Internet Connectivity and the Academic Performance of BS Crimininology Students from University of the Cordilleras


Authors : Heherson A. Balais

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 1 - January

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7638033

This study dealt with the internet connection status among the criminology students of the University of the Cordilleras, and its relevance to their academic performance. In this study a quantitative approach was utilized. 210 criminology students from the aforementioned university participated in the study. In particular, it wanted to find out whether or not the students had access to the internet; a. Where do students typically access the internet; b. What kind of internet connectivity they are using; c. How strong is their internet connection; d. Reasons why there is no internet connectivity at their home. Second will be the available devices they use in online learning. Last but not least, the effects of poor internet access on University of the Cordilleras students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. The study showed the status of internet connectivity among the criminology students of the University which are as follows; a) Majority have internet connection. b) Almost all of them utilized internet at home, c) Most of the students are utilizing Mobile data during online classes, d) the average of internet connection among the participant is moderate, e) Mobile phone topped as gadget they use during distance learning. It also showed that that majority of the criminology students who were enrolled in the University of the Cordilleras Baguio City agreed that lack of internet connection can causes the following factors to their academic performance: a. They cannot perform well in class during discussions compared to those with internet access; b. they got low scores in their quizzes; c. they cannot watch video tutorials or pre-recorded discussions; d. they cannot pass their requirements on time; e. they got low performance in their recitation; f. it lessens their inquisitive thinking to learn something new; g. they got low performance scores during practical activities; h. they cannot do their assignment; i. they cannot search for relevant ideas when making activities; j. they do not have access in lessons sent through their learning management system and messenger; k. they cannot relate to the discussions; l. they are not updated with the topics in their online group.

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