DILG-endorsed UPOU MOOC begins in May

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo

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Enrollment is ongoing for the UP Open University (UPOU) Master of Public Management (MPM) program’s massive open online course (MOOC) on interlocal cooperation. It is free and open to the public.

The course was even endorsed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through Memorandum Circular No. 2020-069, signed and issued by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año on April 3. The memo encourages local government heads and officials to enroll and directs DILG regional directors as well as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Minister for Local Government to widely disseminate the memo.

It is a redeveloped version of the PM 265 course that has now been packaged as a stand-alone MOOC by the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, to which the MPM belongs. It is an initiative that aims to help harness the capabilities of local governments in working together to accomplish common goals that will benefit the larger Philippine society.

The mettle of local governments is being tested by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and this MOOC proves a timely opportunity for these units to beef up their knowledge stores and skill sets.

The MOOC on Interlocal Cooperation is a four-module course, with each module consisting of three weeks. It is scheduled to begin on May 18 with Module 1: General Course on Interlocal Cooperation. The first module ends on June 5.

Module 2: Legal Ingredients will be conducted from June 8 to 26.

Module 3: Institutional Ingredients will be on June 29 to July 17.

Module 4: Financial Ingredients will be on July to August 7.

Enrollment for Modules 2 to 4 will be announced prior to their conduct.

Original article published at https://www.upou.edu.ph/announcement/massive-open-online-course-mooc-on-interlocal-cooperation-ilc/.