Enrico Feria: Bridge Course Participant Turned Bridge English Course Coordinator

“Enlightening and educational.” For Enrico Feria, one of the Bridge English course coordinators for this year’s Bridge Program offering, these are the words that best describe his experience as a Bridge English and Math participant during the program’s previous offering last year. At the time, Enrico was about to begin his journey at the University... Continue Reading →

Rekindling the Love of Learning: A Look Back on UPOU’s First Online Bridge Program

On 17 October 2020, Saturday, 543 students of the first ever online bridge program of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) received their certificates of completion during the virtual closing ceremony that was hosted by the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU and UPOU Faculty of Education. This bridge program consisted of two bridge courses,... Continue Reading →

The Mozart Effect: Of Music and Podcasts

By Moireen Espinosa  Listening to music has its benefits to productivity, especially for someone like me who has done academic units via the online learning systems or platforms. Even prior to the pandemic lockdowns, I have had a glimpse on how to do things with the “at home” setup. There were times that I have... Continue Reading →

Araw ng Kalayaan 2021

by Lovelyn Petrasanta Mahal kong Pilipinas Lulan ka pa rin ng pag-asa Sa katatagan mo'y Hindi mawawala ang paghanga Dumating man ang pagsubok Mananatiling naka-tindig ka Daanan man ng kalungkutan May ngiti pa rin sa mga mata Mapagod man kung minsa’y Hinding hindi magsasawa Paglilingkod sa inang bayan Sa puso ay nakatatak na Mabuhay ka... Continue Reading →

UPOU Public Service Initiatives in 2021

For the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), public service is not just an additional function but a meaningful function that cuts across its teaching and research functions. This is in line with the responsibility of giving back meaningful service to the nation and to the world which remains deeply embedded at the core... Continue Reading →

UPOU from A to Z (26 Things to Know about UPOU)

by Moireen Nicola Antoinette Espinosa 2021 -- the 26th anniversary of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Indeed, it is an eventful year for everyone to celebrate. The ongoing pandemic has shaken the lives of many, yet the institution and its community still remain– strong and persevering. Here is a listicle of the... Continue Reading →

Talking to walls… NOT

by Keizer Philip Ancajas BA Multimedia Studies student, UPOU I am not that sociable. It’s not me to act so much of a social butterfly, but what I do want when I talk to someone on the phone, especially if I’m needing help, is to feel that they know what they’re doing.  It’s a kind... Continue Reading →

Student Support Services

by Phoebe May Apostol In this time of disruption, students --including University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) students who have been used to distance learning-- are experiencing different kinds of problems and challenges.  Problems towards the uncertain future brought about by the pandemic as well as problems on how to cope with their studies  are... Continue Reading →

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