A BSMT Professional Education Faculty of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (Arevalo), Inc., 2/M Aldin Turija, won the 2nd Best Paper Award for Education and Educational Innovation during the 3rd UNIFFIED Multidisciplinary Research Conference International (UMRCI) given during the Awards and Gala Night of the UNIFFIED International Summit Iloilo City held last July 25, 2023, at Smallville 21 Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
His paper entitled “The Use of Moodle and Students’ Performance in Protection of Marine Environment” ranked 2nd among the 24 papers coming from various respected universities and institutions. His paper was also presented in Parallel Session 4 of the event last July 24, 2023, at JBLFMU (Molo), Inc.
2/M Turija is a Maritime Instructor at JBLFMU (Arevalo), Inc. under the Maritime Program where he is also assigned as a Simulator Assessor. He was a former seafarer who ventured into teaching in 2016.
The research conference is part of the 3-day activity of the UNIFFIED International held in the city of Iloilo. Other activities include Salindunong (transfer of knowledge to Filipino educators), awards and gala night and an educational tour. UNIFFIED, which stands for United Federation of Fil-Am Educators, is a SEC- registered non-profit organization of educators in the USA and the Philippines. It aims to unite educators who share the vision of dedicating skills in promoting excellence in teaching and providing community service through projects that will benefit the community.