Abstract—COVID-19 has imposed changes to the educational
system shifting from conventional classroom setting to online
learning. Assessing students’ proficiency with technology and
expectations for online learning are vital for their success.
Hence, this study explores the perceived proficiency with
technology and online learning expectations of graduate
students employing descriptive-correlational design. The study
utilized survey questionnaires to examine their proficiency with
technology and expectations for online instructor, course
content, social interaction and course navigation. The findings
suggest that the graduate students are proficient with
technology. Likewise, the data gathered revealed that students
have a very high expectations for online instructor, course
content and social interaction. In addition, there is a moderately
high expectation as to course navigation. Moreover, a
significant relationship exists between proficiency with
technology and online expectations of graduate students.
Bridging the gap between students’ expectations and the actual
experiences offered to them play a crucial role in ensuring that
teaching and learning outcomes are achieved. Intensive
understanding and awareness of their expectations could aid
higher educational institutions in planning, designing and
modifying online courses that responds to students’ needs. It is
recommended that the sources of expectations be further
Index Terms—Graduate students, online learning expectations, proficiency with technology.
Julie Fe D. Panoy is with the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Teacher Education, Laguna State Polytechnic University, San Pablo City Campus, Philippines.
R. R. Andrade and D. A. Ching are with the College of Teacher Education, Laguna State Polytechnic University, San Pablo City Campus, Philippines (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
L. B. Febrer is with Prudencia D. Fule Memorial National High School and Teacher III who handles Mathematics subjects.
Cite: Julie Fe D. Panoy, Rose R. Andrade, Loraine B. Febrer, and Delon A. Ching, "Perceived Proficiency with Technology and Online Learning Expectations of Students in the Graduate Program of One State University in the Philippines," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 615-624, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).