Students and teachers alike can expect more publicly accessible educational materials on the internet with help from the University of the Philippines (UP).
UP is offering to the public its online learning resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced educational institutions in the country to adopt a remote learning setup in the upcoming school year.
“UP makes it a point to open up its repository of knowledge and expertise to all sectors and members of the general public, and make its resources available to all who seek to learn, to do research and to sincerely serve the country and its people,” the University said.
Educational materials such as publications, radio episodes, podcasts, recordings of online lectures, courses, academic events, and university functions, and other open educational resources are all offered by UP to educators, learners, and the general public, free of charge. Produced and curated by the UP Open University, UP Diliman College of Education, TVUP, and DZUP, these resources aim to better equip educators in distance or blended learning arrangements.
Since March, UP has also been assisting the country in the fight against the ongoing public health crisis by providing the public access to information regarding COVID-19 symptoms, diagnoses, case numbers, policy guides, and other resources.
The University said it “is even more cognizant of its role in educating our people, in letting science lead the way out of this public health crisis, and in informing policy- and decision-making at all levels with the best knowledge and expertise we can offer.”
UP is set to open academic year 2020-2021 this September.
For UP’s full list of online educational materials: https://www.up.edu.ph/up-offers-educational-materials-to-the-public/
For DZUP’s episode archive: iskomunidad.upd.edu.ph/index.php/DZUP_1602