Assessment of the virtual learning environment capability of the Graduate School of the University of Baguio

Engr. Elisabeth D. Calub, MSIT


Higher education establishments around the world are changing their views of delivering education. As information and communication is increasingly conducted online systems have become part of the essential educational infrastructure nowadays. The University of Baguio (UB) has been in the forefront of education in the northern part of the country. With this, to continuously be in the said status, it is the aim of the study to assess the capability of the university to provide a virtual learning environment to its students. Survey questionnaires were floated to the Graduate School students and faculty to determine the user’s profile. Inventory assessment were given to the staff and director of the Management Information System department to know the ICT infrastructure in terms of the hardware, network, and software capability of the university. Interviews were conducted to further validate the readiness of the faculty. Rubrics were used to categorize the results that were derived. In terms of the hardware, software and the internet connection, UB is capable of hosting a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The students and faculty members were categorized to be “intermediate” users in most of the essential technological skills required by VLE users such as basic computer operation, file management, word processing and internet use.

Keywords: virtual learning environment, e-learning, ICT infrastructure assessment, distance education, online education

January 15, 2019
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Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1 January-June 2018