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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(3): 587-596
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.3.1842

Evaluation of Flexible Learning Module on New Literacies for Preservice Teachers

Lelani Dapat*, Rivika Alda, and Remedios Bacus

Abstract—Reframing educational delivery due to the unprecedented disruption of classes necessitates the utilization of flexible learning materials that cater to students’ diversity. Well-developed self-learning modules become vital to ensure continuity of learning with the flexible instructional modality. Adopting the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model and using a mixed method design, this study aimed to develop, implement, and evaluate the self-learning module in Building and Enhancing New Literacies across the Curriculum (BENLAC). A total of 437 preservice teachers from a state university and five content experts evaluated the module using the validated tools: module evaluation tool, questionnaire on preservice teachers’ perceptions about the module, and FGD protocol. Findings revealed that the module is developed following the principles of TAKE — Targeting the course outcomes; Anchoring the Universal Design for Learning and TPACK concepts; Keeping Gagne’s nine events of instruction; and, Engaging through reflections and research. Thematic analysis of the validation resulted in three themes: differentiated activities, research-based, and techno-integrated learning tasks, and rubric-based assessments. The majority of the preservice teachers perceived the module as aligned with the instructional design frameworks of outcomes-based education, TPACK and UDL, Diversity and Inclusivity, and facilitative learning experiences. After the enhancements, the BENLAC module was described as having well-articulated outcomes, techno-integrated activities, and outcomes-based assessments. The rigor of module development and validation provides support to the utilization of the BENLAC module and in-sights for considering adaptations to enhance the preservice teachers’ overall experience. 

Index Terms—Instructional design framework, module development, module validation, preservice teachers, self-learning module

Lelani Dapat, Rivika Alda, and Remedios Bacus are with Cebu Normal University, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City, Philippines.
*Correspondence: dapatlelani08@gmail.com (L.D.)


Cite: Lelani Dapat*, Rivika Alda, and Remedios Bacus, "Evaluation of Flexible Learning Module on New Literacies for Preservice Teachers," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 587-596, 2023.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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