Institute of Open and Distance Education / Transnational Education

Providing access to quality distance education is OUr Commitment

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!

Carmencita L. CastoloIndeed, 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” classroom.

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

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