Institute of Open and
Distance Education /
Providing access to quality
distance education is OUr
The PUP Open University
System Institute of Open and
Distance Education /
Transnational Education (PUP OUS-IODET), also known as the "Pamantasang Bayan",
is a fresh and innovative system of delivering higher educational
services in a manner that differs from the formal, highly structured,
and classroom-oriented traditional approach.
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Institute of
Open and Distance Education /
Transnational Education Website!
the PUP Open University has come along way and has more than 2 decades
of experience in offering courses at a distance. I am extremely proud of
our ongoing tradition of excellence in the Open University. From the
early 70’s forward, PUP Open University has been known throughout the
country as the leading open and distance education provider. Today, we
consistently provide ongoing measurable outcomes to substantiate our
legacy of quality open and distance education.
I am grateful to the Mother University, for sharing with us their
expertise and facilities, helping us in our endeavor in trying to blend
with traditional education while striving to meet the challenge of
constantly changing learning theories and evolving technologies in
distance education through our offline (face-to-face) and online
sessions. The Open University mission is met under the guidance of the
administrators and subject specialists committed to excellence in
student support services and teaching, sustained scholarship and
relevance in a dynamic, global environment.
Perhaps the greatest appeal of distance education for learners is the
flexibility it offers. As a distance learner, you will have access to
university credit courses without having to leave your home or your job
to go to a class on campus. For many people, distance education provides
an opportunity to maintain, complete, or continue university study while
working, caring for a family, or sustaining a busy life. Although
distance education implies some separation of distance between learners
and the teacher, you, your classmates, and your subject specialists, in
fact may just as easily be located across the campus, across the city or
across the world from one another.
Distance education provides options in terms of where and when you
learn. You may study independently, with the guidance of a teacher or a
tutor who grades and comments on your work or you may study online,
communicating with your teacher and other students in your “online”
To our dear students, congratulations for your decision to enroll in
our OU. I want to say thank you for trusting us and allowing us to help
you to grow professionally and in turning your dreams into reality in
spite of the limitations in time and space. May you continue to allow us
to serve you more excellently for the glory of GOD. More importantly, my
salute to the present and past presidents of the university for the
support they have and are extending to the unit, as well as to the men
and women who pioneered and unselfishly served our Open University
through the years.
My sincerest appreciation and gratefulness to those who believe in
us, in the open and distance education of PUP. PUP Open University is
the education of today. Be educated through this pioneering endeavor of
the most populous university in the country.
Please visit the rest of our Website to learn more about our school
of distance education and feel free to contact me with questions or
suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Carmencita L. Castolo, DEM