Majority of the Filipino students enrolled in distance learning got a smartphone to aid them in class, latest survey from Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.
The survey also found 58 percent of the school-age students – five to 20 years old – are using devices for distance learning. These devices were either already owned (27 percent), bought (12 percent), borrowed (10 percent), given (9 percent), or rented (0.3 percent). Meanwhile, 42 percent said they do not use devices for distance learning.
Among the 12 percent (13 percent if correctly rounded) who bought or rented devices for distance learning, 79 percent got a smartphone, 13 percent got a desktop/laptop, five percent got a TV, and 3 percent got a tablet.
The Fourth Quarter 2020 Social Weather Survey was conducted from November 21-25, 2020, using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 600 in Balance Luzon and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The sampling error margins are ±2.5% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% for Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
The survey was non-commissioned.—LDF, GMA News