Evaluating Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Hybrid e-teaching and e-learning Tools amidst COVID 19 Pandemic


This study assesses synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid e-teaching and e-learning techniques in online courses at JH Cerilles State College and Mindanao State University (MSU) (CSC). Online survey questionnaires with Likert and open-ended questions were employed in a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach. According to research, the majority of students at JH-CSC and MSU, who both offered agricultural courses, are between the ages of 19 and 21 and 22 to 24 respectively. Cellphones are frequently utilised in online classrooms by JH-CSC students whereas laptops and cellphones are frequently used by MSU students. The most popular apps among students were Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Zoom, Gmail, and Google Classroom. The opinions of students in synchronous (virtual) and asynchronous learning (pre-recorded video lessons and modules), E-learning and e-teaching in the blended/hybrid form are typically comparable, with notable exceptions for their advantages. The capacity to pay for things and having access to the internet were frequent problems and obstacles they faced. The perceptions and opinions of the students on synchronous, asynchronous, or mixed learning indicated that it should be time-bound, linked with beneficial activities, taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of each mode as well as the preferences of the students. Despite their challenges related to a lack of technology, technological know-how, money, and bad internet access, they considered that e-teaching and e-learning provide them new learning opportunities and a variety of benefits. However, a lot of people thought that e-learning in a mixed or hybrid format was more beneficial. As a result, the study draws the conclusion that the efficiency of various e-teaching and e-learning methods vary depending on the learners’ learning environment, level of technical proficiency, level of accessibility to technology, and level of financial capability.

Author(s) Details:

Anabelie V. Valdez,
Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines.

Jeffrey P. Villaver,
J.H. Cerilles State College – Dumingag Campus, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.

Analyn P. Guro,
Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/CRLLE-V7/article/view/7541

Keywords: Synchronous, asynchronous, blended/hybrid, e-teaching, e-learning, higher education, Philippines.

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