Meet IskOU and Iska: UPOU Chatbot at your Service

If you are currently reading this using your mobile device or any other gadget you have with you at the moment, then you are most likely familiar with the concept of online chatting. With the development of the UPOU Chatbot, the convenience and efficiency of online chatting can now be experienced when inquiring about matters... 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 →

July is National Disaster Resilience Month

July is National Disaster Resilience Month in the country by virtue of Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on 28 June 2017. Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the observance was renamed to NDRM to highlight the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience. This year's theme is "Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay... Continue Reading →

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