HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 9 no. 1 (2014)

Extent of Utilization, Problems Encountered and Development of Instructional Materials by Higher Education Faculty Members

Anania B. Aquino

Discipline: Education



Teachers can facilitate students’ learning and enrich their learning activities by using instructional materials (IMs). They help the teachers in communicating to learners. As students differ in their responses to IMs, it is the responsibility of the teacher to use and select the most appropriate instructional materials that will promote learning among students. Hence, the researcher conducted this study to determine the IMs used by the faculty members of Batangas State University. The researcher used the descriptive method of research and utilized survey and interview to gather data from the 84 faculty members. Findings revealed that many were using textbooks, PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, manuals and modules while few were using magazines, news articles, monograph and audio/video. Problems encountered in the utilization of IMs included unavailability, inadequacy and quality of materials and the faculty’s inadequate background on the manipulation of the material. Only 31 developed IMs, but many have plans of developing one. These lead to the conclusions that faculty-respondents mainly used traditional IMs and that availability and quality influenced their utilization. The study recommends that support for the utilization of IMs should be enhanced and accessibility plan be established to promote timely adoption and utilization of IMs.