HIGHLIGHT: DepEd Commons usage very low in students; high in teachers

While 71% of teachers say they use DepEd Commons, 66% of students and 62% of parents report that they do not use the Department of Education-developed platform. This is consistent with the teachers’ feedback that 72% of their students do not use it as well.

In terms of frequency for those who patronize the platform, the majority of respondents across all three groups use DepEd Commons very rarely and/or have only used it once.

Majority of every group all report their understanding of the platform as a “portal where one can download self-learning modules” that can be used in their studying/teaching”. The access to additional resources is the reason almost all of the teachers (98%), students (96%), and parents (97%) who use DepEd Commons find the portal helpful.

However, half of the respondents of every group also report one issue they have with DepEd Commons, which is that the website/materials do not load.

Online Distance Learning Survey

Building on the firm’s initial survey about distance learning, iOptions Ventures conducted a follow-up study to evaluate the quality of the program after being implemented for two academic quarters. A separate survey was done for parents, teachers, and students in order to get a comprehensive understanding of the program from the different perspectives of the three groups.

The parents survey reached 6991 respondents, while the teachers and students had 4933 and 7178, respectively. All were conducted online from April 20-28, 2021. With convenience sampling employed for this survey, the researchers used Facebook as its main recruitment channel in order to reach the widest audience. In view of this, results from this online survey shall not be construed as representative of the Filipino population.