An Inquiry into K-12 Graduates’ Technology Use and Skills in the Philippines

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Dr. Danilo M. Baylen
Merle L. Junsay

Abstract

The study determined the extent of technology use, the tasks completed, and the type of technology utilized in completing specific tasks by the first batch of students of the K-12 curriculum in the Philippines who came from a private university of higher learning in the Visayas region. Findings revealed that the students identified themselves as above average or heavy technology users, and their perception as to the type of user they were did not vary according to gender and location. Smartphones were the standard technology the students used to complete most tasks. At the same time, students utilized laptops to complete limited but essential tasks like designing, entering data into spreadsheets, and doing presentations. Noticeably, the students did not use the desktop computers. Also, they did not use technology for big tasks such as checking bank finances, creating podcasts, or paying bills online.

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An Inquiry into K-12 Graduates’ Technology Use and Skills in the Philippines. (2023). International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 16(2), 77-85. https://ijemt.org/index.php/journal/article/view/292
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Author Biographies

Dr. Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia, USA

Danilo Madayag Baylen is an Instructional Technology, Media, and Design professor. He received degrees in Elementary Education, Library and Information Studies, and Counseling. Before his faculty position, he worked as an instructional designer, Instructional Technology Services director, and faculty developer in higher education institutions. He teaches, researches, and publishes technology integration practices, visual and media literacy skills, creativity, and collaboration. Dr. Baylen is one of the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Merle L. Junsay, Central Philippine University

Dr. Merle L. Junsay serves as the Dean of the College of Education at Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, Philippines. She completed her doctoral studies in Science Education at West Visayas State University and a master's degree in Mathematics Education at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. Before becoming a dean in 2015, she worked as a Mathematics teacher and coordinator at Sun Yan Set High School (1996-1999) and Central Philippine University Junior High School (1999-2010; 2001-2010).

How to Cite

An Inquiry into K-12 Graduates’ Technology Use and Skills in the Philippines. (2023). International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 16(2), 77-85. https://ijemt.org/index.php/journal/article/view/292