The Improvement of Online Tutorial Implementation at Universitas Terbuka (Based on SWOT Analysis)

Julaeha, Siti and Budiwati, Yulia (2013) The Improvement of Online Tutorial Implementation at Universitas Terbuka (Based on SWOT Analysis). In: Konferensi ICDE, 15-19 Oktober 2013, Tianjin, China.


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The provision of online tutorial, as an instructional media, is an important need of a distance education since it is the implementation of one of the distance education characteristics that is an instructional process takes place any time and any where. By provision of quality online tutorial, it is expected that students can get quality learning support services. In Universitas Terbuka (UT) cases, there is still inappropriate implementation of online tutorial that effects the decrease of its quality. This paper describes in detail the results of SWOT analysis on research findings in and study of the implementation of online tutorial at UT, especially in terms of a tutor component. In general, the weaknesses in internal aspects of the online tutorial implementation are an unthorough planning of human resource development which results in: not all tutors have adequately subject matter, pedagogic, and technologic competencies; tutors’ abilities to manage online tutorial classes are not proportional to the size of class which they have to manage; and tutors have low self-belonging to the task that they have to conduct. This internal weaknesses can make worse the quality of online tutorial when those face external threats, those are, the velocity of instructional technology development and paradigm changes in science and pedagogy. On the other side, the increase of the number of UT tutors who are young and technology literate can become an asset in improving the quality of online tutorial process. Making efficient use of the internal assest should be accompanied by making use of external assests, those are, the provision of human resources from other educational institutions that can become competent tutor through competency development program as well as the development of technology in order to facilitate tutor in administering online tutorial. Based on the results of SWOT analysis, it is recommended that UT should make online tutorial planning that takes into account the tutor competencies as the essential criteria in recruiting tutors, tutor competency development through evaluation and supervision of onlinne tutorial process, as well as the development of friendly-use technology of online tutorial by cooperation with other institution, if needed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 2013-In-013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Tutorial, tutor competencies, supervision
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel Pendidikan Terbuka Jarak Jauh
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 04:41
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 07:31

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