Immersive Open Pedagogies Program

The IOP Program was established by the university to systematically enhance the impact of immersive technologies and open pedagogies through organized activities and partnerships.


Immersive Open Pedagogy & projects for UPOU.


An Immersive Learning Laboratory (ILL) that will design, develop, and test learning models, strategies, and environments.


Technical assistance to UPOU faculty, students, and staff in migrating to immersive learning.

Our Projects

Our program pushes the boundaries of reality, blending the physical and digital realms to create captivating experiences.


World Immersive Learning Labs

NCODeL 2022

Tri-Conference 2023


Immersive Science Communication Open Laboratory

An immersive and interactive physical space that optimizes extended reality.  We curate and create engaging and instructive immersive content, integrate hands-on activities and experiments, foster user cooperation and social engagement, evaluate and iterate immersive experiences, and promote accessibility and inclusivity.

The construction of ISCOLab is projected to conclude by 2024.

Meet the Team

Introducing our vibrant community of learners and mentors dedicated to shaping the future of education through immersive approaches.

Roberto Figueroa Jr, PhD

Program Director

Myra Oruga, PhD

Program Development Associate

Roel Cantada

Program Development Associate

Blancaflor Arada

Program Development Associate

Eric Hawkinson

Collaborating Researcher

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Hiroshi Taniguchi

Collaborating Researcher

UP Open University

Jayson Petras, PhD

Collaborating Researcher

Sentro ng Wikang Filipino

Lexter Mangubat

Collaborating Researcher

MINTED Lab / UP Open University

Jessa Perez

Junior Project Officer

UP Open University

Hannah Gabriella Macaldo

Student Assistant

BA Multimedia Studies, UPOU

Christine Faye Pesimo

Student Assistant

BA Multimedia Studies, UPOU

Work with us!

Shaping Futures through Immersive Education

Our Partners

Multimedia and Immersive or Neoteric Technology for Education and Development Laboratory

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Contact Us

Whether it be collaborations, inquiries, feedback, or any other topics you’d like to discuss, feel free to reach out to us.

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