Online degree programs were first offered in the Philippines in the mid 90’s amid which there was a recorded consistent development in the quantity of state and private establishments in the nation. Additionally amid this period was the point at which the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), one of the three government associations dealing with the instruction framework in the nation, urged numerous instructive foundations to offer separation learning programs. This move was activated by the expanding populace and ascent of tertiary enrolments over the previous years.
1990’s – Rise of Open Universities
One of the very much perceived Higher Education Institution (HEI) offering on the web degree programs in the nation is the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), which was set up in 1995. OPOU is the pioneer of open learning and separation training in the Philippines. Another unmistakable open college in the nation is the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Open University (PUPOU). PUPOU started offering on the web degree courses in 1990. The Asian Institute for Distance Education (AIDE) is one of the main four government-perceived separation learning suppliers in the nation offering full scholarly degrees. Different pioneers of online degree programs are the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) through the e-Learning Access Program, and Dela Salle University (DLSU). The online projects offered by these online colleges incorporate undergrad programs, graduate authentication programs, post-baccalaureate programs, experts program, and doctoral projects.
2000’s – Technological Advancements in HEIs
The eLearning market begins to develop in the Philippines in the mid 2000’s. In any case, the online courses offered at that point are restricted just to testament and professional preparing. The administration office that encourages these online projects is the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Today, TESDA is putting forth different online courses in the fields of IT, Tourism, Electronics, Automotive, HVAC, and Agriculture under the purported Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). In spite of the fact that these projects just give Diploma and Certificate courses, TESDA has ladderization programs from these courses to the degree courses.
At the turn of the thousand years, web innovation begins to pick up force in the training arrangement of the Philippines. This mechanical breakthrough offers path to the rise of more open and private HEIs offering on the web courses. As indicated by an investigation, the quantity of web clients expanded by around 291% amid the time of 2000-2006, which is equal to 7.82 million individuals. As indicated by Philippines ICT Statistics Portal, the cell phone membership was dramatically increased from 2006 to 2011 and the settled broadband membership was more than quadrupled inside a similar time allotment. As per StateUniversity.com, different open and private sites have likewise surfaced to give online projects and administrations to understudies in the advanced education. Among of these organizations are the Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Kodiko Online, 2StudyIt.com, Education for Life Foundation, Estudyante.com, FAPENET, Gurong Pahinugod, and Iskolar.com.
2010’s – High Economic Growth Impacts Higher Education Programs
As indicated by Business World Online, there are about 2,300 HEIs in the Philippines and 1,259 of them were putting forth business degrees in 2012. As indicated by CHED, tertiary enrolment achieved 3.3 million around the same time. In light of Courses.com.ph, there are bunches of postgraduate courses in the Philippines that can be taken online from different open and private HEIs today. These are online courses in training, administration and open organization, horticulture, media and correspondence, wellbeing and united sciences, PC studies, business, and design and building.
The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) can be considered as one of the real leaps forward in enhancing the offerings of online degree programs in the Philippines. Under this program, understudies going for four year college education can finish their examinations in about a year or somewhere in the vicinity and they likewise have the choice to take the program online from the authorize online schools and colleges.
Powered by the developing economy, more HEIs are putting forth online degree courses to both Filipino and worldwide understudies the nation over today. What’s more, with training programs offered by TESDA and CHED, it is normal that online degree programs in the nation will keep on experiencing more development in the coming years.