Perceived Learning Difficulties of Students in Flexible Learning in A Philippine State College

Volume 7 Issue 4
Julius Ruger Hermano Sol Denamarca
Pages: 244-252 Download Count : 538 View Count: 873 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1131542 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The sudden shift from traditional classes to flexible learning due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous challenges. This descriptive research study was conducted at Iloilo State College of Fisheries to determine the perceived learning difficulties of the Second-Year College of Education students for the year 2021-2022. Data were obtained using a 20-item online survey questionnaire from 86 purposively selected respondents and subjected to certain computerized statistical tools for the analysis. The data revealed that students struggled mainly because of a lack of internet connection at home, long exposure to their gadgets, and balancing household chores and online activities. Thus, the slow internet connection may be improved, online classes may be limited only to one hour, and teachers may become more compassionate and understanding to students and attend various seminars to create an effective learning environment, improve teaching-learning situations using modern instructional devices and inspire them to become better teachers in the modern world. Infrastructure and mechanisms may also be established to reduce the interruption of learning and provide quality materials for education.


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Flexible learning
  • Learning Difficulties
  • HEI
  • Philippines
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