessarily limited to  Open Education. (From Top Left) Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, Former Chancellor of UPOU and Executive Director of TVUP; Dr. Diego Silang Maranan, Program Chair of the UPOU Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia [...]

Premiere Episode of UPOU OPEN Talk delves into Openness in Education2021-04-13T10:10:44+08:00

UPOU joins global dialogue on Solve Climate by 2030

2021-04-13T17:04:44+08:00

What can we do this year to help solve climate change while supporting struggling communities that have faced joblessness, sickness and loss? This was what the Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM) program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UP Open University (UPOU) tackled  through a webinar entitled “Climate Solutions: The Philippine Context” on 7 April 2021, 9:00 AM (PHT), via the UPOU Networks. The event was organized as part of the Solve Climate by 2030, a global dialogue initiative by the Center of Environmental Policy,  Bard College, New York. Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of [...]

UPOU joins global dialogue on Solve Climate by 20302021-04-13T17:04:44+08:00

AUPAEU-OU Chapter conducts the 2021 REPS Conference

2021-04-07T15:06:49+08:00

The UP Open University’s Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) gathered in the 2021 REPS Conference with the theme “The UPOU REPS in this disruptive times: Turning challenges into opportunities” on 24 March 2021 via Zoom. The UPOU REPS, Guest speakers and AUPAEU-OU Council members who attended the 2021 REPS Conference. The UPOU REPS Conference was organized by the newly constituted All University of the Philippines Academic Employees Union - Open University (AUPAEU-OU) Chapter Council headed by Asst. Prof. Queenie R. Ridulme as President. The event is in line with Section 2, Article X of the AUPAEU Constitution [...]

AUPAEU-OU Chapter conducts the 2021 REPS Conference2021-04-07T15:06:49+08:00

UPOU Joined the Entire Country in the Celebration of Women’s Month 2021

2021-04-05T10:00:21+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) spearheaded by the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) celebrated the  2021 National Women’s Month in  collaboration with the different units of UPOU and partner organizations.  The UPOU aligned its activities with this year’s national theme “We Make Change Work for Women: Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”   Online Communication Campaigns  OGC kicks off the first day of Women’s Month by releasing an online communication campaign asking women how they coped with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the responses the office received was from aProf. Ria Valerie Cabanes of the  UPOU’s Faculty [...]

UPOU Joined the Entire Country in the Celebration of Women’s Month 20212021-04-05T10:00:21+08:00

MDE student recognized as Outstanding Innovator at 2020 SDO-Rizal’s Gawad Kampilan

2021-03-29T13:55:41+08:00

Ann Michelle S. Medina bagged the Outstanding Innovator Award for the Secondary Teacher Category on 17 December 2020 in the School Division of Rizal’s Gawad Kampilan virtual awarding ceremony. A student of the Master of Distance Education (MDE) program, a public secondary school Teacher II, and the ICT Coordinator at the Tagumpay National High School (TNHS) at Rodriguez, Rizal, Medina was among the three recipients of the year’s award in the said category. The 2020 Gawad Kampilan aimed to honor the invaluable learning continuity efforts made by all educational stakeholders during the Covid-19 pandemic. Medina, a consistently recognized educator in the area [...]

MDE student recognized as Outstanding Innovator at 2020 SDO-Rizal’s Gawad Kampilan2021-03-29T13:55:41+08:00

How Teachers in the Philippines Can #MakeClimateAClass for Earth Month

2021-03-29T12:08:32+08:00

It has been a long COVID-19 year for teachers and students. Meanwhile, the planet kept getting hotter, with 2020 tying for the hottest year that humans have ever experienced. Yet it is likely that 2020 will be one of the coolest years in the next 100 unless we change course quickly. As we head into Earth Month (or April), how can educators engage students with this critical issue? This April, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is helping overworked teachers, from every subject, bring climate change into the classroom. This opportunity is not just for environmental science classes. [...]

How Teachers in the Philippines Can #MakeClimateAClass for Earth Month2021-03-29T12:08:32+08:00
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