Massive Open Distance e-Learning (MODeL) is UPOU’s platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are online courses which are open to the public for free. In the Philippines, UPOU pioneered the offering of MOOCs through MODeL. UPOU offered its first MOOC in 2013 - Introduction to Mobile Application Development Using Android Platform - which received a Merit Awards in the PR Programs Merit on a Sustained Basis (Education/Literacy Category) at the 49th Anvil Awards held on 26 February 2014 at Solaire Resort Grand Ballroom. The course aimed to equip students with the necessary skills and know-how to deploy android application for android phone and tablets. It was developed and offered in collaboration with SMART Communications, Inc. Since then, UPOU has developed a number of MOOCs with the aim of making education more open and accessible, and in promoting lifelong learning. Courses offered are clustered under the following categories: ASEAN Studies; Child Rights Protection and Promotion; DE Readiness; eFilipiniana; eService Management Program; Interlocal Cooperation; ODEL Teacher Accreditation; Sustainable Development; and Technology for Teaching and Learning.
University of the Philippines Open University
Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
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