BARRIERS OF DISTANCE LEARNING ON LEARNERS' LIFE SKILLS


Hannah Mae Z. Gutierrez
TEACHER, SAN BENITO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Abstract
Considering the students security in the midst of the (Covid-19) pandemic, online and modular learning are evidently a new norm to be cultivated. With the abrupt closure of campuses across the country over to control the spread of COVID-19, students migrated to a wide assortment of living situations, a large number of which present difficulties to learning. As schools closed, many students entered stressful domestic situations that arent conducive to learning. Thus, the primary goal of this study is to figure out the students barriers of distance learning on learners life skills. The main reason that inspires the researcher to conduct this study is to investigate the problems encountered by the students on the implementation of distance learning. The study covers 105 respondents from the science section of different grade levels of Junior High School in Dayap National High School-Main, Calauan, Laguna. The descriptive method of research was used in the study to analyse and interpret the data being gathered to the respondents of this study. Result reveals that students are experiencing barriers on distance learning. The barriers of distance learning are communication, cost and access to internet, credibility and motivation family support, these were all highly experienced by the respondents. Then again, the acquisition of learners life skills in terms of critical thinking skill, interpersonal skill and self-management skills were all highly insufficient, while technical skill was interpreted as averagely insufficient. The barriers of distance learning have an effect on learners life skills, accordingly the research hypothesis expressing that there is no significant effect between barriers of distance learning and learners life skills is dismissed. Researcher recommends further investigation of students barriers would help educators and institution develop course materials and strategies properly. Understanding and alleviating technology issues are significant, particularly with the fast development of innovation.
Keywords: distance learning, barriers, life skills, education,
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2021-06-15

Vol : 6
Issue : 6
Month : June
Year : 2021
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