The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) launched the UPOU Networks in 2010. UPOU Networks is an online network for station producing, programming and delivering scholarly productions through the Web. Through the Network, UPOU made available research-based scholarly materials, which are in various formats—print, hypertext, multimedia, and rich media, for use by its students and the general public. As the online repository of all UPOU-produced multimedia resources, the UPOU Networks provide access to a plethora of knowledge in various multimedia formats such as OERs, publications, web-streamed lectures/presentations/seminars/university events, radio, and podcasts.
The UPOU Networks is now the university’s window to the world where communal interaction happens in real-time. This is in line with UPOU’s vision for “Pamantasang Bukas Para sa Magandang Bukas” and its mandate in Republic Act 10650 (Open and Distance Learning Act) as the lead institution to promote best practices for open and distance learning in the country. The latest version of the UPOU Network, launched in February 2017, has the following features:
UPOU Live, it features lectures, fora, research presentations, seminars, and other university events that are web-streamed in real time. It enables the university to communicate/reach out to various publics scattered all over the world. Online viewers are also given the chance to interact with the presenters/speakers through an online chat.
UPOU Commons, a repository for university-produced OERs that can be used and accessed by anyone for free.
UPOU Mix, contains learning materials on various topics and in various formats, i.e., video, podcasts, animation. Speakers/lecturers in these multimedia materials are known experts in their fields.
UPOU OnRecord, an internet radio and also a repository of podcasts produced by UPOU.
UPOU Featured Program, showcase of UPOU program offerings on a bi-weekly basis.