Special Session 3 of ICODeL 2021 Highlights Gender Considerations in e-Learning

2021-10-26T18:20:21+08:00

The third and final day of the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL) opened with Special Session 3: Special Session on Gender Considerations in e-Learning. This session was moderated by Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Director of the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) and Office of Public Affairs (OPA). Dr. Joane V. Serrano moderates Special Session 3: Special Session on Gender Considerations in e-Learning. For this session, a total of six gender-related studies were presented. Through these presentations, participants gained further insights on how to ensure gender mainstreaming and address gender-related issues in their respective [...]

Special Session 3 of ICODeL 2021 Highlights Gender Considerations in e-Learning2021-10-26T18:20:21+08:00

UPOU-FEd Dean Ricardo T. Bagarinao Conferred as 2021 Senior Fellow by PPSC, DILG

2021-10-22T09:17:16+08:00

Dean Bagarinao is one of the 25 Senior Fellows awarded by DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, Chairman of the PPSC Board of Trustees authorized through PPSC Operations Manual Rule IV, L Sections 1-2 and PPSC Academic Board Resolution 2021-05. Senior Fellows are recognized specialists who may be invited to participate actively in program creation, relationship building, and other development initiatives at the PPSC level in their areas of competence. Dean Ricardo T. Bagarinao is currently on his second term as Dean of UPOU’s Faculty of Education. He was also named as the World Research Festival’s Outstanding Filipino Research Leader in 2012 [...]

UPOU-FEd Dean Ricardo T. Bagarinao Conferred as 2021 Senior Fellow by PPSC, DILG2021-10-22T09:17:16+08:00

Webinar #75 “FACT OR FAKE: Be COVID-19 Social Media Smart!”

2021-10-22T09:29:47+08:00

The University of the Philippines in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!   Registration slots are limited to this SPECIAL EDITION of  the STOP COVID DEATHS Webinar Series,  so sign up NOW: bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar75. Webinar #75 “FACT OR FAKE: Be COVID-19 Social Media Smart!” October 22, 2021 (Friday) 12nn Speakers: Roby Alampay Founder and Chairman Puma Public Productions   Dr. Jason Ligot International Health Promotion Specialist Director for Development Communication Organic Intelligence Dr. Albert Domingo Health Systems Specialist Joy Flavier-Alampay Executive Director Asia Society Philippines Ceej Tantengco Head of Communications PumaPodcast Opening Remarks: Dr.  Elena E. [...]

Webinar #75 “FACT OR FAKE: Be COVID-19 Social Media Smart!”2021-10-22T09:29:47+08:00

UP President Danilo Concepcion Meets with UPOU Officials

2021-10-19T18:02:57+08:00

Mr. Danilo L. Concepcion, President of the University of the Philippines (UP) system, visited the headquarters of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) in Los Baños, Laguna on 18 October 2021. For the first time since the pandemic broke out, President Concepcion was able to meet with the UPOU officials, and set foot on UP’s “Cyber University” main campus.  During his brief meeting with the members of the UPOU Chancellor’s Advisory Council (CAC), President Concepcion sought updates regarding  the ongoing infrastructure projects within the university. He also shared his intent to provide UPOU the 73-hectare area of UP [...]

UP President Danilo Concepcion Meets with UPOU Officials2021-10-19T18:02:57+08:00

Staff Regent Vicki Belegal Swears Oath of Office

2021-10-19T17:37:47+08:00

Ms. Victoria “Vicki” Canape Belegal took her oath of office as the newly elected Staff Regent (SR) before UP President Danilo L. Concepcion on Monday, 18 October 2021, at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Headquarters. She is the 7th Staff Regent (SR) of the University of the Philippines (UP) System who will represent the Administrative Staff and REPS of all eight Constituent Universities in the Board of Regents. SR Vicki, who serves as an Administrative Officer V in the UPOU Office of the University Registrar, calls for the support and cooperation of all UP sectors [...]

Staff Regent Vicki Belegal Swears Oath of Office2021-10-19T17:37:47+08:00

Search for the Next UPOU Chancellor is On

2021-10-19T18:13:49+08:00

The call for nominations for the next Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has been released. Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, the incumbent Chancellor of UPOU, will be ending her second term on 28 February 2022.   Nominees for the position of the Chancellor should have the following qualifications: (1) commitment to academic freedom and the ideals of the university; (2) distinction in the nominee’s expertise coupled with a generalist view and an appreciation of other disciples; (3) Filipino citizenship with a strong nationalist commitment; (4) demonstration of observance of the principles of collegiality and the democratic [...]

Search for the Next UPOU Chancellor is On2021-10-19T18:13:49+08:00

UPOU Welcomes New Students for AY 2021-2022

2021-10-19T18:30:05+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) welcomed its new students for the academic year 2021-2022 through a student orientation program which premiered on 11 October 2021, 10:00 AM live via the UPOU Facebook Page.  Mr. Danilo Concepcion, President of the University of the Philippines System, delivered the opening speech by reminding the new Isko and Iska to uphold freedom of speech, honor, and excellence, especially at these trying times. Dr. Melinda Dela Peña Bandalaria also addressed the new cyber scholars and reminded them that as independent online learners of the UPOU, “great power comes with [...]

UPOU Welcomes New Students for AY 2021-20222021-10-19T18:30:05+08:00

UPOU Equipped Over 1,000 HEI Teachers to be Lead Trainers on Flexible Learning

2021-10-18T16:14:30+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), trained over 1,000 teachers on flexible learning through the capability building program “Gearing up for the Next Normal: Training of Teachers on Flexible Learning." The newly trained teachers were also equipped to develop their own Teacher-Training Program to be the lead trainers of the said topic in their respective institutions. The training program was participated by 1,292 teachers representing 205 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from different regions in the country. Participants were trained by UPOU faculty members who are experts on [...]

UPOU Equipped Over 1,000 HEI Teachers to be Lead Trainers on Flexible Learning2021-10-18T16:14:30+08:00

ICODeL 2021 – Day 3 Highlights

2021-10-19T17:38:02+08:00

The third and final day of the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL 2021) opened with Special Session 3: Special Session on Gender Considerations in e-Learning, where six studies were presented. Asst. Prof. Finaflor Taylan of UPOU presented the first paper titled “Gender and Distance Psychosocial Support during the Pandemic: Lessons and Opportunities From Case Studies” wherein she emphasized that equitable access to gender services especially during the pandemic is crucial to the fulfillment of human rights. Asst. Prof. Ria Valerie Cabanes, Program Development Associate of the Master of Arts in [...]

ICODeL 2021 – Day 3 Highlights2021-10-19T17:38:02+08:00

ICODeL 2021 – Day 2 Highlights

2021-10-19T16:04:46+08:00

The morning of the second day of the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (ICODeL 2021) was devoted to the 107 paper presentations in six parallel sessions from researchers based all over the Philippines and abroad. The afternoon session started off with a presentation by Ms. Torunn Gjelsvik, the Secretary-General of the  International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), on the challenges and future directions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in online education. Mr. Colin de la Higuera, UNESCO Chair on Open Education Resources; and Ms. Barbara Wasson, Director of SLATE (Center for the Science of Learning [...]

ICODeL 2021 – Day 2 Highlights2021-10-19T16:04:46+08:00
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