Development of A Blended Learning Support For An Introductory Calculus Course at a Distance Learning Institution

Tarigan, Asmara Iriani and Farihati, Sitta Alief and Mustafa, Dina (2014) Development of A Blended Learning Support For An Introductory Calculus Course at a Distance Learning Institution. In: 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Open University, 28-31 Oktober 2014, Hongkong, China.

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Introductory Calculus is a basic and compulsory course for the new students of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Data of students’ grades in the fall semester of 2013 showed that from 263 students who took the course exam, about 56 got grade E, which is categorized as fail, and 97 got grade D, which is categorized as borderline to fail. The big numbers of students who got E or D in the course was attributed to the less skill of the students in self-regulated learning especially in introductory calculus. Many of the students were fresh graduate of high school that do not have the skills to survive in the distance education system yet. The Mathematics department plan to develop a blended learning support program to develop student skills in learning the course and to survive the distance education system. The course already provides online tutorial which is not compulsory. It is planned to add the component of video conference to the online tutorial, to help the students feel as if they learn in a face-to-face classroom situation whereby they can meet with a teacher that can help them figuring out the solution to the difficulties they experience. The video conference is supposed to help the students to do in depth learning and develop skills necessary for the course. The video conference will be conducted four times to accompany the 8 times of online tutorials. The support program is within 8 weeks. This article will describe the planning and development of the blended learning support program based on the A (analysis) D (design) D (development) I (implementation) E (evaluation) model of instructional program development. It is hoped that the development can result in a model of student learning support for college mathematics in a distance learning systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): Artikel Asmara Iriani.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: blended learning, video conference, online tutorial, introductory calculus
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 04:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 06:22

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