Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Virtual Laboratories, COVID-19 pandemic, Effectiveness, Students' Learning, Student-Teacher Communication, Group/Peer Interaction, Learning Materials, Instructions


The COVID-19 pandemic gave the educational system the opportunity to utilize virtual laboratories in order to sustain the learning needs of students while in an online curriculum. Laboratory activities are distinctive and are frequently the most engaging subjects to learn. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of virtual laboratories as perceived by the senior high school students of the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. This study utilized a quantitative descriptive research design wherein an online survey was used to collect data from 181 respondents. The study revealed that virtual laboratories were recognized as effective in terms of students' learning, studentteacher communication, group/peer interaction, and learning materials and instructions. Furthermore, the study also showed that there was no significant difference among the perceptions of the respondents on the effectiveness of virtual laboratories according to their age and sex. This implied that despite the differences in age and sex, perceptions regarding the effectiveness of virtual laboratories were similar. In addition, a significant difference was apparent in the respondents' perception according to year level. Subject instructors must consider the modification for improvement of the virtual laboratories to be more effective for the students' learning and experience.

First Advisor

Pancho Ercilla