HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 19 no. 1 (2017)

Effectiveness, Drawbacks, and Impact of e-Learning Program in English on Students’ Academic Performance

Alexander C Balcoba



This paper looked into significant differences between e-Learning and the traditional method of teaching with regard to the achievement of students in Basic English Grammar. There were four groups of freshmen enrolled in the first and second semesters of SY 2013-2014 who participated in the study. It investigated whether there was a significant difference between the achievements of these groups of students: users and nonusers of e-Learning. A four-point Likert scale attitude questionnaire was used to collect data from the students and the faculty members of the Department of English of the University of the East to determine the effectiveness of e-Learning. The results of the survey affirmed that student and faculty respondents viewed the use of e-Learning positively, though they expressed some identified drawbacks. Differences in grammatical competence between the experimental and control groups were determined through the pretest and posttest mean scores. The ttest for dependent and independent variables was used to determine the significant difference between the pretest and the posttest of the experimental and control groups and the results showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups. It implies that e-Learning can be used not as for replacement the traditional method of teaching but as reinforcement.