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Publications and Journals

March 8, 2020
MODeLing: A Search for an Ideal MOOC Framework Melinda dela Pena Bandalaria

MODeLing: A Search for an Ideal MOOC Framework | Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria

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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February 23, 2020
Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses: Windows of Openness in a Digitized Educational Landscape Grace J. Alfonso

Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses: Windows of Openness in a Digitized Educational Landscape | Dr. Grace Alfonso

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) as a concept has been well  entrenched  with  its  rich  literature  and application. Institutions and associations have thickened the discourse on this and have exchanged best practices and have built this strong community through many, many years. ODL is the merging of two concepts, that of “open learning” and “distance education”. This occurred when distance education (DE)…

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February 16, 2020
Open Educational Resources and Higher Education: Putting Universities back in the Center of Knowledge Production Grace J. Alfonso

Open Educational Resources and Higher Education: Putting Universities back in the Center of Knowledge Production | Dr. Grace Alfonso

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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February 11, 2020
Institutional Services in Support of an ODeL Environment Melinda F. Lumanta and Alvie Simonette Q. Alip

Institutional Services in Support of an ODeL Environment | Dr. Melinda Lumanta & Ms. Alvie Simonette Alip

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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February 9, 2020
Rapid Instructional Design for ODeL Course Development Patricia B. Arinto

Rapid Instructional Design for ODeL Course Development | Dr. Patricia Arinto

Course design in distance education (DE) has been evolving in   the last 15 years as a result of the increasing availability of new information and communication technologies. Traditional DE consisted of print-based materials developed by course teams consisting of subject matter experts, instructional designers, editors, multimedia designers and editors, and library support staff, among others (Calder, 2005;…

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January 27, 2020
Becoming an ODeL Teacher at UP Open University: An Auto-Narrative

Becoming an ODeL Teacher at UP Open University: An Auto-Narrative | Dr. Primo Garcia

I joined the UP Open University as a faculty member in 2001, six years after the university was established and six years since I left the teaching profession. Joining UPOU was my return to the academe. After graduating from college, I immediately taught undergraduate courses at another constituent unit of the University of the Philippines (UP). After a three-year teaching stint, I worked in research and development …

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January 21, 2020
ODeL Environment in Landscape Ecological Perspective

ODeL Environment in Landscape Ecological Perspective | Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao

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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January 19, 2020
Agency Framework as a Means for Explaining ODeL

Agency Framework as a Means for Explaining ODeL | Dr. Jean Saludadez

The mediated nature of open and distance e-learning (ODeL) makes it an institutional/organizational performance or accomplishment which means that there are agents other than the teacher participating in the teaching and learning process. Extant studies on the organizational dimension of open and distance learning (ODL) focused either on the economic or the governance/administration issues rather than on…

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January 13, 2020
Identity of the UP Open University as an ODeL Institution Melinda F. Lumanta

Identity of the UP Open University as an ODeL Institution | Dr. Melinda Lumanta

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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Conversation Series

About the Conversation Series

The Conversation Paper Series is UPOU’s attempt to capture and share innovative ideas that could impact the way teaching and learning is carried out through open and distance learning (ODL) as well as on the operations of ODL institutions. UPOU, as the lead institution in ODL in the country and in the region, hopes to spark a conversation on salient topics that are seen to have policy and operations implications by publishing these research-based ideas as an open education resource (OER) both in print and digital formats. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) publishes these papers as initially presented in various academic venues conducted by the university as well as from empirical studies funded under UPOU’s and other external research grants. Invited papers are those that are research-based with strong empirical basis that could serve as a trigger for further conversation in the continuing discourse in open and distance learning.

About the Cover

The interconnected vertices represent the expansion of ideas as it originates from one point to the next leading up to a continuous complex exchange and production of knowledge through academic discourse between and among ODeL practitioners. The hue blue represents consciousness, knowledge, expansiveness, and inspiration which the series aims to convey.
Operationalizing the Institutional Vision Statement of the UPOU
Dr. Felix R. Librero
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The Changing Profile of UPOU Graduate with the Changing Modes of Delivery: A GIS-Based Analysis
Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao
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Open and Distance e-Learning
Shaping the Future of Teaching and Learning Edited by Grace Javier Alfonso and Primo G. Garcia
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From Centers to Hubs
Reconceptualizing UPOU Learning Centers Edited by Dr. Melinda F. Lumanta and Dr. Joane V. Serrano
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AGCOM-DEVCOM CROSSOVER
A Participant-Observer’s Journey By Felix Librero
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CONVERSATIONS ON OPENNESS:
An Engagement In Discourse Capture Edited by Melinda F. Lumanta, Ph.D. and Alexander G. Flor, Ph.D.
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Through their Voices… Through the Years
Thought Papers of UPOU Chancellors Edited by Dr. Melinda F. Lumanta

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ASSESSMENT PRAXIS IN OPEN AND DISTANCE e-LEARNING:
Edited by: Melinda F. Lumanta and Liza C. Carascal

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