ICT Literacy and Online Accesibility of Grade 5 and 6 Parents of Bagong Buhay Elementary School: A Basis for Proposed Training on Intensified Parental Support


Authors : John Edgar S. Anthony; Jeanald V. Herrera

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7101061

Philippine educational system drastically changes as COVID-19 pandemic affects thousands of people. To address the needs of the learners Department of Education came up with the different distance learning delivery modalities as part of the department’s learning continuity plan.Modular and online distance learning require vital role of home facilitators which serve as a bridge of home and school to achieve educational success. In relation, teachers must ensure the status of parents’ ICT skills and online accessibility as basis for proposed training on intensified parental support, which is the main objective of the study. To address the problem, an online and written survey was distributed to the 34 randomly selected Grade 5 and 6 parents of BBES. The results of the survey showed that Grade5 and 6 parents of BBESlack of Microsoft skills which are very essential in assisting pupils in accomplishing learning tasks in online learning; and majority of parents need more skills to perform internet surfing which serve as an online platform in online distance learning. It is also revealed that the majority of parents have an access in internet connection and ICT equipment and gadgets despite that the geographical location is in urban place. From the results, teachers mustconduct a basic ICT training to equip parents with enough ICT competencies and further provide intensified parental support to their children. Additionally, it is recommended to develop new alternative ways of delivering lessons since some of the students do not have access to stable internet connection. The development of modules and ICT related activities should also consider the context and situation of the learner and parents.

Keywords : ICT literacy, online accessibility, parental involvement

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