PROPOSED BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH OF CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Adopting a new teaching strategy is frequently a difficult task, particularly if one is an early adopter in a setting with few resources, according to Keney and Newcombe (2011). This study aimed to assess the extent of compliance of the blended learning approach that is utilized in Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus in the teaching of Comp11a (Introduction to Computers). This study was limited to the analysis, design, development, utilization and evaluation of a blended learning approach in Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus with the purpose of designing a proposed blended learning model for Comp11a (Introduction to Computers) in this University. The one hundred (100) student-participants were taken only from two (2) classes of freshmen students, in the higher education level enrolled in Comp11a at the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy, Cagayan State University, Caritan Centro, Tuguegarao City. The two classes were randomly chosen from the five (5) classes available during the semester. This study focused on the analysis, development, utilization and evaluation of a blended learning approach for Comp11a (Introduction to Computers). The research approach is non-experimental, qualitative and exploratory-descriptive. For the purpose of this study, descriptive research was used to determine the extent of compliance of the blended learning approach that is utilized in Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus in the teaching of Comp11a (Introduction to Computer) with a view of proposing a blended learning approach for Cagayan State University. Data were treated using descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentage and weighted mean. In this study, meanings were formulated from extracted statements and then clustered into themes to provide full meaning of the results. The participants were consulted to ensure or confirm the credibility of the description. With the findings of this study, the Cagayan State University, a public higher education institution, is ready to implement the blended learning approach as a means of delivery of instruction. The utilization of the blended learning approach has been welcomed by the students with positive experience. In view of the findings, it is strongly recommended that the Cagayan State University to adopt or institutionalize blended learning program or approach to maximize both human and technological resources available.
Blended Learning Approach, Compliance, Flex Model, a La Carte Model, Enriched Virtual Model, Rotating Model, Technical, Graphics, Navigation