The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) sees education as a means to promoting not only access but also equity. UPOU attempts to tear down barriers that have traditionally prevented learners from accessing quality education – geography, time, economics, age, etc. To be able to achieve this, UPOU has drawn upon the worldview of Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL). ODeL draws from the features and affordances provided by open learning, distance education, and eLearning—access and equity, resource sharing, learner-centeredness, flexibility, active learning, interactivity, ubiquity, and connectivity.