International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (2456-9992)

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Virtual Hands: Improving Student Partnership And Camaraderie In The Blended Distance Learning

Volume 6 - Issue 3, March 2023 Edition
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Razel M. Ferrer
blended distance learning, collaboration , output, Virtual Hands
Submission of outputs was determined by the majority of the students to be tough especially in this time of pandemic. The purpose of this study is to enhance the senior high school students’ output submissions and collaboration through Virtual Hands.The study utilized qualitative research design. The participants of the study are 30 Grade 11 and 5 Grade 12 students. They are selected through purposive sampling. An online survey was created. For data analysis, weighted mean and T-test were used. Of the 35 respondents, 100% revealed that the implementation of Virtual Hands was effective in student’s output submission. It further revealed that students got higher grades in the fourth quarter compared to the previous quarters. The interview data revealed that partnership, camaraderie and feeling of belongingness has brought positive effects on students’ learning participation as they work together for a similar objective. Results showed that students’ perceptions of online collaborative activity were significant. Results also showed that the learning progress of the students increase as reflected in their report card. This action research proposed a program called Virtual Hands in Banaba West Integrated School and other senior high school students in promoting Student partnership, collaboration and output submission in blended distance learning.
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