Outcome-based education in open and distance learning
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines.
Keywords: Assessment evidence, Intended learning outcomes, Open and distance learning, Open university system, Outcome-based education, Teaching and learning activities.
Colleges and universities worldwide envision global excellence by providing the best education to their students. The Philippine universities started to implement outcome-based education to fulfill worldwide quality education standards. The purpose of this study is to identify the effectiveness of outcome-based education and the extent of its implementation in a Philippine university through open and distance learning. The effectiveness of outcome-based education and its extent of implementation are measured through the three identified areas such as the presentation of learning outcomes, assessment evidence and teaching and learning activities. The respondents consisted of graduate students for the academic year 2022-2023. Descriptive statistics such as the net agreement rating and the net implementation rating were used. The findings reveal a high agreement rating on the effectiveness of outcome-based education which means that there is an effective and excellent implementation of outcome-based education in open and distance learning. Meanwhile, there is a significant difference in the assessment among programs on the implementation of outcome-based education in open and distance learning. The Philippine University may sustain its effective implementation of outcome-based education and may serve as a model for other educational institutions by providing continuous support to faculty in the form of training and scholarships. These faculties are the major implementers of instructions.