A month from now, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB), Benguet State University (BSU), Ifugao State University (IFSU), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), UPOU Foundation Inc. (UPOUFI) and the Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL) will gather the leading experts, celebrated scholars, and thriving practitioners at the 6th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODeL 2019).


This year’s conference, which carries the theme “Quality in Equity. Equity in Quality,” will be held at the Holiday Inn, Baguio City on 26-28 November 2019. 🍓🌲

The NCODeL 2019 provides a venue for participants to gain a better understanding of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of distance education, eLearning, and technology-enhanced learning. It is also a space for practitioners and scholars to share research results and practices in these areas.



Literally breezy! Baguio City, a.k.a the Summer Capital of the Philippines and the City of Pines,  is a mountain town of universities and resorts located in the Cordilleras. Owing to its high elevation, the average temperature in the city ranges from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius and is usually lower during the late and early months of the year. Being rich in its culture, tourist spots, and products and services, Baguio is a favorite go-to-place of the Filipinos not only during the summer season but all year round. (Source: https://philippinescities.com/baguio-city/)


Fresh ideas, researches, and innovative ways! NCODeL 2019 will zero in on three sub-themes, namely, Quality Assurance Framework in ODeL; Access, Inclusivity and Equity in ODeL; and Inclusive Technology for Quality ODeL. This is a forum to discuss and share experiences on how equity can be incorporated in quality assurance frameworks, how access can be improved in and through technology-enhanced learning, and how various technologies in making technology-enhanced learning be made more accessible to increasingly diverse learners.



Meet and greet with global and local experts! From the Philippines, we invited ASEC Felino Castro V (Assistant Secretary for the National BroadBand Backbone and Free Wifi/Internet Access in Public Spaces, Department of Information and Communications Technology); Dr. Grace J. Alfonso (Professor Emeritus, UP Open University); and Dr. Cherrie Melanie Ancheta-Diego (Director of Program and Standard Development, Commission on Higher Education). From outside the country, we invited Dr. Carlos Delgado Kloos (University Professor / Full Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Dr. Zahid Majeed (Department of Special Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan); and Dr. Narayanan Kulathu Ramaiyer (Professor, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, Kuching, Malaysia). More names to join the list of speakers will be posted soon!



Update your knowledge, widen your network, meet fellow eLearning practitioners and rub elbows with experts. Secure a seat and register now! You can get a 10% discount for a minimum of 10 participants within your institution. Make sure to book ahead once you register since November is a peak season. 



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