Faculty’s perceived readiness, technical competencies, and challenges in online teaching-learning environment

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 14

Available Online:  20 September 2021


Napalit, Arcely*
Holy Angel University, Philippines (anapalit@hau.edu.ph)

Napalit, Francisco
Holy Angel University, Philippines (fnapalit@hau.edu.ph)

Tayag, Marlon
Holy Angel University, Philippines (mtayag@hau.edu.ph)


The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of faculty for the implementation of the online teaching-learning environment and to determine their readiness, technical competence, and challenges in the new normal teaching-learning method. Survey questionnaires were used to examine the familiarity with the technology used in various social media, video conferencing, and learning management systems of 188 university teachers and the use of descriptive data to explore its findings. The respondents were asked to understand online teaching-learning to course design, course communication, time management, and technical competence. Designing the course learning module and activities should be one of the faculty’s important readiness and competencies in delivering an online teaching-learning environment. Managing and creating their course in a limited time before offering the course online are challenges for the faculty. Based on the result of the study, it revealed that there were significant differences between readiness, competencies, and challenges with respondents’ different demographic variables. It can be concluded that technical skills are necessary for implementing online teaching-learning. Integrating the new normal of teaching-learning online is not an easy task for the faculty and requires various skills in preparing the course materials for online classes. The study contributes to understanding faculty readiness and competencies for using the new normal of teaching and learning. Hence, the findings of this study have implications for the schools to consider teachers’ competency when encouraging them to implement online teaching-learning education.

Keywords: online teaching-learning, ICT integration, teacher’s familiarity in technology, teacher’s preparedness, teacher’s competence


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a061

Cite this article:
Napalit, A., Napalit, F., & Tayag, M. (2021). Faculty’s perceived readiness, technical competencies, and challenges in online teaching-learning environment. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(14), 61-70. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a061

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