Motivation of students in online learning Philippines

The COVID-19 has led to the unfortunate loss of human life and presents challenges to public health, the world's economy, and education. Amidst the pandemic, one of the affected areas is education worldwide, including the Philippines, which changed dramatically from faculty lecturing in a classroom setting that has been the backbone of traditional academic education to distance learning, where the students continue their education in homes. In some research during this pandemic, many of the students have been facing many problems such as internet connectivity, overload of lessons activities, financial-related issues, lack of resources for online classes, and mental health-related problems. Further, this study investigates the impact of self-efficacy on the academic motivation of senior high students. Based on the statistical analysis, the findings revealed that the students' self-efficacy significantly affects their academic motivation (p=.000) with an associated probability greater than 0.05 level of significance.




Students’ Motivation toward Online Learning: Basis for Policy Making



The online learning modality seemed to be demanding and stressful to some learners as there is a sudden shift from the traditional face-to-face learning modality. Although online learning is just one of the various modalities mandated by the Department of Education, some schools are having difficulty adjusting as well as the leaners, parents and teachers. Motivating students to Vol. 4 · November 2020 PRINT ISSN: 2619-8428 • ONLINE ISSN: 2619-8436 International Peer Reviewed Journal This journal is produced by the Asian Society of Teachers for Research, Inc. The ASTR Research Journal 82 continue learning during the COVID 19 pandemic is quite challenging on the part of educators. Even though most of the Philippines’ schools offer blended learning, students are still adamant about continuing their education. Hence, this study aimed to determine the level of motivation of students in online learning. It used numerical analysis and interpretation of results, while the Likert scale was used in the survey questionnaire. The used of descriptive-survey research design was implored to describe students’ motivation towards online learning amidst this pandemic. With the use of non-probability sampling, the respondents of this research were the 86 students of Pangasinan State University and Urdaneta City University, who answered the survey via Google forms. The results of this study showed that generally, the students were motivated in the conduct of their online classes whereas, class participation and good management of time in the conduct of the online classes are being observed. However, there are still problems encountered during the online classes such as poor internet connectivity and peer influences which hindered the flow of the teaching-learning process. With these issues raised about online learning, schools should establish a uniform strategy in utilizing online learning – that is, providing a stable internet connection to teachers primarily and work with other stakeholders to support learners’ needs in participating their online classes. Generally, the government should re-calibrate policies regarding the different learning modalities especially online learning, to continue and sustain quality education for every learner.

8 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2021

Date Written: September 2021


Philippine tertiary students are now in online learning classes due to COVID 19. Thus, this study investigated the students' motivation and self-regulation toward learning technology and computer value. The correlation approach is utilized in establishing the relationship between student's motivation and self-regulation towards learning technology and computer value. The study revealed that students have a positive motivation and self-regulation in learning technology, and also, the students agreed about the importance of computers during COVID-19. The study also revealed a significant and moderate positive correlation, r (685) = 0.577, p<.01, between the students' motivational and self-regulation towards learning technology and computer value. These findings recommend enhancing students' exposure to the various digital learning environments to enhance students' motivation, self-regulation, and computer value, which will improve their engagement in the teaching-learning process during these COVID-19 classes.

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Inocellas, Mariane C. and Aunzo, Jr., Rodulfo T., Motivational and Self-Regulation towards Learning Technology and Computer Value Belief among VSU-Isabel Students during COVID-19 Online Classes (September 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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What motivates a students during online learning?

Encouraging Collaboration with Others In order to keep students motivated, steps must be taken to ensure communication between students. This can be done by encouraging social learning. Online learning platforms can contain discussion boards where students can communicate with each other and share questions and ideas.

Why are students struggling with online learning Philippines?

The research cited poor internet connection as a “common frustration” among those who take online classes (34%). They also noted that many lack the funds to buy data (13%) that caused their inconsistent attendance in online classes.

Why are students less motivation in online learning?

Most students are experiencing stress and lack of motivation because of the number of assignments they receive each day. Many have a hard time learning through online school and would much rather have in-person learning.

How online learning helps students in the Philippines?

Advantages of online classes in the Philippines. Online classes are convenient, flexible, and safe. First, students can interact with their teachers and classmates in real-time. Second, students can learn at their own pace.