HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Multidisciplinary Journal)vol. 8 no. 1 (2021)

Readiness to Teach Online Among Faculty of Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc City Campus, Philippines

JERECO JIMS J. AGAPITO | MA. ERENITA BAHIAN | JOEL CAPALA | RUDERICO ENDRIANO | FELIX E. ARCILLA JR.

 

Abstract:

Measuring the readiness of the faculty to teach online is a condition of faculty preparedness for the online teaching environment. This study aimed to evaluate the readiness among faculty in Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc City Campus during the academic year 2020-2021. The researchers used a descriptive research design in conducting the study. The survey was conducted among 130 faculty using a google form, and the data were gathered through survey questionnaires and tested using average weighted mean through SPSS software. Based on the findings for course design, course communication, time management, and technical competencies, the teachers rated these areas higher than expected. In terms of attitude towards teaching online, the result was also beyond expectation. Therefore, the faculty of Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc City Campus, Philippines, are ready to teach online. Assessing the readiness of the faculty to teach online makes a significant difference in the overall performance of online courses and programs. It was recommended that the faculty teaching online classes should attend trainings and seminars. In addition, the instructional designers should assist the faculty in their preparation in the four areas before the actual teaching. Moreover, the administrators must provide full support for the faculty to teach online.