Enroll in short courses to brush up on your knowledge or discover more about a certain subject. You can enroll in short courses along with other multimedia creative workshops,  from the University of the Philippines/ UP Open University at your own pace and without paying a fee.

The University of the Philippines UP Open University university continues to play a leading position in the study and practice of open learning and distant education in the Philippines

About UP Open University

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is a pioneer in online teaching and learning and continues to be a significant figure in the nation’s open learning and distance education research and application.

The courses support a variety of learning styles. Select a format that suits you. With the UPOU MOOC brand, you can expect on receiving free, valuable, high-quality courses.

The completion of each course will result in an electronic certificate that can be added to your résumé.


  • Introduction to Technology for Teaching and Learning
    This is a 4-week course with the goal to introduce you to the various technologies which can be used for teaching and learning. This module is based on the UNESCO ICT-Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) and is also part of the course Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL 1) prescribed by CHED to different degree programs in education.
    Date Offering: 13 Mar-14 Apr 2023
    Teacher: Dr. Melinda Bandalaria
    Language: English
    Institution: University of the Philippines Open University
  • Child Rights Protection and Promotion : Understanding The Child Better
    This course is about theoretical perspectives on children and child development and children’s situation, with a focus on children in need of special protection. It aims to develop a better understanding of children as the foundation for the development and conduct of effective and relevant activities and programs in support of child rights protection and promotion. 
    Date Offering: 6 Mar-14 Apr 2023
    Teacher: Ms. Luisa A. Gelisan
    Language: English
    Institution: University of the Philippines Open University
  • Sustainable Development : Social Entrepreneurship
    The course will introduce the learners to the basic concepts of social entrepreneurship and to the different ways it is practiced in different countries with focus on the models in Taiwan and the Philippines.  At the end of the course, the learner is expected to draw a concept plan for a possible social entrepreneurship initiative.
    Date Offering: 2 May-27 May 2022
    Teacher: Dr. Primo G. Garcia, and Mr. Larry N. Cruz
    Language: English
    Institution: University of the Philippines Open University
    Teacher: Larry Cruz
    Teacher: Primo Garcia
  • OU Pahinungód Programs: Introductory Course on Contact Center Services
     This course focuses on developing effective online communication skills that will provide competitive skills and knowledge for ICT- enabled and contact services-related jobs.
    Date Offering: March 6-31, 2023
    Language: English
    Institution: UPOU and Concentrix Philippines
  • UPOU Multimedia Center Online Training Programs: Script Writing for a Video Material
    Description of the course: This MOOC intends to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to write video scripts, specifically for educational purposes. This course is a pre-requisite course for the MOOC “Developing and Producing an Interactive Educational Video Material (2 Oct-27 Nov 2023).”
    Date Offering: 3 April-22 May 2023
    Teacher: Ms. Luisa Gelisan and Mr. Lexter Mangubat
    Language: English
    Institution: UPOU Multimedia Center
  • MOOC Offerings with UPOU Partners: Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Development 
    Description: It is a training course for teachers, practitioners, and workers in early childhood care and development. It provides a sound historical and theoretical rationale for creating child-centered learning projects and communities. 
    Date Offering: October 22, 2022 – December 30, 2022
    Teacher: Dr. Aurora Fe Bautista
    Language: English
    Institution: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and UPOU Faculty of Education
    Teacher: Aurora Fe Bautista


You must first create a MODeL account by following all the steps listed below in order to enrol for the courses.

  1. Create a user account here.
  2. You will receive an email asking you to validate your account.
  3. You can now log in after confirming your account.
  4. Browse the list of featured courses to decide which classes you want to sign up for when they become available in February.
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