Hindi naman kasi lahat ng undergrad courses inio-offer ng UPOU
They don't have Expanded Tertiarty Equivalency Education and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) and Non-Traditional Study Program (NTSP) compared to PUP Open Univesity School of Professional Studies that all of their undergrad non-board courses are available for those qualified applicants.
*ETEEAP of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is an educational assessment scheme which recognizes knowledge, skill and prior learning attained by individuals from non-formal and informal educational experiences...
*Non-Traditional Study Program (NTSP) program. It is a self-study program wherein the student's educational background, work experiences and achievements are evaluated and accredited through a rating system that leads to the completion of an undergraduate and graduate degree.
You mentioned... it is better to go to other more competitive schools than PUP But the problem is limited ang mga courses and they are not totally equip in terms of OPEN U program management, facilities, curriculum and materials development, delivery mode and strategies and the program is not accredited compared to PUP Open University with decades of experience since 1960's.
Ano ano ba yung mga school na sinasabing mong more competitive than PUP pagdating sa OPEN UNIVERSITY education program.
Ito lang yung mga may school na may Open University sa Pilipinas bukod sa UP at PUP:
The Ateneo de Manila Universityís (AdMU) distance education program is focused on just one course: Journalism.
Meanwhile, the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University uses interactive online methods that allow maximum exibility in schedules, ideal for the working journalists that the programs are targetting. It offers a Master of Arts in Journalism and short-term diploma and certificate programs.
The University of Santo Tomas organized a distance education program to help less privileged individuals who do not have the opportunity or the money to study.
USTís project began in 1999. Classes were conducted through a two-way radio with a teacher supervising five sitios in Bamban, populated mostly by Aetas who had never gone to school. Through distance education, the Aetas learn basic literacy and functional skillsóreading, writing and simple arithmetic.
(Ewan ko kung tuloy pa ito until now. Wala na akong balita sa distance learning ng UST)
PWU COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
The PWU Virtual Learning Environment System (VLES) was developed for students and faculty alike for them to experience various non-tradional modes of educational delivery. The system is constantly evolving to make courses offered by the University accessible in the Internet anytime and anywhere.
Courses offered: Masteral and Doctoral degrees
PLM OPEN U
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Open University (PLM OU)
PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN U
The Pangasinan State University Open University Systems (PSU-OUS) were founded in 1996 and began at PSU-Lingayen in March 1997 with diploma courses. It now offers a wide range of courses to residents of Ilocos Norte and Leyte as well as Pangasinan.
WESTERN MINDANAO STATE U OPEN U
The Western Mindanao University Open University System provides a non-thesis master of public administration course, major in organization and management. The students meet with their professors once a month at the nodal centers in Ipil, Sibugay and Pagadian City.
BICOL UNIVERSITY OPEN U
Bicol Universityís Open University, established in 2005, allows students to earn masterís degrees in public administration, local government management, and management.
CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN U
The CLSU Open University, founded on August 29, 1997, offers graduate, post-graduate, certificate, and diploma courses. The lessons are administered through printed modules and occasional live tutorial sessions.
BENGUET STATE U OPEN U
Benguet State University has offered masterís and diploma programs for certain courses since 1997.
THE PUP OPEN UNIVERSITY
Pioneering in Open and Distance Learning in the Philippines
The PUP OU is in consonance with the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Article IV mandates that quality education at all levels should be made accessible to all Filipinos and self-learning, independent, out-of-school study programs, non-formal, informal and indigenous learning systems, be developed particularly those which respond to community needs.
The PUP Open University was established in the 1970ís. The initial offerings were non-degree (technical-vocational) courses. PUP first thought of the Open University concept when then PCC President Nemesio E. Prudente saw the need to provide access to educational opportunities to millions of Filipinos who wanted to study but were constrained by time, distance and other circumstances. He was assisted by then Assistant Vice President for Branches and Head of the OU and now Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Samuel M. Salvador together with Prof. Teofilo H. Montemayor. They worked relentlessly in establishing linkages with different organizations and laid down the foundations of the OU system in PUP. However, the initial implementation fizzled out when Martial Law was declared in 1972.
When Dr. Prudente was reinstated as PUP President in 1986, he again revived the concept of the Open University System. It was formally launched in March 1990. Dr. Prudente and Dr. Salvador believed in bringing education right at the doorsteps of the people. This concept was supported fully by Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan during her presidency. The appointment of Dr. Ofelia M. Carague as president of PUP in 1998 augured well for the PUP OU since she has been one of the prime movers of the OU in the University. In the presidency of Dr. Dante G. Guevarra, the PUP OU has grown leaps and bounds as it established the three schools that presently compose it.
While broadcast-based distance learning systems in the Philippines were popular in the 1960ís, it was PUP which first implemented the concept of the Open University, that is, a university within a university offering both degree and non-degree programs in the country duly certified by corresponding certificates or diplomas upon satisfactory compliance of course requirements.
LEGAL BASES OF THE OPEN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
PUP Open University is in consonance with the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Article IV mandates: that quality education at all levels should be made accessible to all Filipinos and that non-formal, informal, and indigenous learning system, self-learning, independent, and out-of-school study programs be developed particularly those which respond to community needs.
Another legal basis is House Bill No. 13484, An Act Establishing the Philippine Open University. PUP heeded to the invitation of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives to participate in the discussion of the Bill that is not on its second reading.
PUP believes that the creation of RA #7722 is very timely and certainly maintains its stand that the OU system assists in the universalization and democratization of education.
PUP OPEN UNIVERSITY Expertise/Advocacy
Given its years of experience in distance education, the PUP Open University has always been called to lend its expertise on the subject. It is often asked to provide relevant and insightful contribution to planners and policy makers responsible for the further development of distance education in the country. The PUP Open University is one of the pioneering members of the Open and Distance Learning Foundation (ODLF), the first organization of its kind in the country comprising of twelve (12) educational institutions. The organization is tasked to provide support to Commission on Higher Education as its sets out to create a more equitable and efficient operation of the Philippine educational system, to serve as a clearinghouse of information, resources as well as involvement in current issues and trends affecting the development of open learning and distance education in the country. This author was further elected as Treasurer of the organization.
PUP OPEN U INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
The PUP Open University had also made its mark in the international scene. It is an accredited member of international distance education organizations such as the International Council on Distance Education (ICDE), Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) and Foundation for Continuing Education (FORCE). It has been recognized by UNESCO Asia Pacific Region for Higher Education knowledge Based on Open and Distance Learning in Bangkok, Thailand since 2003.
In the field of Open University education hindi na mabubura sa kasaysayan ng Philippine education ang PUP Open University because of its Pioneering efforts and contributions in Open and Distance Learning in the Philippines and remarkable achievements.
PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF DISTANCE LEARNING
PUP OPEN UNIVERSITY is one of the founding member of Philippine Society of Distance Learning:
PUP Open University
PWU College of Distance Education
UP Open University
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*PIONEERING EFFORTS IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING:
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Experience