Available Online: 25 June 2021
Leyte Normal University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leyte Normal University, Philippines (email@example.com)
This study aimed to identify the challenges of teachers in the use of modular distance learning modality amidst pandemic and how teachers cope with these challenges. This study is a qualitative research which employed the phenomenological research design to determine the challenges encountered by teachers in the use of modular distance learning modality. The study was conducted among teachers in different public secondary schools within Tacloban City. Ten (10) professional public secondary teachers were approached to request their voluntary involvement as key participants through convenience sampling. The personal experiences and coping mechanisms of the teachers were gathered through a survey, particularly by using a semi-structured questionnaire with open-ended questions. Colaizzi’s method was used in the interpretation of data. The challenges of teachers were identified based on how they plan, prepare and distribute modules, monitor students’ learning, check, evaluate outputs, and provide feedback on students’ performance. Furthermore, teachers used various ways to cope with the challenges encountered in modular distance learning modality such as time management, innovating teaching strategies, adapting to the changes brought by the new normal trend in education, being flexible, providing alternative plans, being optimistic, patient, and equipping oneself with the necessary skills for the new normal ways of education. Various stakeholders need to work and plan for alternatives on different issues that may arise as they are involved in the teaching-learning process considering all the limitations in these trying times brought by the pandemic.
Keywords: teachers, modular distance learning, education, pandemic, challenges
Cite this article:
Castroverde, F., & Acala, M. (2021). Modular distance learning modality: Challenges of teachers in teaching amid the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(8), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.602