Title: Readiness Towards Online Learning of Filipino Healthcare Students in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
Stream: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Madonna Sudio, Angeles University Foundation, Philippines
Angela Khristine Malig, Angeles University Foundation, Philippines
The present pandemic crisis poses a challenge to Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) compelling stakeholders such as school administration, faculty members, students, as well as parents to adopt the so-called "new normal". It has become a trend nowadays to overhear distant learning, remote learning, online learning or e-learning. Apparently, all have the same context of being detached to the usual face-to-face classroom scenario. Thus, we examined 947 Filipino healthcare students on their readiness towards online learning using a validated tool adopted from foreign literature. We found diversities among students in terms of their technology access, online skills and relationships, motivation, online audio/video, internet discussions, and importance of successful online coursework accomplishments. Findings of this current study can provide relevant information to improve future delivery of online classes in ensuring quality teaching-learning outcomes among these future healthcare professionals.
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