The Ecosystem of Online Learning in the Philippine Setting: A Case of Pangasinan State University
ISSN: 1989 – 9572
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AutorCamara, Jun S.
Universidad de Granada
COVID-19 impactEducationFlexible instructionPSU
Jun S. Camara (2022). The Ecosystem of Online Learning in the Philippine Setting: A Case of Pangasinan State University Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Vol. 13(1). 325 – 332. DOI: [10.47750/jett.2022.13.01.033]
PatrocinadorPangasinan State University through BOR No. 158, s. 2020
This study aimed to assess the initial implementation of the Flexible Learning Modality of Pangasinan State University Lingayen Campus during the School Year 2020-2021. It explored on the issues and challenges faced by both teachers and students during flexible instruction. Using extracts from the responses of teachers (n=123) and students (6370) in the survey questionnaire, the findings showed that an unstable, weak and poor internet connection and no comfortable teaching and learning spaces at home appear to pose as greatest barriers for online learning to both the faculty and students. Further, the study noted that PSU was quick to implement an online learning platform but found that the gadgets available for use by a number of the respondents could not run the app or at least run its full features, and which led to another challenge found on the difficulty to download teaching and learning resources using the software. The researchers concluded that the PSU Lingayen Campus was prepared in aspects under its control including provision of and orientation to online platforms, and plans to provide printed guides, but have an understandable lacking on challenges met including teaching and learning spaces, poor internet connection, and the capacity to purchase mobile load as means of students to attend classes online. The researchers recommend periodic assessment of the PSU’s policies for Flexible Learning to provide continued and improved service delivery for both the faculty and students.