Professor Emeritus and former UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Felix “Lex” Librero is dishing out thesis writing advice with “FICS Chat with Sir Lex”, a program on UPOU Networks that he conceptualized himself.
It is a community service initiative of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) that aims to equip learners with knowledge and harness their skills in writing theses and dissertations. It premiered on September 4 with “General Practices in Thesis Writing”.
It has streamed live on the UPOU Networks-Multimedia Center Facebook page, UPOU FICS Facebook page, UPOU Networks website, and the UPOU YouTube channel every Friday since.
Recordings of the streamed videos are accessible on the said sites and pages for those who want to view or review the episodes.
As of this writing, “FICS Chat with Sir Lex” has had a total of seven episodes. The second installment, “Writing the Introductory Chapter”, was streamed on September 11; “How to Review the Literature” on September 18; “Writing the Methodology: The Quantitative and Qualitative Research Designs” on September 25; “Survey Research Designs” on October 2; “Writing the Discussion on Sampling Design” on October 9; and, “The Frameworks of Your Thesis” on October 16.
Apart from “FICS Chat with Sir Lex”, UPOU Networks also has Librero’s “Thesis Writing: A Practical Guide”.
Librero has a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. He served as the UPOU chancellor for two consecutive terms, from 2001 to 2007.He was awarded the rank and title of UP Scientist in 2006. He has given multiple master classes on research, thesis, and dissertation writing, and has published two books on the subject: How to Write a Thesis Proposal: Some Practical Guidelines in 2003; and, Writing Your Thesis (A Practical Guide for Students) in 2012.