Professor Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, PhD

Professor Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, PhD Chancellor and Professor University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
Professor Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, PhD
Chancellor and Professor
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)

President of the Asian Association of Open Universities

  • More than 20 years of teaching and doing research on open distance elearning (ODeL)
  • Has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on open distance elearning, most of which focus on use of modern ICTs for education, learner support in ODeL and the most recent of which are on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Current researches are on quality assurance for open distance elearning including MOOCs.
  • Has initiated and spearheaded the design and implementation of Massive Open Online Courses at UPOU (and in the Philippines) in 2012
  • Actively involved in training/capability building and related development initiatives with open distance elearning as the main strategy.