Harvard School of Business Professor Clayton Christensen has predicted disruption in higher education in the same way that it has happened in industries. The culprit? The modern information and communication technologies. In education, it is also known as...

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In 2011, the UP Open University (UPOU) embarked on the production of a community television program that aims to highlight science and technology issues and showcase the research and technologies produced by research and development (R&D) institutions based in the university town of Los Banos in Laguna, Philippines. The UPOU offers mostly graduate programs through open and distance e-learning...

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When in 2010 the UP Open University (UPOU) embarked on being an open and distance e-learning (ODeL) institution, support systems were put in place to enable a networked and technology-based learning environment. ODeL initiatives of the university had and continues to be supported by UPOU’s two main staff offices—the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) and the Office of the Vice...

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Distance education (DE) has recently been popularized because of the advances in information and communication technologies. The latest version of the web, which further enhances Internet-based interactivity, revolutionizes DE and creates the possibilities for the development of online learning. Several universities around the globe, including the UP Open University (UPOU), took advantage of such...

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As early as 2001, we boldly declared “UPOU goes online.”  The move proved to be a game changer as it did not mean simply  switching  the  course  delivery  system of  the   UPOpen University (UPOU); it meant redefining and realigning critical functions of the university that affected the way we did things and the way we viewed ourselves as an academic institution. What then is UPOU and who are we?

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We now live in the digital age. The explosion of knowledge and scholarly resources in the Internet and recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have spurred educators to develop new methodologies for teaching and learning. These innovations have been labeled as “distance education,” “open learning,” “e-learning,” “flexible learning,” “online learning,” and “blended learning.” These...

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On its 22nd year, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) will be celebrating its anniversary with the theme “[email protected]: Leading in ODeL Within and Beyond.” This will be held on 24 February 2017 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. After critical reflection on its 21st year, UPOU upholds its position as the […]

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