Prewriting Exercises

Are you looking at a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen and cannot think of anything to write?  Here are some prewriting exercises to help you get started. These personal strategies were shared by Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) and Director of... Continue Reading →

6 Tips to a Better School Term

Summer is almost over. But there is still  time for last minute outings and a few trips to the beach. And for us UPOU students, what better way to spend the last days of our summer than to contemplate about the decisions that we have made about our lives in the comfort of our oven-like... Continue Reading →

UPOU celebrates 2018 Women’s Month

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) joins the nation in the celebration of the 2018 National Women’s Month. To start off this year’s celebration, the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns initiated  the UPOU Women’s Month Kick Off Program during the UPOU flag ceremony on 5 March 2018. During the program, the ‘UPOU Gender... Continue Reading →


Who says workshops can’t be fun?  At the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), the regular Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) Orientation takes an interesting  turn and gives a new meaning to LOL. UPOU FMDS conducts a regular Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) Orientation as part of the Faculty’s thrust to... Continue Reading →

6 Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996, February 11-17, 2018 was declared as National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.    #UPOpenUniversity is one with the nation in providing special protection to children from all forms of abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation and discrimination and other conditions prejudicial to their development. Here are... Continue Reading →

UPOU’s Top Pick on ODeL Trends for 2018

The year 2018 marks another exciting year for educators, teachers, researchers and students when it comes to teaching and learning technology. In the last decade, Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL) has been making education accessible that a growing number of local and international institutions has adopted this approach to reach and include more learners. With... Continue Reading →

Staying Motivated

Are you feeling demotivated? Is your performance at work already affected because there are a lot of things going on in your mind? Sometimes all we have to do is pause for a while, and reflect. Here are some inspiring thoughts to keep you motivated. Dr. Joane Serrano, Director of the Information Office and the... Continue Reading →

7 Distinct UPOU Events in 2017

UPOU Anniversary University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) celebrated its 22nd anniversary with the theme “UPOU@22: Leading in ODeL Within and Beyond.” This was held on 24 February 2017 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. After critical reflection on its 21st year, UPOU upholds its position as the pioneer and leading institution in... Continue Reading →

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