Elearning Readiness Proposal

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eLearning Readiness of the La Salle Green Hills GS Department

by: Trinidad Suguitan

A Research Proposal Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for DEVC 204, Second Semester, AY 2011 – 2012

Table of Contents

Introduction Rationale of the Study …………………………………………………….……. 1 The Research Problem ………………………………………………………… 2 Objectives of the Study ……………………………………………………….... 2 Importance of the Study ………………………………………………………... 3 Scope and Limitations of the Study …………………………………………… 4 Review of Related Literature Defining the Terms ……………………………………………………………... 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Using eBooks ………………………...... 6 Tablets as Tools in Education ……………………………………………….… 9 School Readiness …………………………………………………………..…. 16 Conceptual Framework …………………………………………………………….…. 19 Theoretical Framework Constructivist Theory Learning Theory ……………………………………… 21 Technology Acceptance Model ………………………………………….…… 22 Hypothesis …………………………………………………………………………..…. 23 Methodology Respondents / Participants ……………………………………………………24 Research Design ……………………………………………………………… 24 Sampling Scheme ………………………………………………………….…. 25 Data Gathering Procedure …………………………………………………….26

Analysis of Data ………………………………………………………………. 27 Research Instruments Students FGD Question Guide ……………………………………………… 28 Teachers FGD Question Guide ………………………………………………31 Parents FGD Question Guide ……………………………………………..… 34 Bibliography …………………………………………………………………...………. 37

List of Figures, Graphs and Tables

Advantages of eBooks …………………………………………………………….…. 7 (By: Rowlands, Nicholas, Jamali, and Huntington)

Do you think you did better in math on the tablet PC? …………………………… 11 (By: Petty)

What Students Liked About The Tablet …………………………………….……… 15 (By: Bienkowski, Haertel, Yamaguchi, Molina, Adamson, and Theis)

What Students Dislked About The Tablet ……………………………….………… 15 (By: Bienkowski, Haertel, Yamaguchi, Molina, Adamson, and Theis)

eLearning Conceptual Framework ………………………………….……………… 19

LSGH Learning Communities …………………………………….………………… 24

Trinidad Suguitan Introduction

Rationale of the Study This school year (2011-12) the La Salle Green Hills Grade School Department has started to pursue eLearning by using eBooks on Android Samsung Galaxy Tablets in their Section A (honor /advanced) classes. This effort serves as a “pre-test” for the possible transition of the whole school into a rich eLearning environment. The decision to shift from traditional books to e-books is only the first step. The decision is not yet final. Presently, the school is still studying the feasibility of this major move. The parents of the La Salle boys have mixed opinions about it. Some simply see it as an added expense because they believe that only the form of the materials will be changed and the content or instruction will not necessarily be better. Some see it as a tool that will help their children advance into the digital age and give them an advantage over students from other schools. Others think it is a distraction because tablets can also house games and different forms of media that are not necessarily related to school work. It can also go online where there are even more distractions and even danger. Some like the idea because their small children will not be burdened by carrying big bulky bags (which are 50% of the child’s weight) up the stairs anymore. Many do not want their children to use tablets because they believe they are too young to take care of something so expensive. All opinions are valid and should be considered but what is most important is to find out if the teachers, students, and the school itself are ready for eLearning. Both the school and the parents want the same thing – the best for the children. The proponent would like to study the eLearning readiness of the La Salle Green Hills 1

Trinidad Suguitan Grade School Department in order to know if the time is ripe for such a transition. Being part of the Parents Auxiliary, the proponent is, like all...
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