Students’ Perspectives on Online Education during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study
The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the educational sector. The Department of Education and higher education institutions implemented online learning in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main objective of this study was to determine the perspectives of kindergarten and elementary pupils, junior high school, senior high school, and college students in public schools in relation to online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it determined the learning strategies of students relative to online education, problems encountered by the students in online education, and support needed by the students in online education. A case study was employed in this research paper. Based on the data results, the pupils/students used the internet and the different learning applications as learning strategies. The pupils/students encountered problems like poor internet signal, difficulty in learning, and financial problems. Moreover, the pupils/students need assistance like Internet access, gadgets, financial or budgetary support, and facilitators of learning. Successful implementation of online learning requires a well-thought-out strategy, a more active approach, and can address the needs of the students—not the anti-poor.