College Students’ Experience on the Local Government Policies in Distance Learning (74557)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Mary Joy Somao-I

Saturday, 25 November 2023 13:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Many sectors have been affected because of quarantine protocols caused by COVID-19 including education sector. This study aims to extract if the role of the local government in rural areas in providing assistance through policy making in line with distance learning of tertiary education students were met based on the student experiences.
Using mixed method specifically convergent design, quantitative data from survey and qualitative data from interview were utilized and synthesized. Target participants are from rural areas enrolled in tertiary education.
Results shows that while many are making the most of what distance learning offers, local government are finding it tough to integrate high-speed internet facilities based from the respondents' experience. Moreover, students in rural areas must also deal with intermittent power supply, natural calamities, older electronic devices and household environment which are often a hindrance to seamless access and effective distance learning. There is significant relationship between distance learning class in rural provinces and the local government’s efforts to invest in infrastructures that support technology usage.
A call for more projects and policies supporting distance learning or blended learning especially technological based solutions were seen by the students as a need for the local government to take actions.

Authors:
Mary Joy Somao-i, National University, Philippines
Danielle De Guzman, National University, Philippines
Joycelyn Gener, National University, Philippines


About the Presenter(s)
Ms Mary Joy Somao-i is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National University - Manila in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00