• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 10, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Challenges of Implementing an E-learning Platform in an Internet Struggling Province in the Philippines


Objectives: The recent improvements in the Philippine internet infrastructure by top internet service providers prompted the researcher to investigate the challenges and determine the level of acceptability in the implementation of an e-learning platform in the College of Computer Studies, Eastern Samar State University, Philippines. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Rapid Application Development model was used to develop and improve the e-learning platform. Descriptive statistics were utilized to analyze its over-all acceptability and a focused group discussion was done to determine the challenges they faced during implementation. Findings: Acceptability resulted in a grand mean of 4.67, interpreted as strongly acceptable. The result implies that the platform adhered to ISO standards in terms of its maintainability, efficiency, reliability, functionality, portability, and usability but a negative finding during the focused group interview was discovered. The interview indicated that a minimal number of students have internet access which impeded them from accessing the platform. Although an alternative locally hosted platform was provided, only a few number of the students can afford to buy devices that are needed to access the system. Application/Improvements: The e-learning platform can be utilized as an alternative learning platform. The system can also make the classroom more flexible by providing students remote access to learning materials

Keywords: e-learning, Internet Infrastructure, Struggling


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