The Significance of Initiation, Discussion and Assignment of Online Tutorial Strategy to Students' Performance at Universitas Terbuka

Yan, Haryanto and Sembiring, Maximus Gorky (2013) The Significance of Initiation, Discussion and Assignment of Online Tutorial Strategy to Students' Performance at Universitas Terbuka. In: Konferensi ICDE, 15-19 Oktober 2013, Tianjin, China.


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The dynamics associated with students’ performance through an online tutorial strategy of a course delivered by Universitas Terbuka through the Department of English were reviewed in this paper. The importance of initiation, discussion and assignment as the main ingredients of the approach were concurrently probed in accordance with the readiness of students to attend the final exam. Those highlights will then be linked up to their performance in this tutorial process with respect to the course they undertook. The exploration was mainly aimed at analysing the influential elements of the online tutorial to the students grade. This study involved 194 and 196 students who undertook a Structure III course in the first and the second semester of 2012 academic year respectively. Methodologically, all students involved were listed in two different tables using microsoft excel for windows 2007. The first table is for registered students in the first semester and the second table is for registered students in the second semester of 2012. The tables incorporated names in relations to their frequencies and doings that they were actively engaged in the eight access of initiations and discussions forum plus the accomplishment of three different marked-assignments in the related semester. Having merged all assorted records, they were then sorted out quantitatively utilizing structural equation model with the help of Lisrel version 8.30 to be acquainted with the importance of each element that were engaged. Nine hypotheses were then developed for each table. It was found that seven and eight hypotheses of both in the first and second tables were consecutively validated by the analysis. The analysis confirmed that students’ grade in tutorial online strategy mostly influenced by initiations and followed by assignments and activities for both tables.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 2013-In-017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students’ performance, online tutorial, marked-assignment, discussion forum, initiation access.
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 06:45
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 08:50

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