HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Teacher Education Journal)vol. 2 no. 1 (2020)

Readiness for Flexible Learning amidst COVID-19 Pandemic of Saint Michael College of Caraga, Philippines

KENNETH IAN B BARRERA | Beverly D. Jaminal | Felix E Arcilla Jr.

 

Abstract:

With the current situation in the educational system amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the call for flexible learning, Saint Michael College of Caraga has deemed it necessary to survey its stakeholders, particularly the students’ and teachers’ readiness for flexible learning. The researchers used descriptive research design by Creswell & Creswell (2017) in conducting the study. Based on the findings, the result shows that the respondents, the Junior High School (JHS), Senior High School (SHS), College, and Teachers of Saint Michael College of Caraga, are ready for flexible learning. The majority of the respondents have smartphones, laptops and can connect to the internet through mobile data and Wi-Fi providers. Since smartphones, laptops and an internet connections are the technical requirements for online education. It was recommended that the official online platforms or learning management system first be established by the institution. Also, the respondents use mobile data as their source of internet connection, a flexible learning scheme that would have low usage of mobile data to lessen the students’ expenses, and offline class or use of modules or learning materials should also be an option for those students who don’t have connectivity. Moreover, teachers should undergo trainings and seminars on how to conduct online classes, and the curriculum should be revisited to accommodate the paradigm shift.