Felix Librero
Professor Emeritus

Instructional Technology
Systems Theory

Indiana University, USA

Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems Technology (1981)
Cognates: Telecommunications, Journalism
and Business Administration

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Master of Science in Development Communication (1974)
Cognate: Extension Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, major in Agricultural Communications (1968)

Principal Investigator, Instructional Design Training for ICT-Based Distance Learning in Asia, PAN-DLT (Asia): Networking Distance Learning Technology Engines for Research, IDRC, May 2005 – October 2007.

Investigator, Needs Assessment and Environmental Scanning for the CGIAR Global Open Agriculture and Food University (GO-AFU) in the Southeast Asian region, International Food Policy Research Institute, August 2004.Project Director, Synthesis of Development Communication Research in the ASEAN Region, AMIC, October 2003 to February 2004.
Investigator, Community Broadcasting, Concept and Practice.  University of the Philippines Creative Work Award Project. January-December 2003.

Project Leader, Resource Mapping of Distance Education Programs for Rural Women and Children, U.P. Open University, December 2001 to June 2002.Program Leader, Towards STAND Philippines 2000:  Upgrading Science Teaching by Distance Education, U.P. Open University, December 1996 to March 1998

Project Leader, Assessment of the Telecommunications Infrastructure in Present and Potential Learning Center of the U.P. Open University, January 1995-May 1996.Investigator, Synthesis of Environmental Communications Research in the Philippines:  Some National Policy Implications, U.P. Los Baños, January-December 1995.

Project Leader, Rapid Appraisal of Farmers’ Awareness of the Grains Productivity Enhancement Program, Department of Agriculture, Philippines, March-May 1995.Investigator, Audiences and Information Needs of IRRI Scientific Publications, International Rice Research Institute, 16 April 1991 to 15 April 1992.

Investigator, Synthesis of Selected Development Communication Research in the Philippines: Some Policy Implications in Agricultural Development Program Implementation, U.P. Los Baños, January-December 1990.

Investigator, Communication and Training Factors Associated With Technology Transfer in Rural Development, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development, (PCARRD), July 1987 to March 1988.

, Rationalized Development Communication Research, Research Training and Research-Based Information Utilization Program for the Philippines.  PCARRD, January 1983 to March 1986.

Study Leader, Planning and Implementation of a Training Program for Farm Broadcasters.  National Food and Agriculture Council, Philippines, October 1976 to May 1977.

Librero, Felix.  2016.  Agcom-Devcom Crossover, A Participant Observer’s Journ.   ey.  E-Book published by the U.P. Open University, Los Banos, Laguna. ___________.  2012.  Writing Your Thesis, A Practical Guide for Students.  Los Banos: U.P. Open University. ___________.  2008.   Distance Education in the Philippines, Issues and Concerns.  Philippines: UP Open University: Los Banos, Laguna.

__________.   2004.  Community Broadcasting: Concept and Practice in the Philippines.  Singapore: Eastern Universities Press. __________.   2000.  Environmental Advocacy.  UP Open University. __________.   2000.  Communication Research and Evaluation.  UP Open University. __________.  1996. How to Write a Thesis Proposal3rd Edition, Second Printing (Revised Edition, 1992; Original Edition, 1985). College, Laguna: UPLB College of Agriculture Publications. __________. 1985. Rural Educational Broadcasting, A Philippine Experience, College, Laguna: Friederick Ebert Stiftung.

Book Chapters

Librero, Felix.  2010. Training Asian instructional designers.  In Jon Baggaley and Tian Belawati (eds.), Distance Education Technologies in Asia.  New Delhi: SAGE Publications, pp.214-226 Librero, Felix.  2007.  Digital learning environment in the Philippines.  In Rosario-Braid, Florangel; Ramon R. Tuazon; and Nora O. Gamolo (eds.), A Reader on Information and Communication Technology Planning for Development, 2nd Edition, AIJC, Manila, pp. 172-180. ___________.  2006.  Innovative ICTs in the ASEAN Region.  In Jon Baggaley (ed), Information and Communication Technology for Social Development, ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 55-68.

___________.  2006.  Instructional design training for ICT-based distance learning in Asia.  In Jon Baggaley (ed), Information and Communication Technology for Social Development, ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 93-98. ___________.  2005.  Bringing quality education to the doorsteps of the Filipino learner: experiences of the University of the Philippines Open University (Chinese Edition).  In Weiyuan Zhang (ed), Global Perspectives: Philosophy and Practices in Distance Education, China Central Radio and Television University Press, Beijing, China, pp. 272-292. ___________.  2002.  Integrated approaches in lifelong learning: comments on papers presented at the Kuala Lumpur international conference on lifelong learning.  Integrated Approaches to Lifelong Learning.  Papers presented in the ASEM International Conference on Lifelong Learning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 13-15, 2002, pp. 270-279. ___________.  2002. The use of radio and television in open and distance learning in the Philippines.  In Sudirman Siahaan (ed.), The Use of Radio and Television in Open and Distance Learning in southeast Asian Countries, SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Center, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 47-58. __________.  2001.  Insights into the interrelationship of communication, agriculture and environment.  In Cariño, Ledevina (ed.), The Philippine Social Sciences in the Life of the Nation.  Vol. 2, Enriching Each Other: The Encounter of the Social Sciences and Other Branches of Knowledge.  Quezon City: Philippine Social Science Council. ___________.  1998.  Distance education in the Philippines: status and trends.  Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Satellite Communication Application in Distance Education, ESCAP, Manila, Philippines.  New York: United Nations.  pp. 66-75. Librero, Felix. 1997.  Community Broadcasting in the Philippines.  In C. Maslog; R. Navarro; L. Tabing; and L. Teodoro,  (Eds.), Communications for People Power:  an Introduction to Community Communication. Quezon City:  UNESCO-IDC-CMC.  Chapter 4: pp. 27-33. ___________.  1993.  Networking for community broadcasting.  In Victor T. Valbuena (Ed.), Mahaweli Radio, AMIC, Singapore.  pp. 27-33. __________. 1993.  IEC as a basic framework.  In Alexander G. Flor  and Ely D.Gomez (Eds.), Environmental Communication: Considerations in Curriculum     and Delivery Systems Development, Institute of Development Communication, College, Laguna, Philippines.  pp. 25-36. ___________.1992.  Synthesis of selected development communication research in the Philippines: some policy implications for agricultural development program implementation. In Policy Considerations for Rural Development, APRAAP,            UPLB-CPDS, 1992.  pp.  198-231. ___________ and John Molstad. 1984. Audiovisual utilization by School of Education faculty at Indiana University (Bloomington). In A.D. Walker, R.A. Braden, and L.H. Dunker (Eds.), Enhancing Human Potential, Readings from the 15th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association. Blacksbugh, VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University. pp. 197-206

Technical Articles:

Librero, Felix.  (2008).  Quo vadis, development communication?  The Journal of Development Communication, XVII, 2, 71-78.

___________, et al.  (2007).  Uses of the cell phone for education in the Philippines and Mongolia.  Distance Education, 28, 2, 231-244. ____________.  (2007).  Policy environment for distance education in the Philippines.  Southeast Asian Journal on Open and Distance Learning, V, 3, 40-62. ____________.  (2005).  Status and trends in development communication research in the Philippines.  Media Asia, 32, 1, 35-38.

____________.  (2005).  Bringing quality education to the doorsteps of the Filipino learner: experiences of the University of the Philippines Open University (Chinese Version), Distance Education in China, No. 5, Serial 248, 52-58. Carbonel, Nenita R. and Felix Librero.  (2005).  Communication variables associated with utilization of upgraded goat production technology in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, The Philippine Agricultural Scientist, 88, 2, 473-476. Librero, Felix.  (2004).  Information and communication technology.  Educational Journal, Vol 23, No. 3 (August 2004), 7, 9, 11. ___________.  (2003).  Bringing quality education right at the doorsteps of the Filipino learner: the U.P. Open University experience.  Southeast Asian Journal on Open and Distance Learning, Vol. I, No. 1, 89-114. Soekartawi, Anung Haryono, and Felix Librero.  (2002).  Greater learning opportunities through distance education: experiences in Indonesia and the Philippines.  Journal of Southeast Asian Education, December 2002, Vol. 3, No. 2, 283-320. Librero, Felix. 1999. Towards quality higher education in agriculture: the information technology imperative. The Journal of Development Communication, 10, 1, 42-51. ___________. 1999.  Telecommunications applications in rural development in the Philippines. Media Asia. 26, 1, 24-28< ___________. (1998). Environmental communication in the Philippines: what the research says. The Journal of Development Communication, 9,  46-53. __________ (1994).  Relevance of social science research: some random comments.  Trinity Research Journal 6, 1, 38-40.  Librero, Felix.  (1993).  Community radio: an alternative for broadcasting.  Media Asia,        20, 4, 218-223. ___________. (1993). Towards a methodology for problematique analysis: a Philippine experience. Asian Journal of Communication, 3, 1, 84-102. ___________.  (1993).  Synthesis of development communication in the Philippines.          U.P. Los Baños Journal, 3, 1&2, 23-50. ___________.  (1993).  Scientific communication issues in the Third World setting.  U.P. Los Baños Journal, 3, 1&2, 148-157.  ___________.  (1991).  Communication concerns of the scientific community. The Philippine Agriculturist, 74, 2, 283-290. Librero, Araceli D. and Felix Librero. (1991). Disseminating upland research information in the Philippines.  The Journal of Development Communication, 2, 1, 9-15. Librero, Felix. (1990).  Development communication strategies: some experiences in the Philippines. The Journal of Development Communication, 1, 1, 9-15.< ___________. (1989).  Communication in the technology transfer process. The      Philippine Agriculturist, 72, 2, 237-245.

___________. (1988).  New communication technologies for education and information flow. Philippines Communication Journal, 2, 6, 1-17. ___________. (1987).  Communication research and strategies in rice production programs in the Philippines: some policy implications. Philippines   Communication Journal, 1, 3, 56-67. ___________. (1986). Need assessment: definition and application in the socio- context. Devcom Quarterly, 4, 1-2, 53-69. Cayaban, Agnes Gina-Lyn S. and Librero, Felix. (1986). Radiovision as a technique           in instructional broadcasting. Devcom Quarterly, 3, 3, 1-27. Librero, Felix. 1985. Problem structure analysis of the national communication systems of the Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Devcom Quarterly, 2, 2, 1-14 ___________ . (1983). Prosocial television research. Devcom Quarterly, 1, 2, 4-18. ___________ . (1983). Reviewing the scientific literature. Devcom Quarterly, 1, 2, 22-26. ___________ . (1983). What is resonance theory of communication? Devcom Quarterly, 1, 4, 22-26. Librero, Felix.  (1983). Instructional development in educational television: the case of tele-aralan ng kakayahan. Devcom Quarterly, 1, 4, 33-49. Puyaoan, Grace T. and Librero, Felix. (1982). Management problems of television.  Research at Los Baños, 1, 3, 6-8< Lalog, Grace T. and Librero, Felix. (1982). Credibility of unnamed sources in newspapers. Research at Los Baños, 1, 2, 6-8< Librero, Felix. (1982). UPLB faculty favor increased media use. Research at Los Baños, 1, 1, 10-15. Librero, Felix.  (1982).  Communication strategies and delivery systems for training programs in rural development.  Technical Bulletin No. 68, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, Taipei, Taiwan.  pp. 41-47.

Semi-Technical Articles

Librero, Felix.  (2002).  Basic issues in use of ICTs in education.  Manila Bulletin, November 24, 11. __________.  (2001).  Swaying With the Dance of Change.  UP Forum. __________.  (1998).  Are we ready for Satellite-Based Multimedia Technologies for Rural Development? UPOU Newsletter, Vol. 4, 10, 3. __________. 1997. Wikang Pilipino sa larangan ng siyensya. UPLB Newsletter, 3(10):4-5 ___________. 1996.  Implications of the CALABARZON Telecommunication plan to UPLB programs. UPLB Newsletter, 2(4):6-7. ___________.  1990.  Technical literacy in the context of the Filipino farmers’ world.  Media Development, 37(1):17-18. ___________.  1989.  Information technology: a brief backgrounder. Trinity College Journal, 10(1):26-34. ___________ . 1985. Broadcasting in the Philippines today. Hoso Bunka Foundation Journal, pp. 42-46

COMM 320 Management of Communication Media Resources and Systems
COMM 360 Information and Communication Media Technologies
COMM 400 Doctoral Dissertation


Chief Editor, International Journal on Open Distance e-Learning
U.P. Open University
2015 to present

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Development Communication
Kuala Lumpur 

President, UPOU Foundation, Inc., Philippines
2009 to present

Member, Board of Trustees
UPOU Foundation, Inc
2012 to present

Member, Admissions Committee
Doctor of Communication Program, FICS
U.P. Open University