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· Volume III Issue II


With the changes and challenges that the New Normal in Education offers, teachers, who are now dubbed as ‘classroom frontliners’, are seen braving the waves of expectations. They are entrusted with the biggest responsibility of ensuring that the needs of their learners are attended to since the government was forced to discourage face-to-face classes. The instant resort, Modular Distance Learning, proves to be challenging, but it has paved the way for the dedicated educators to venture to new methods of teaching which include the use of instructional video materials. Hence, the proponent conducted a study which aimed to determine the perceptions of the teachers of Batangas National High School (now Batangas City Integrated High School) about creating and learning instructional videos. Likewise, it intended to create and design an effective system on mentoring teachers in instructional video creation. As for the designs, the researcher employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative research designs with questionnaire and unstructured interview as main data gathering instruments. Frequencies, percentage, and weighted mean were the main statistical tools used in interpreting the responses of the 167 respondents. 

Interestingly, results of the online survey showed that the respondents strongly agreed that creating instructioanal videos is significant in ensuring effective learning delivery as it may enhance students’ learning outcome. They are also strongly convinced that developing this kind of skills is timely and relevant since utilizing instructional videos in the teaching-learning process responds to the global call for education reform. As far as technical assistance is concern, the respondents strongly agreed that ICT teachers play an essential role in developing educators’ video creation skills. 

When it comes to the challenges they encountered, the respondents are strongly certain that creativity plays a big role in video creations and this is what they are trying to enhance themselves on. Even if they are open to learning this kind of New Normal skill, the respondents agreed that instructional videos work best for younger teachers. They also strongly agreed that single teachers have more time to prepare and create their instructional videos. Lastly, since they understand the need to engage in this kind of upskilling, the respondents agreed that school heads should dedicate a LAC session for video editing. Meanwhile, results of the follow up interview revealed that most of the respondents learned how to create instructional videos through video and monitored tutorials. It was also disclosed that time as well as the poort internet connection affect their learning and retention process.  

The information derived from this study may lead school heads to designing and creating concrete programs that shall enhance the teachers’ ICT skills specifically on instructional video creation which is timely and relevant to the needs of the New Normal learners. Aside from webinars, a monitored mode of tutorial and training via Buddy-Tutorial System (BTS) may be proposed to ensure that the teachers of Batangas City Integrated High School are not only techy, but also New Normal-ready.

Keywords: Buddy-Tutorial System (BTS), monitored tutorial, instructional videos, classroom frontliners, Modular Distance Learning (MDL)

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