HomeiCONNECT Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 1 no. 2 (2024)

Philippine Private Higher Education Institution Guided Online Autonomous Learning A Response To The Educational Transition In The New Norm

Mitch Andaya | Apolinario Cuyson III | Marita Laborte | Jay R San Pedro | Cecilia Sy

Discipline: Education



The pandemic COVID-19 left potholes among Higher Educational Institutions that needed to be built over, around, or through to ensure the quality of educational services was provided despite the disruption of the learning process. With this, the Guided Online Autonomous Learning was conceptualized by a Philippine Private Higher Educational Institution to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, this study explored the experiences of the learners during the implementation of the Guided Online Autonomous Learning model for the Academic Year 2020-2022. To address the objective of this study, a longitudinal descriptive research design was adapted. In addition, a validated evaluation tool was administered among the learners who took courses under the scheme of Guided Online Autonomous Learning across the different course programs offered by the institution. With this, the result indicates that overall, the learners agree on the identified aspects of delivering the said model. In addition, delivery of the lessons, engaging classes, flexibility with the learning and assessment activities, teachers’ competencies, and personalities were additional aspects that the learners perceived to be the strengths offered under the model. Meanwhile, the nature of assessments, certain classroom policies, student consultation, class schedule, and teacher’s responsiveness were aspects that the institution needed to reconsider. These are lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that the institution will bring moving forward to the new norm.