UPOU sets more online lectures and discussion

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo


The easing of restrictions does not mean the crisis is over, with the impact of COVID-19 cutting across various sectors. In an effort to continue the capacity-building of affected individuals, organizations, and fields, the UP Open University (UPOU) has embraced its unique role as online education provider, at a time when physical distancing is a must and mass gatherings are prohibited.

As the leading open and distance e-learning institution in the country, UPOU has remained true to its commitment of providing public service and delivering quality education through digital means such as online lectures and webinars. Its repository of learning materials are readily available for access online.

As of this writing, it has four upcoming web stream events in UPOU Networks.

The Master of Public Management Program of the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies, in partnership with the Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Inc. (ASPAP), has the three-part “Are We Really Going Online? ASPAP Webinar Series on Public Administration and Governance Education During the Time of the New Normal.”

It will kick off on June 10, 10:00 AM, with “Open and Distance e-Learning in Philippine Public Administration/Governance Education: Practices and Lessons.”

The second of the webinar series, “Instructional Design and Content Development for Public Adminstration/Governance Programs,” will be on June 17.

Closing off the three-part series is “Online Tutoring/Support and Assessment: Requirements and Challenges” scheduled on June 24.

UPOU’s Let’s Talk it Over online series also has an upcoming discussion titled “Who Takes Care of the Caregivers? The COVID-19 experience,” that will be streamed live on June 11 at 2:00 PM.

To view, listen, and participate in UPOU’s online discussions in real time, register at networks.upou.edu.ph.