Understanding the Perceived Impact of Online Distance Learning (ODL) on Student’s Academics


  • Josh E. Caasi St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Geneir Martin S. Espada St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Sophia Isabelle B. Paypon St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Reine Lindsey B. Villanueva St. Mary's College Quezon City


Online Distance Learning, Habits, Face-to-Face, Academics, Perspective


The study focuses on the different habits and perspectives of Grade 11 students from each strand following and before the implementation of Online Distance Learning in St. Mary’s College Quezon City. It aims to reveal the effects of online distance learning on how students handle their academics, study habits, grades, and even their class participation. Five students from each strand were chosen for the interview. The researchers used a questionnaire as a guide for interviewing the respondents. The respondents were asked for their consent to undergo the interview and to be recorded. The whole interview process was done through MS Teams via voice call. The study shows that most students struggled to adjust to the newly implemented online distance learning. In terms of their academics, study habits, grades, and even class participation, the results show that the implementation of online distance learning had some good and some harmful effects on the different aspects of their education. The study results showed that this implementation has opened the way for students to be skilled and knowledgeable in digital art and has helped them overcome their fears or become more confident and comfortable in class. On the other hand, the expected workload has made some students burn out. Some became less inclined to do their academics due to easy Internet and social media access.