Prepping Up for NCODeL 2019

The 6th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning is just around the corner and we are very excited! In preparation for your arrival in Baguio City, the following information may be helpful. Location NCODeL2019 will be held at the Holiday Inn, Baguio City, a four-star hotel located in Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines.... Continue Reading →


HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE ‘COOLEST’ CONFERENCE YET? 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)... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Research Can’t be Achieved

By Lex Librero, PhD Professor Emeritus U.P. Open University   The perfect research is unachievable, so say a lot of research experts and academics.  Research seeks verifiable empirical evidence to prove that certain phenomena may be operating under specific conditions, according to Fred Kerlinger in his book published in 1973, but perfect conditions under which... Continue Reading →

Creative Thinking in Research

By Lex Librero, PhD Professor emeritus UP Open University   I’m not an expert on creative thinking in research, but I wish to share somebody else’s ideas about it that I happen to agree with. These ideas are old ones, though. More than six years ago, on February 14, 2013, Eva Lantsoght wrote a blog... Continue Reading →

For Graduate Thesis Student

By Lex Librero, PhD Professor Emeritus UP Open University   Among graduate research students, the phrase “contributions to the body of knowledge” may be common concept and we may think that most graduate research students understand it in the same way. Well, frequently this concept is vague and open to various interpretations, each one of... Continue Reading →

Learning at the Doctorate Level

By Lex Librero, PhD Professor Emeritus UP Open University   (Here’s what I shared with the incoming students under the Doctor of Communication Program of UPOU on July 28th 2018, during our orientation program at UPOU Headquarters in Los Banos. I wish to share it with those following UPOU blog posts.) At the doctorate level,... Continue Reading →

Going to Graduate School

There are many who are now well-placed in their respective careers, but are contemplating on going back to school -- yes, Graduate School. It has always been said that not everybody is for the university. In the same manner, not everyone, in spite of their bachelor’s degree education, should be in Graduate School. A lot... Continue Reading →

The Student Orientation That Was

Have you ever asked yourself the same question over and over again? There was a point in time that every student studying under UPOU had their first taste of what distance education is. All of us continuing students had a time where we reconsider every step we take and all of us questioned our own... Continue Reading →

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