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Growth of Online Degree Programs in the Philippines

Online diploma packages had been first provided withinside the Philippines withinside the early 90’s throughout which there has been a recorded non-stop boom withinside the variety of nation and personal establishments withinside the usa. Also throughout this era turned into while the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), one of the 3 authorities corporations managing the schooling gadget withinside the usa, advocated many instructional establishments to provide distance gaining knowledge of packages. This pass turned into brought on through the growing populace and upward push of tertiary enrolments during the last years.

1990’s – Rise of Open Universities

One of the well-diagnosed Higher Education Institution (HEI) providing on-line diploma packages withinside the usa is the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), which turned into set up in 1995. OPOU is the pioneer of open gaining knowledge of and distance schooling withinside the Philippines. Another outstanding open college withinside the usa is the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Open University (PUPOU). PUPOU commenced providing on-line diploma publications in 1990.

The Asian Institute for Distance Education (AIDE) is one of the best 4 authorities-diagnosed distance gaining knowledge of carriers withinside the usa providing complete educational degrees. Other pioneers of on-line diploma packages are the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) via the e-Learning Access Program, and Dela Salle University (DLSU). The on-line packages provided through those on-line universities encompass undergraduate packages, graduate certificates packages, post-baccalaureate packages, masters program, and doctoral packages.

2000’s – Technological Advancements in HEIs

The eLearning marketplace begins offevolved to emerge withinside the Philippines withinside the early 2000’s. However, the web publications provided through that point are confined best to certificates and vocational training. The authorities corporation that enables facilitate those on-line packages is the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Today, TESDA is providing diverse on-line publications withinside the fields of IT, Tourism, Electronics, Automotive, HVAC, and Agriculture beneathneath the so-referred to as Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Although those packages best offer Diploma and Certificate publications, TESDA has ladderization packages from those publications to the diploma publications.

At the flip of the millennium, net era begins offevolved to advantage momentum withinside the schooling gadget of the Philippines. This technological milestone offers manner to the emergence of greater public and personal HEIs providing on-line publications. According to a study, the variety of net customers expanded through approximately 291% throughout the duration of 2000-2006, that’s equal to 7.eighty two million people. According to Philippines ICT Statistics Portal, the cell telecellsmartphone subscription turned into greater than doubled from 2006 to 2011 and the constant broadband subscription turned into greater than quadrupled in the equal time frame. According to, diverse public and personal web sites have additionally surfaced to offer on-line packages and offerings to college students withinside the better schooling. Among of those establishments are the Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Kodiko Online,, Education for Life Foundation,, FAPENET, Gurong Pahinugod, and