HomeAIDE Interdisciplinary Research Journal vol. 1 no. 1 (2022)

Modular Distance Learning in the Area of Education During the New Normal: A Systematic Review




In the Philippines, attempting to push through education despite the fatal pandemic caused by Covid-19 has proven to be a difficult undertaking. Despite several objections, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accepted and implemented the flexible model of blended learning, despite the risk of open courses due to the virus. Modular (Printed), Modular (Digital), Online, Educational TV, Radio-Based Instruction, Home Schooling, and Blended Learning is the many learning modes. Using the systematic review, the study aims to determine the main educational experiences that used the Modular Distance Learning approach for the promotion of educational knowledge within the Higher Education stage. Modular Distance Learning is implemented for those living in rural areas or provinces where internet connection is only available for a few. The usage of Modules created by teachers with various tasks and learning activities based on the fundamental learning abilities is known as modular distance learning. Thus, the main findings of the study revealed that the implementation of modular distance learning or distance education resulted in a significant improvement in students’ knowledge of the specific content covered, despite the fact that both technical and non-technical problems occur during their teaching in distance learning.