The Effectiveness of Gadget Utilization as a Learning Tool in the Face-to-Face Modality of the Senior High School Students of St. Mary’s College Quezon City


  • Max Lorenz Dela Peña St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Mykaela L. Alvarez St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Czarina Jasmine R. Del Valle St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Charlize Marynette S. Elcano St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Kaesey Xandra S. Mejillano St. Mary's College Quezon City


Gadget Utilization, Online Distance Learning, Learning Tools, Tablets, Smartphone


Learning through advanced technology drastically changed the educational landscape. The recent shift to blended learning as the learning modality due to the CoViD-19 pandemic prompted academic institutions to incorporate devices into the educational system. However, little attention has been given to the student’s perspective on gadget utilization for academic activities. This study investigates the perspective of Grades 11 and 12 students from St. Mary’s College Quezon City on gadget utilization as a learning tool. In this study, the researchers conducted an online survey among 60 SHS Students to determine the effectiveness of mobile phones as a learning device in the face-to-face learning modality. The researchers utilized Stratified Random Sampling for a larger population to ensure that the results would be based on many different perspectives of students. Results indicate that Senior High School students at St. Mary’s College of Quezon City favor using gadgets during face-to-face classes. Most of them use cell phones, while a small number use tablets. The average mean of the usefulness of gadgets when performing school activities is 4.41 out of 5. However, students also admit to being distracted by the devices. The results were consistent with research by Sheng Yu (2013). Students have found the usage of mobile phones to be beneficial, perhaps due to their portability and user-friendliness.