UP Open University offers 23 free courses this 2023

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is offering short courses to the public. Photos from UPOU website.

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is offering 23 free short courses that will be available to the public starting this February 2023.

The UPOU released a list of courses covering topics such as animation, gender sensitivity, graphic design, entrepreneurship, multimedia production, and many more.

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The free courses can be completed at one’s own pace and convenience. E-certificates will be given to individuals who have successfully completed their courses.

“All of our courses are FREE, SELF-PACED, and OPEN to everyone so you may complete them at your own convenience,” the UPOU announced on January 19, 2023.

“At the end of each course, e-certificates will be awarded to course completers which you may include in your resume as a 16-hour training,” the university added.

Here are the online courses offered by the University of the Philippines Open University:

February

  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Basics of Graphic Design

March

  • Introduction to Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL)
  • Strategic Planning in ODeL
  • Understanding the Child Better
  • Introduction to Technology for Teaching and Learning

April

  • Scriptwriting for a Video Material
  • Quality Assurance in ODeL
  • Crisis Management and Foresight Planning

May

  • Learner Support in ODeL
  • Teaching and Learning with Modern ICTs
  • Social Entrepreneurship

June

  • Blended Teaching and Learning Using OERs
  • Legal Instruments for the Protection of Children

July

  • Introduction to Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL)
  • Strategic Planning in ODeL
  • Business Analytics Concepts and Frameworks
  • Basic Animation Using Powtoon

August

  • Quality Assurance in ODeL
  • Learner Support in ODeL

September

  • Introduction to Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Institutional Mechanism Towards Child Rights Protection and Promotion
  • Planning Programs on Child Rights Protection and Promotion

October

  • Teaching and Learning with Modern ICTs
  • Developing and Producing an Interactive Educational Video Material
  • Video Editing Using an Open-Source Video Editing Software

November and December

  • Blended Teaching and Learning Using OERs
  • Implementing and Evaluating Programs for Child Rights

To enroll for free, individuals need to register and create a Massive Open Distance eLearning (MODeL) account through the UPOU website.

Follow these steps to register in MODeL and enroll in the MOOCs you like:

1. Fill out this registration form: https://bit.ly/upoumodel_signup
2. Wait for an email containing your login credentials. Login credentials will only be sent Thursdays of every week. Cut-off for each week is 4PM, Wednesdays. Requests received after the cut-off will be sent the following week.
3. Upon receiving the email, sign in to your new MODeL account.
4. You will be asked to change your password. Create a strong password that you don’t use for any other websites.
5. Browse through our website homepage, and select the course you want to enroll in. Self-enrollment usually starts two weeks before the start of the course.
Note: This is for
6. Previously registered accounts can login direct on the UPOU’s website at https://model.upou.edu.ph/login/signup.php

New users can browse through the featured courses section of the university’s website and select the ones they would like to enroll in when they become available.

The UPOU is one of the trailblazers in online teaching and learning in the Philippines – the first to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). It previously offered online Bridge English and Bridge Mathematics courses for free.

The educational institution earlier swept all three Prizes of Excellence awarded by the Norway-based International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).

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