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Google Documents: A Communication Tool in a Transnational OT Education Setting in Haiti

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Google Documents: A Communication Tool in a Transnational OT Education Setting in Haiti

Self Paced
$20 ($15 for OTAC Members)
.5 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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This program evaluation sought to determine if Google documents could serve as an effective communication tool between an English-speaking instructor and non-English speaking students in an occupational therapy (OT) program in Haiti. Identifying technology that increases the communication between educators and students is critical for student learning and success. Data collection involved a survey comprised of closed and open-ended questions. One hundred percent of the students expressed satisfaction with using Google documents for communication with the instructor. The results support the recommendation to use Google documents in more courses in the program.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Renee Rains, MOT, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the need for occupational therapy educators within the international community.
  • Identify a technology tool that can increase communication between an English speaking instructor and non-English speaking students.
  • Understand the unique role of a transnational educator in an occupational therapy program.
Instructor bio
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Renee Rains, MOT, OTR/L
OTAC Guest Instructor

Renée Rains is an occupational therapist with over twenty years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She is now a doctoral student in the University of Kansas Medical Center post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program as well as a graduate teaching assistant for the entry-level OTD program. Renée has practiced in a variety of settings with a primary focus in pediatrics. She is currently engaged in transnational (international) education as guest faculty at the Rehabilitation Sciences department at the Episcopal University of Haiti for Occupational and Physical Therapy in Leogane, Haiti.

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or OTAC membership log in for course enrollment
  • View the video(s) for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program.