A Tool to Assess the Quality of Self-learning Modules (SLMS) for the ‘New Normal’ in Education Using the Best-worst Method


In this paper, a tool to assess the quality of self-learning modules (SLMs) was developed using the Best Worst Method (BWM) by Rezaei (2015). Four major quality criteria namely Content (weight = 0.603), Instruction (weight = 160), Technicality (weight = 0.097), and Ethical and Cultural Considerations (weight = 0.140) were established through the perspective of expert respondents and suggestions from literatures. Among these, Content is the most important. Nine sub-criteria for Content, Instruction, Technicality, and three for Ethical and Cultural Considerations were instituted, all of which were also analyzed for a best or most important sub-criterion. Complete coverage of the competencies (weight = 0.200) is the most important for Content; contextualization (weight = 0.258) is the best for Instruction; systematic and logical arrangement (weight = 0.189) is the most vital for Technicality; and indirect introduction of values and etiquette (weight = 0.465) is the most crucial for Ethical and Cultural Considerations. Real-life application of the tool proved that it can be used in comparing SLM quality. However, if the goal is not to compare, then the identified weights of each sub-criterion can assist educators in identifying which aspect can change or improve the quality of SLMs from each major criterion. This being said, results of this paper can be used to improve the over-all quality of SLMs being used in the implementation of the modular or blended learning approach. The assessment tool can also be applied to other instructional and learning materials such as textbooks, handouts, and presentations, among others.

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Jammel Abraham Rico, Mindoro State University-Calapan City Campus, Philippines
Leonel Mendoza, Mindoro State University-Calapan City Campus, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Assessment Theories & Methodologies

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To cite this article:
Rico J., & Mendoza L. (2022) A Tool to Assess the Quality of Self-learning Modules (SLMS) for the ‘New Normal’ in Education Using the Best-worst Method ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.19
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.19

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