89% of Filipino families find blended learning more difficult 

Majority of Filipino families said that blended learning is more difficult than the traditional learning system, a recent survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed.

According to the survey, 89 percent of Filipino families with children said that blended learning is harder than face-to-face learning.

Under blended learning, students are taught using various methods including the use of online, television, radio and print materials.

  This Oct. 5, 2020 file photo shows Justin Yasay, a Grade 1 student of the Dr. Alejandro Albert Elementary School in Sampaloc, Manila, attending an online class using a laptop at his home at the start of the school year. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI

Based on the survey, 60 percent of families dedicate more time in guiding children enrolled in the blended learning system.

On the other hand, 28 percent said they give less time now while the remaining 11 percent said the amount of time they give to guide children is neither more nor less.

The survey was conducted from November 21 to 25, 2021 using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide.