Student Participation in Online learning in Business Course at Universitas Terbuka

Maria, Maya and Zuhairi, Aminudin and Riana, Kurnia Endah (2009) Student Participation in Online learning in Business Course at Universitas Terbuka. In: 23 rd ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Learning Including the 2009 EADTU Annual Conference.


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This paper presents findings of a research on participation in four online learning courses offered by UT Faculty of Economics. The purpose of the study is to have an understanding of how distance students participate and which factors influence participation in online tutorials. Online tutorial has been used by Universitas Terbuka (UT) to provide two-way communication channel for distance students, facilitate learning process, and assist them in preparing for examination. The findings of the research indicate that there is low participation of students in online tutorials, in terms of students’ contribution to online discussion forum and to work on assignments. Findings of the questionnaire survey indicate that most respondents perceive that tutors have addressed students’ questions on topics appropriately and given motivation to students to learn. One constraint in online tutorials relates to slow feedback from tutors to students, while access, costs, and computer skills do not hamper students’ participation in online tutorials. Some recommendations are presented. First, tutors are advised to give feedback immediately to respond to students’ queries on email. Second, topics on current issues should be presented in the form of case studies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): B0033-20.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education,higher education
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378 Higher Education, Universities (Pendidikan Tinggi, Unversitas)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378.175 Distance Education (pendidikan jarak jauh)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378.598 Higher Education in Indonesia (Pendidikan Tinggi di Indonesia, Perguruan Tinggi di Indonesia)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel Pendidikan Terbuka Jarak Jauh
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 06:00
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 06:00

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