The Design of Virtual Learning Environment: A Case from Pangasinan State University, Open University Systems
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Vol 8, Issue 12, 2019
5 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2020
Date Written: October 9, 2019
The Pangasinan State University, Open University Systems, is one of the institutions in the Philippines that offers blended and distance learning approaches. Since the initial operation, last 1997 up to the present, the transition to different learning strategies was adopted to deliver quality education different from the conventional method. The objectives of this study are to be able to determine the practices of professors in online education, discuss the readiness model for online education based on the needs of Open University Systems and propose a designed virtual learning environment for Open University Systems. An interview and constructed questionnaire were utilized to gather the practices and requirements of the professors in open and distance education. Observations and previous researches were analyzed in order to come up with a proposed readiness model and design of a virtual learning environment for Open University Systems. As a result of the study, most of the professors are utilizing the free platform, personal accounts such as social media and email were used in order to deliver learning. To solve the need of the institution, a proposed eLearning readiness model was discussed which includes content readiness, technological readiness and proper attitude towards eLearning. A proposed virtual learning environment with interconnected applications was addressed in order to satisfy the need of the Pangasinan State University, Open University Systems. This practice of the Pangasinan State University is documented in order for starters in online education to adopt one of the best practices in distance education.
Keywords: elearning, readiness model, virtual learning environment
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