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FOR THOSE INTERESTED: OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILS OPEN UNIVERSITY
Message: FOR THOSE INTERESTED: OPEN AND
DISTANCE LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
THE PHILIPPINES OPEN UNIVERSITY


The U.P. Open University (UPOU) is the
fifth constituent university of the
University of the Philippines System.
It was established in 23 February 1995
to enable the country’s premier
university to ‘respond to the growing
demands for quality graduate and
undergraduate education even in areas
which do not have a UP campus.’
Specifically, the UPOU provides
quality and continuing education
opportunities through DISTANCE
EDUCATION.

Students study on their own time and
at their own place using carefully
prepared learning materials:
- printed modules
- multi-media materials
- interactive CDs

To enhance the teaching-learning
process, student support services are
provided through:
- online tutorials
- eLibrary
- eCounselling
- tele- and videoconferencing

As distance leaners, the UPOU students
will not only be able to obtain formal
qualifications, but will also acquire
the discipline and capability to
become lifelong learners who are at
home in today’s knowledge society.

MISSION AND VISION:
In today’s global society, knowledge
is the most valued capital of
individuals and nations. Developments
in information and communication
technology are shaping what is known
as the knowledge society, in which
knowledge workers – professionals who
take information as their raw material
and create new knowledge products –
are the most valued human resource.
The vision of the UPOU is to be at the
forefront of this knowledge society,
helping shape knowledge workers who
will make the nation proud.

The UPOU’s mission is to make quality
higher and continuing education
accessible to all who have the talent
and discipline to pursue it. Its goals
are:

1) To offer through open and
distance learning degree and non-
degree programs that are responsive to
the needs of the learners and the
society of which they are a part;
2) To develop a system of
continuing education to sustain
professional growth and promote
lifelong learning;
3) To develop and adapt delivery
systems appropriate to distance
learners;
4) To provide leadership in the
development of open learning and
distance education expertise in the
country and in the appropriate use of
information and communication
technologies of education; and
5) To make instructional packages
accessible to various public through
collaborative arrangements,
institutional agreements, and other
appropriate mechanisms

STUDENTS:

UPOU students are busy people from all
walks of life with diverse interests
and educational backgrounds. Most are
studying par-time, as they pursue
careers, take care of businesses, and
raise children and families. All are
committed to broadening and deepening
their knowledge and skills through the
pursuit of advanced degrees and short
or continuing education courses. They
are independent and mature learners,
able and willing to keep the pace with
the challenges of today’s knowledge
society.

STAFF:

We have over 200 academic staff,
consisting of faculty from across the
UP System, the country’s premier
university system. They are known
experts in their fields, active in
research, and trained in distance and
open learning methods. They are
assisted by some 400 part-time study
tutors, who are themselves faculty of
UP and higher education institutions
across the country. Our research,
professional, and administrative
staff, numbering more than a hundred,
are highly skilled and efficient
professionals who pride themselves in
their ability to provide quality
service to UPOU’s various publics.

PARTNERS:

The UPOU counts among its partner-
institutions state colleges and
universities across the country as
well as private educational
institutions and government agencies.

The UPOU is a member of the
International Council for Distance
Learning, the Asian Association of
Open Universities, the United Nations
Economic and Social Commission for the
Asia-Pacific Distance Education
Network, and the Asia-Pacific Distance
and Multi-media Education Network.

The UPOU also has joint projects with
various international institutions,
among them the Southeast Asian
Ministers of Education (SEAMEO),
Regional Center for Graduate Study and
Research in Agriculture (SEARCA),
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development
Center – Aquaculture Department
(SEAFDEC-AQD), SEAMEO Regional Open
Learning Center (SEMOLEC),
International Plant Genetic Resources
Institute (IPGRI), Simon Fraser
University of Canada, and Open
University of the United Kingdom.

Its partners in industry and the
private sector include Sun
Microsystems, Inc., the Foundation for
IT Education and Development,
Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Johnson
and Johnson Philippines, among others.

MODE OF TEACHING:

The UPOU is recognized by the
Commission on Higher Education as the
national center of excellence in open
learning and distance education. In
addition, the UPOU has been designated
by the Information Technology and e-
Commerce Council (ITECC) as the
national e-learning competency center.

The main characteristics of learning
at a distance or distance education
(DE) are:
1) Students are physically
separated from the teacher by
geographical location, professional
commitments, and/ or filial
obligations.
2) Students are self-directed and
independent. They study on their own
time and at their own place.
3) Students study on their own
specially-designed learning packages
that make use of multiple media such
as print, audio, video, computer
programs, and the internet.
4) Learning is individualized.
5) Unlike the traditional
correspondence education, there is in
DE two-way communication between the
teacher and among students through
face-to-face study sessions or
tutorial, electronic mail,
teleconferencing, video conferencing,
and online tutorials. Students also
take proctored final examinations in
all courses.

In the DE mode, students do not have
to take a leave from their jobs or be
separated from their families in order
to pursue an education because they do
not have to attend daily or regular
weekly classes.

OFFICES:

The main office of the UPOU is located
along the National Higway in BArangay
Maahas, Los Banos, Laguna. We also
have offices at the National Computer
Center in UP Diliman, Quezon City, and
at the ground floor of Philippine
Nurses Association (PNA) Building,
Malate, Manila. In addition, we have
11 learning centers across the
Philippine archipelago and overseas.:

UP Open University
Los Banos, Laguna 4031
Tel: (6349) 536-6001 to 6006 Local 101
to 104
E-Mail: registrar@upou.net

NON-FORMAL COURSES OF THE UPOU:
- Online Teaching and Learning
- Information Technology in Health
research
- Caring for the Special Child
- CS 250 (Filipiniana Outline)
- New Enterprise Planning
- Personal Entrepreneurship Development
- E-Commerce Online
- Certificate in Barangay
Administration

UP’S ACADEMIC PROGRAM OFFERINGS
- Associate in Arts
- Diploma in Science Teaching
- Diploma in Mathematics Teaching
- Diploma in Research and Development
Management
- Diploma in Computer Science
- Diploma in Language Studies for
Teachers
- Diploma in Social Studies Education
- Diploma / Master of Social Work
- Diploma / Master in Environment and
Natural Resources Management Program
- Master of Arts in Education
(Language Studies)
- Master of Arts in Education (Social
Studies)
- Master in Information Systems
- Master of Hospital Administration
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Arts in Nursing Degree
- Master of Public Management
- Master of Development Communication
- Doctor of Philosophy in Education

NON-DEGREE PROGRAM:
- Professional Teaching Certification
Program

TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION:
1) Obtain an application for admission
form from any UPOU Learning Center of
the Office of the University Registrar
(OUR). Form can be downloaded from the
http://www.upou.org/admission/forms.htm

2) Fill out the form and mail or
submit to the OUR or any LC, together
with other requirements listed in the
application form. Only applications
with complete requirements will be
processed.

3) Qualified applicants will receive
admission notices.

4) Once admitted, register in the
assigned Learning Center (instructions
will be given together with the
admission notice).

Applicants who wish to take only a
course or two may do so as non-degree
students.

POSTED BY:


FIEL ANGELI ESPEJO ARAOARAO – GABIN
City Information Officer, City
Government of Tagbilaran
Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
 


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