Facebook sebagai Aplikasi Pelengkap Tutorial Online di Universitas Terbuka

Susilo, Adhi (2013) Facebook sebagai Aplikasi Pelengkap Tutorial Online di Universitas Terbuka. In: Temu Ilmiah Nasional Guru V, 2013, Pondok Cabe.

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Facebook (FB) has become the “communication portal” for social networking, which has rapidly transformed the way people communicate and stay connected. From an educational perspective, social networking sites have received ambiguous reviews. Web-based learning has made learning content much more freely and instantaneously available to students who easily can download course notes and readings with a single mouse click. FB is one of many Web 2.0 tools, e.g. wikis, delicious, YouTube, podcasts, that are listed as having potential applications to teaching and learning. Moreover, some author have argued that the current generation of youth, often described as ‘Net Geners’ or ‘Digital Natives’, may be resistant to traditional methods of teaching and learning. Some studies have shown that the use of FB is becoming more widespread in language learning and it can be an effective tool. FB is not only easy to use, but it also helps encourage autonomous learning within a social environment for students and puts control for learning into the students’ hands. It cannot only create motivation but also increase students’ social relationships outside of the classroom. I explore ten domestic workers’ use of FB as students in their English course at the Open University of Indonesia (UT), as well as lecturer engagement with students. I also discuss how simple activities in FB help a lower language proficient class to become more comfortable participating in online discussions, sharing their opinions, and forging closer relationships with their classmates. Drawing on virtual ethnography and online qualitative interviews, this article relies on qualitative data that shows there are potential positive benefits to using FB for teaching and learning, particularly for the development of educational micro-communities. Therefore certain challenges, including time management, need to be managed and are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 20/S0009
Uncontrolled Keywords: FB, distance education, domestic workers’ student, social networking site
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 371.36 Project Methods (Metode Pengajaran Tertentu, Metode Pembelajaran Tertentu)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > Temu Ilmiah Nasional Guru V
Depositing User: rudi sd
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 08:22
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 08:22
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/8873

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