HomeLuz y Sabervol. 1 no. 1 (2007)

University Students’ Virtual Experiences in the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) Course

Allan B. De Guzman | Joel Bryan Guevarra | Nyl Frederik Lim | Leonardo Lupac | Marie Antoinette Yco

Discipline: Education, Technology



As the World Wide Web (WWW) develops prominence through the years, it has become a powerful and useful instructional medium (Robertson, Grant, & Jackson, 2005; Oliver, Herrington & Omari, 1996). As the new language of instruction, it provides easy access to information, flexible storage, display options and publications. Through its search engines, users are given a wide range of opportunities to join forums, read and post messages, prepare and present multimedia reports, and take quizzes via email (Oakes, 1997), among others. Moreover, students with previous experience in distance learning felt more comfortable in the use of computers, thus providing them with a more egalitarian learning environment. Such an environment has encouraged students to think independently without struggling to learn at their own pace.