UPOU Chatbot Solution ‘Openg’ Bags Best Moodle Innovation Award of 2023

2024-02-22T17:41:27+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has once again reaffirmed its status as an innovator in online education when its MODeL chatbot solution, Openg, was awarded as the Best Moodle Innovation of 2023 by the Moodle Association of Japan at the Moodle Moot 2024 held on 16-18 February 2024 at the Nagasaki International University, Japan. As the official platform for the UPOU Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), MODeL consistently receives a high volume of inquiries, ranging from general information to course enrollment. Since Openg’s launch in 2023, it has been aiding users in setting up accounts, registering [...]

UPOU Chatbot Solution ‘Openg’ Bags Best Moodle Innovation Award of 20232024-02-22T17:41:27+08:00

Promoting Safety and Conservation: UPOU Conducts a Workshop on Proper Snake Handling

2024-02-21T17:28:08+08:00

Ms. Ong and Mr. Tamayo with Dr. Joane Serrano, Chair of the DRRM Committee (L) and Ms. Victoria Canape-Belegal, Chief AO of CDMO (R). The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), through its committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and the Campus Development and Maintenance Office (CDMO), conducted a training on the proper handling of snakes and other venomous animals on 15 February 2024 at 10:00 AM in the CCDL Building. Ms. Jazz Ong was invited as a Resource Speaker through the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity in her capacity as a Knowledge Management Associate. [...]

Promoting Safety and Conservation: UPOU Conducts a Workshop on Proper Snake Handling2024-02-21T17:28:08+08:00

UPOU MOOCs Gain Media Traction Following 2024 Calendar Release, Drives Surge in MOOC Registrations

2024-02-26T14:55:30+08:00

The release of the 2024 University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) schedule sparked coverage from multiple media outlets, resulting in a surge in registration. Key highlights of the recent developments include the significant media impact that started on 30 January 2024, with PhilSTAR Life initiating coverage, followed by a post from the Philippine Star that immediately went viral. Further recognition came from Manila Bulletin, featuring a news article highlighting UPOU's offering of 24 free online courses, emphasizing the flexibility of completing them at one's convenience.  UPOU also received invitations from TeleRadyo Serbisyo & [...]

UPOU MOOCs Gain Media Traction Following 2024 Calendar Release, Drives Surge in MOOC Registrations2024-02-26T14:55:30+08:00

UPOU Hosts Benchmark Meeting, Sharing MODeL Expertise with USA-Iloilo

2024-02-13T17:07:07+08:00

The UP Open University (UPOU) hosted a fruitful benchmark meeting with the University of San Agustin (USA) Iloilo on 8 February 2024 at the UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. USA-Iloilo, recognizing UPOU's leadership in Massive Open Distance Learning (MODeL), sought insights into its administration and key Learning Management Systems (LMS). Dr. Reinald Adrian dL. Pugoy, UPOU's Director of Information and Communication Technology Development Office, served as the primary resource person. He shared details about UPOU's innovative LMS platforms and strategies for ensuring the delivery of high-quality online education. Representatives from UPOU included Dr. Myra C. Almodiel, Director of the [...]

UPOU Hosts Benchmark Meeting, Sharing MODeL Expertise with USA-Iloilo2024-02-13T17:07:07+08:00

UPOU-FMDS Warmly Welcomes New Faculty Members

2024-01-31T09:51:30+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University-Faculty of Management and Development Studies’ (UPOU-FMDS) Dean Dr. Joane V. Serrano warmly welcomed the new faculty members composed of Assistant Professors LorenaJean Saludadez (Graduate Certificate in/Master of ASEAN Studies), Regine Karla Bagalanon (Master of Arts in Nursing), Regine Mendoza-Armiendo (Master of Public Management), Remsce Pasahol and Milben Bragais (Diploma in Land Use Planning). The official orientation which took place on 25 January 2024 at the Teaching and Learning Hub Conference Room served as a platform for Dean Serrano to provide a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities the new faculty members [...]

UPOU-FMDS Warmly Welcomes New Faculty Members2024-01-31T09:51:30+08:00

UPOU Releases Guidelines on AI Use for Teaching and Learning

2024-01-19T14:16:17+08:00

On 10 Jan 2024, through Memo CMDPB 2024-001, the University of the Philippines Open University released its official Guidelines for the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Teaching and Learning. The guidelines are a concerted effort of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Center for Open and Digital Teaching and Learning and the ICT Development Office. This has also gone through the approval of UPOU’s Academic Affairs Committee and Chancellor’s Advisory Council. These guidelines also adhere to the University of the Philippines Principles for Responsible and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. The UPOU Guidelines on the [...]

UPOU Releases Guidelines on AI Use for Teaching and Learning2024-01-19T14:16:17+08:00

UPOU Releases Policy and Strategies on Open Educational Resources to Open More Paths to Learning

2024-01-16T16:51:28+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) continues to maintain its role of sharing knowledge, developing information and communications technology, designing quality learning materials, and making it accessible to the public through open educational resources (OER). Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials presented in any format and medium in the public domain or under the copyright that has been made available through an open license, allowing for free access, repurposing, adaptation, and redistribution by others. Since 2010, UPOU has been providing free quality learning resources. The university advocates to foster a culture of knowledge [...]

UPOU Releases Policy and Strategies on Open Educational Resources to Open More Paths to Learning2024-01-16T16:51:28+08:00

UPOU-FMDS joins the nation in celebrating the Zero Waste Month

2024-01-17T17:21:34+08:00

In celebration of Zero Waste Month this January, the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) aims to raise consumer awareness by joining the nation in cultivating a sustainable future while embracing the synergy of using recyclable food waste and creating a thriving ecosystem in the FMDS Perma GARDEN (Growing Appreciation Toward Resilience, Development, Entrepreneurship, and Nutrition). In accordance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, this initiative supports the aim of designing and managing products and processes in systematically reducing and eliminating the production and harmful nature of waste and materials, and “to conserve and recover [...]

UPOU-FMDS joins the nation in celebrating the Zero Waste Month2024-01-17T17:21:34+08:00

Year In Review: The Highlights of UPOU in 2023

2024-01-12T11:44:50+08:00

WRAP VIDEO The year 2023 has been fruitful for the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), improving students, faculty, and staff member’s welfare, ensuring quality education, widening networks through local and global partnerships, enhancing publicity initiatives, and providing public service. UPOU upheld its mission of providing quality education by offering four (4) new associate programs and one (1) new doctoral program in 2023. The university also initiated the development of microcredentials. Training was also provided to faculty members to reconfigure instructional support further. UPOU has shown more support to its students through training and workshops, wellness initiatives, scholarships [...]

Year In Review: The Highlights of UPOU in 20232024-01-12T11:44:50+08:00

UPOU FMDS and UPRI Launch Basics of Resilience Course

2024-01-10T16:55:21+08:00

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), in collaboration with the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI), formally launched the Basics of Resilience course in a hybrid set-up on 05 December 2023 at the Training Room, UP Resilience Institute in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The Basics of Resilience is a basic course designed to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to understand and effectively implement disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). This also encompasses the implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) tools and frameworks. This course [...]

UPOU FMDS and UPRI Launch Basics of Resilience Course2024-01-10T16:55:21+08:00
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