Chancellor Bandalaria Reappointed as ICDE Ambassador for OER

Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, Chancellor of the UP Open University (UPOU), has been reappointed for another term as International Council for Open Distance Education (ICDE) Ambassador for Open Education Resources (OER) and member of the OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC). Her second appointment is valid for two years, from January 2023 until the end of 2024. 

As a member of the ICDE OERAC, she will be working closely with the Chair and other Ambassadors within the ICDE Quality Network. As an ambassador, her tasks include contributing to reports, articles, and ICDE communication materials for ICDE campaigns and events; attending virtual meetings or events; and being available and providing support for traveling and representation at relevant events on behalf of ICDE. 

As with her first appointment, Dr. Bandalaria happily accepted this opportunity to serve with ICDE and with the OERAC.

Chancellor Bandalaria was first appointed as ICDE Ambassador for OER and member of the OER Advocacy Committee from January 2021 to the end of 2022.

Written by Anna Canas-Llamas

Edited by Myra C. Almodiel

Graphics by Lovelyn P. Petrasanta


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Interested and qualified applicants may submit their Curriculum Vitae through email on or before 11 January 2022 at [email protected]

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Interested and qualified applicants may submit their application on or before 11 January 2023 at the Faculty of Education, TLH Building, UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna or email at [email protected]

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Please check the guidelines and forms:

Deadline of Nomination: 15 January 2023