Manlapaz of CRS presents result of student exit survey on Connectivity as bridging program

Department of Physical Therapy (PT) Chair Asst. Prof. Donald G. Manlapaz, Ph.D., presented the evaluation of Connectivity, a bridging program conducted by the University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences (UST CRS) PT Department during the 16th eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA 2021), which was held virtually on November 30, 2021.

The theme “Augmenting the Virtual Environment: Technology – Innovation – Humanity” showed that amidst the pandemic, eLearning and its surrounding technologies and pedagogies play a key role in facilitating student learning and enlightening teaching ideas.

Together with CRS Dean Assoc. Prof. Anne Marie C. Aseron and Ms Fe Therese M. Chavez, they conducted an exit survey to evaluate the students’ satisfaction, program’s usefulness, and quality, such as content, teaching and learning strategies, and facilities.

The overall completion rate of the program was 91.02%. One hundred twenty-four students completed the survey with 92.74% satisfaction and 96.53% usefulness of the bridging program. The program’s quality was rated at 92.12%, with a high rating on content (91.70%), teaching and learning strategies (94.59%), and facilities (90.70%).

As one of the first PT programs to return to limited face-to-face set-up in the country and with the program’s successful implementation, Connectivity’s design and delivery can serve as a model to other PT and allied health programs in their transition from online to face-to-face instruction during the pandemic.
The results of the Connectivity evaluation will help better understand the ongoing changes in the educational system and processes while ensuring a safe environment for the program’s sustainability.

This year, the program was hosted by the Soegijapranata Catholic University in Indonesia. Next year, UST will host the 17th eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA 2022).

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