Protacio, Cua of CRS bag Silver Award in Technology Category of eLFA 2023

University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences academic staff members participated in the recently concluded eLearning Forum Asia 2023 with the conference theme “Digital Futures of Work and Learning: Forging the Way Ahead” held at the Singapore University of Social Sciences last November 30 to December 1, 2023.

Ms. Carol Mae Protacio and Ms. Justine Anne Cua from the Department of Occupational Therapy and eLearning specialists of CRS bagged the Silver Award in the Technology Category in the said forum.

Protacio and Cua showcased the innovative digital operations of the Aruga UST-OT Clinic, the service and training arm of the Department of Occupational Therapy. During the pandemic, operations of the clinic were rendered via a fully virtual environment maximizing TigerTech tools. The clinic used Zoom as the main avenue for the delivery of care, enabling academic staff and students to translate face-to-face therapy sessions into virtual sessions for its clients. The clinic also utilized Google Workspace applications, allowing the clinic to have a systemized approach for documentation of services and digital inventory of its resources. These simple technological solutions paved the way for the continuous provision of quality OT services during the height of the pandemic and even beyond.

In the same forum, Asst. Prof. Christian Rey Rimando presented the “Magkaugnay Project” of the Department of Physical Therapy. It is in collaboration with the Pediatric Rehabilitation, Community Based Rehabilitation, and Health Promotion & Wellness courses. It was one of the nominees under the Community Outreach category.

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