An Educator-Learner Inspiring Others to Keep On Learning

2024-05-24T14:16:18+08:00

With her Graduate Certificate in Distance Education (GCDE) degree, Teresita Noche-Banag aims to share her journey and new knowledge with her friends, family, and colleagues and inspire them to continue learning regardless of their age. Teresita was motivated by her Master's degree adviser to enroll at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) to continue learning. Her experience of studying at UPOU was daunting, especially because she was not tech-savvy and had no online learning experience at her age. However, she overcame this anxiety with the help of her colleagues. All these challenges helped her develop more patience. [...]

An Educator-Learner Inspiring Others to Keep On Learning2024-05-24T14:16:18+08:00

UPOU FMDS MAN and UP Manila College of Nursing Conducted a 3-day Writeshop for Master in Nursing Education

2024-05-23T11:41:55+08:00

The Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) Program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UP Open University (UPOU) and UP Manila College of Nursing (UPCN) recently held a writeshop at the UPOU Academic Residences from 10-12 May 2024. The three-day event was a collaborative effort to create a joint Master’s degree to meet the growing demand for qualified nurse educators. The writing workshop held was in line with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals to to provide for SDG 4: Quality Education, contributing to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being and, [...]

UPOU FMDS MAN and UP Manila College of Nursing Conducted a 3-day Writeshop for Master in Nursing Education2024-05-23T11:41:55+08:00

UPOU-FMDS to Launch PRIME Program to Foster Interdisciplinary Research- and Extension-Oriented Initiatives among LGUs Addressing SDGs 8, 9, and 4

2024-05-24T15:21:21+08:00

Following the capacity development gap observed among the members of the Local Government Academy (LGA) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Local Governance Regional Resource Centers (LGRRCs), the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) will be launching the first phase of Policy Research Ideation through Mentorship and Engagement or PRIME on 21-24 May 2024 through a collaboration between the Policy Innovation and Learning Laboratory for Sustainability (PILLS), Diploma in/Master of Research and Development Management (D/MRD&DM) and Master of Public Management (MPM). By focusing on SDG 8: [...]

UPOU-FMDS to Launch PRIME Program to Foster Interdisciplinary Research- and Extension-Oriented Initiatives among LGUs Addressing SDGs 8, 9, and 42024-05-24T15:21:21+08:00

UPOU Faculty Members Conduct Training Program for DOST-FNRI

2024-05-17T16:50:46+08:00

A training program that aimed to equip selected Department of Science and Technology (DOST) personnel with knowledge and skills to design and evaluate suitable multimedia educational materials for their respective offices was conducted by UPOU faculty members. Asst. Professor Luisa A. Gelisan of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies and Mr. Lexter J. Mangubat, Instructor at the Faculty of Education gave talks and facilitated workshops on the conduct of front-end analysis (FEA), instructional design, and proposal preparation for learning materials development. Front-end analysis is the first step in the instructional design process. It facilitates the identification of project [...]

UPOU Faculty Members Conduct Training Program for DOST-FNRI2024-05-17T16:50:46+08:00

Philippine Team of MicroCASA Holds a 2-day Writeshop to Revise the Microcredential Course on Digital Competency

2024-05-24T16:35:04+08:00

The MicroCASA team in the Philippines is led by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), and the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and are composed of Dr. Joane Serrano (Dean of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies), Asst. Prof. Peter Sy (AVP for Digital Transformation of the UP System), Dr. Dennis Batangan, Dr. Marita Guevara, Mr. Jacob Carpio, Ms. Sydney Rovin Macahiya, Ms. Janelle Ebron, Ms. Dina Mae Rejano, and Ms. Katheryn Hidalgo. The 2-day writeshop is currently ongoing at the Sandbox, UPOU Headquarters to review and revise the Digital Workplace [...]

Philippine Team of MicroCASA Holds a 2-day Writeshop to Revise the Microcredential Course on Digital Competency2024-05-24T16:35:04+08:00

A Dream Come True of Making History at UPOU

2024-05-17T14:37:59+08:00

In 2023, the UP Open University (UPOU) produced two of the first summa cum laude graduates in history. One of them is Mickey Angel Cortez, and creating history with UPOU became her main drive to success. However, this is no walk in the park. Like the typical UP student, Mickey faced many challenges before claiming her sweet UP Sablay. Mickey’s interest in multimedia led her to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies. UPOU’s learning mode perfectly fits her learning style of knowing and discovering things independently. This learning experience has also helped her become more independent.  [...]

A Dream Come True of Making History at UPOU2024-05-17T14:37:59+08:00

FMDS-UPOU Faculty Involved in the Development of Competency Standards for Advanced Social Work Practice in the Philippines

2024-05-20T08:24:18+08:00

Last 18 April 2024, Assoc. Prof. Finaflor F. Taylan (Diploma in/Master of Social Work [D/MSW Program Chair], and Office of Gender Concerns [OGC] Director) attended the Consultative Meeting of the Career Progression and Specialization Program and Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (CPSP-CATS) Committee for Social Workers under the Professional Regulation Board (PRC). She represented the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Community Organization (CO) and discussed competency standards for advanced social work practice in community organization. This presentation was part of the TWG on Community Organization’s effort to set higher benchmarks for advanced social workers involved in community-level interventions. Assoc. [...]

FMDS-UPOU Faculty Involved in the Development of Competency Standards for Advanced Social Work Practice in the Philippines2024-05-20T08:24:18+08:00

UPOU-CSC Collaboration Aims for Civil Servant Training Programs Through Microcredentialing in Alignment with SDGs 8 and 17

2024-05-17T15:21:23+08:00

Building on an initial meeting held on 22 March 2024, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) throug the Civil Service Institute (CSI) have agreed to forge a partnership aimed at transforming civil service training in the Philippines. In a recent meeting held on 13 May 2024 at the Teaching and Learning Hub, UP Open University Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, both institutions outlined a collaborative effort to develop and offer innovative courses aimed at enhancing digital transformation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, digital competency, organizational development, climate literacy, disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), [...]

UPOU-CSC Collaboration Aims for Civil Servant Training Programs Through Microcredentialing in Alignment with SDGs 8 and 172024-05-17T15:21:23+08:00

OPA Holds Training on the UPOU Social Media Policy

2024-05-20T08:27:08+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Public Affairs (OPA) conducted a short training session on the UPOU Social Media Policy and Guidelines. The training aimed to orient Social Media Policy Administrators and Designated Information and Public Service Offices (DIPSO) regarding the revised UPOU Social Media Policy and Guidelines.  Dr. Myra Almodiel, Director of OPA,  officially started the program with a warm welcome for all attendees. She shared her gratitude for the support the offices readily extend to the initiatives of OPA and expressed her hope that the training will equip the participants to use social [...]

OPA Holds Training on the UPOU Social Media Policy2024-05-20T08:27:08+08:00

Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU Launches KaYa: A Mental Health App

2024-05-20T08:36:33+08:00

To support the mental well-being of the UPOU community, Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU launched KaYa (Kalinga at Yakap) App last 29 April  2024. KaYa App is a mental health application that features free mental health-related webinars, stress management videos, creative space, and personal e-journals. In celebration of Stress Awareness Month, the app was further introduced to the employees, staff, and students of UPOU with the help of User’s Guide and other informative publication materials. The application was further developed as a web and mobile app through its partnership with the UPOU Information and Communication Technology Development Office (ICTDO). Led [...]

Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU Launches KaYa: A Mental Health App2024-05-20T08:36:33+08:00
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