Billy S. Javier, Estela L. Dirain
Abstract: E-learning has established a paradigm shift in all educational institution worldwide. This paper determines the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Filipino university students on blended learning using Edmodo. In particular, this evaluates the relationship of utilizing Edmodo as medium of instruction on online learning and the academic performance of the 44 Information Technology students of Cagayan State University (CSU) at Aparri Philippines. The profile of the respondents, knowledge, attitudes and practices of students on online learning with Edmodo was described from the data obtained thru Google form, and correlation to determine the relationship of utilizing Edmodo in instruction, sex, and academic performance. Results showed that majority of the respondents were female, with considerable level of 21st century IT skills, and has obtained very satisfactory academic performance in web programming using PHP with MySQL. Findings revealed that a substantial percentage of the respondents strongly agree (4.26) on the assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices along online learning using Edmodo. The term-based academic performances in the semester had been very satisfactory. The utilization of Edmodo has greatly influenced the academic performances of the students. The positive attitudes on blended learning has been found contributory to high utilization of Edmodo as medium of instruction. Findings further opened clear pathways to its prospective use in other similar courses at CSU and other educational institution in the Philippines. Higher education institutions should integrate blending learning approach towards its vision of educating for the best.
Keywords: blended learning, Edmodo, Information Technology, 21st-century learning, academic performance, Filipino