E-Learning Perception and Attitude among Agriculture Researchers, Scientists and Engineers in the Philippines
Keywords:e-learning perception, e-learning attitude, logistic regression model, selective perception theory
This quantitative study assessed the acceptability of e-leaning platforms for researchers, scientists, and engineers of agriculture research and development (R&D) institutions in the Philippines in using e-learning platform for non-formal education based on their attitudes and perceptions. Data was obtained from a sample of 71 respondents from the partner agencies of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, using an online survey instrument and scheduled key informant interview. Amidst the mixed understanding and perceptions, the general conclusion was that e-learning was accepted as an innovative way of improving and upscaling the capabilities of the human resources, and eventually operations of the organisation. However, since the respondents still preferred traditional classroom type of trainings, there is the need to further sensitise and educate the people on the advantages and features of online training courses and e-learning platforms for lifelong learning.