Research Article


The Philippine Department of Education adapted to pandemic circumstances by implementing various learning modalities, including Modular Distance Learning, where Self-Learning Modules serve as the primary instructional medium. As the traditional school setting undergoes a paradigm shift, parents play a crucial role as educational partners with teachers. Despite their vital role, there's a research gap in parent satisfaction with modular learning, particularly in the Indian context. This study aimed to assess parent and student satisfaction with modular distance learning, using a quantitative, descriptive research design. The study included 150 parents and 150 pupils randomly selected from grades 4-6. Findings revealed a significant difference in satisfaction levels between parents and students across areas such as learning experience, teacher assistance, module quality, school support, and overall learning quality. Parents expressed low satisfaction with the learning experience, average satisfaction with the teacher's assistance and learning quality, and high satisfaction with module quality and school support. Recommendations underscore the need for school administrators to implement enhancement programs and revisit curricula to boost satisfaction levels. This study sheds light on the evolving dynamics of education during challenging times and emphasizes the importance of collaboration between parents and schools in ensuring effective learning experiences.

Keywords: MDL; Pandemic; Modalities; Module; Teachers Assistance

Bridging Gaps: A Study on the Satisfaction Levels in Modular Distance Learning