Flexible Learning among Criminology Students of Data Center College of the Philippines


Authors : Wawie T. Cascayan; Neuron Jess V. Delos Reyes; Shaina D. Miguel; Mathew P. Langbis; Madelyn P. Estrada; Brandon Jay S. Molina; Gheric A. Sanchez; Lyneth B. Tolentino; Jay-lynne May S. Escalona;Cassandra B. Paraggua

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 4 - April

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This study determined the problems encountered and the effect of flexible learning to the Criminology students of the Data Center College of the Philippines of Laoag City Inc. The study employed the descriptive method of research utilizing an online questionnaire. A total of 225 Criminology students were taken as respondents. Percentage and frequency was used to analyze the demographic profile of the respondents and weighted mean was used to determine the problems encountered by the students, their coping mechanisms and the effect of flexible learning to their finances, psychological and academic performance. Results show that the age of the criminology students of DCCP Laoag City Inc. ranges from 20 to 27 years old with a mean of 20 years old. Majority of the respondents are male (57.33%). In terms of type of locality, majority (61.77%) are from the rural area and 38.22 % of them lives in the urban area. Almost all respondents (72.90%), in terms of social class, belong to the poor classification based on PDIS 2018 tool. The criminology students are experiencing various difficulties in the adaptation of flexible learning particularly in the online learning and modular learning. In the online learning, the most pressing problems are: having weak signal, not good internet connection and problems accessing the computer/gadget for online learning. Whereas in the modular learning the following problems prevailed: module is hard to understand and needs teacher’s guidance, and tasks need to be done should be with teacher’s intervention. Coping mechanisms of the Criminology students towards problems encountered in the flexible learning. The criminology students, despite of the problems encountered were able to cope up with the lessons in the flexible learning. In the online learning, Criminology students when not motivated tends to think of their future and sacrifices of their families. In addition, students with internet problems at home tend to look for a place with strong signal or they go to computer shops just to attend their classes. In the Modular Learning, Criminology students do time-management to accomplish all the tasks given to them, they also engage in physical activities to make them focused on their studies, in addition they also created a study place to do their tasks. Effects of Flexible learning to the Criminology students to their financial, psychological and academic performance. The results showed that the flexible learning affected the students financially and psychologically, however their academic performance is not that affected. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that: the DCCP management to consider the issues and problems faced by the students in flexible learning, such as internet connectivity, computer literacy and teacherstudent relationship should be improved; the students having weak internet connectivity should tap local government units, the school administrator and other agencies that can render help into their problems; for the teacher to be more considerate towards their students’ situation; For the conduct of flexible learning: (1) in the

Keywords : Flexible Learning, Criminology Studet, Modular Learning, Online Learning

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