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Assistant Prof. Borromeo wins AAOU Young Innovator Silver Medal


Asst. Prof. Ria Mae Borromeo gets recognition for her innovative work in open and distance learning.


Assistant Prof. Ria Mae Borromeo was awarded the Silver Medal for the Young Innovator Award at the 26th Annual Conference of the Asian Open Universities (AAOU) held on 17-18 October in Chiba, Japan.

Her paper is entitled “Automatic Content Filtering and Publishing by Email for the UP Open University Doctor of Communication Program Learning Management System”.

The Young Innovators Awards are given to outstanding papers authored by AAOU participants under the age of 40.

UPOU Chancellor Grace Alfonso led the 19-person delegation to this annual gathering of practitioners, researchers, and administrators of open and distance learning in the region.

The following papers were presented by UPOU faculty and staff members:

  • “A Framework for Developing Competencies in Open and Distance e-Learning” by Dean Patricia B. Arinto
  • “Academic Performance and Students' Perceptions on Quality of Online Instruction” by Ms. Alvie Simonette Q. Alip
  • “Achievement and Motivational Goals, Interest and Academic Performance Among Distance Education Learner” by Asst. Prof. Rita Ramos
  • “Agents in the Accomplishment of Distance Education by Two Open Universities” by Dr. Jean Saludadez
  • “Assessing the DComm Students' Experience: Learner Support for ODL Students” by Ms. Estrella O. Sibal
  • “Collaborative Assessment Practice in a Teacher Education Field Study Course” by Assoc. Prof. Liza Carascal
  • “Collaborative Learning Activities in Online Courses: Issues and Strategies” by Dr. Primo G. Garcia
  • “Designing for Mobility to Make Physical Education Available Through Distance Education” by Asst. Prof. Katherine K. Esteves
  • “Enhancement of the Learning Management System for the Doctor of Communication Program of the University of the Philippines Open University” by Asst. Prof. Ria Mae Borromeo
  • “Evaluating Design and Content of a Multimedia Courseware in Nursing” by Dr. Sheila Bonito
  • “Exploring Discourses of Environmental Crisis Management in Virtual Social Space” by Ms. Joane Serrano
  • “Game Readiness in the University of the Philippines Open University” by Asst. Prof. Al-Francis Librero
  • “Gradations of Openness in Concept and Practice at the University of the Philippines Open University: Issues and Prospects” by Vice Chancellor Maria Fe V. Mendoza
  • “Informal Communities in an Online Learning Environment” by Dean Melinda dp. Bandalaria
  • “Managing Tutors Without Borders: Some Tips and Tricks” by Asst. Prof. Juvy Lizette Gervacio
  • “Mobilization Solutions on Web-based Learning Resources” by Asst. Prof. Reinald Adrian Pugoy
  • “Postmortem Analysis of a Gamified  Moodle Course in Philippine History” by Asst. Prof. Roel Cantada
  • “Using Technology in Managing Human Resource Activities in an Open University” by Mr. Michael Lagaya
  • “WeBook: A Framework to Significally Reduce the Use of Paper in ODeL and Promote Mobility and Integration” by Mr. Roberto Figueroa
Founded in 1987, AAOU is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with education at a distance. It provides a focal point for bringing everyone up to date on the issues, ideas, and developments in the field of open distance learning in the region. AAOU currently has 46 full members, 14 associate members and 2 individual supporting members.

UPOU is a full member of AAOU. It hosted the annual conference in 2000.




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