Successful Students in an Open and Distance Learning System

Kristanti, Ambar Puspitasari and Oetoyo, Boedhi (2018) Successful Students in an Open and Distance Learning System. The Turkish Online Journal for Distance Education (TOJDE), 19 (2). pp. 189-200. ISSN 1302-6488

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Learning in a higher education institution that applies an open and distance learning system requires the students to study as independent learners. This research is a survey research with the purpose of exploring the characteristics, habits and learning motivation of high-achiever students or those who obtained a high level of Grade Point Average (GPA). The sample used in this study was Universitas Terbuka (UT) students of Non Elementary Education Programs who had completed at least four semesters and had obtained a GPA of 2.50 or higher. This study discovered that the high-achiever students were younger students of the average age of 29 years. Most of these higher achiever students were highly motivated to study and were studying at UT to support their career development. They usually studied 3-4 hours/for each course each day. Interviews showed that students generally did the self-assessment tests and they regularly attended the tutorials. The time of study (p=.001) and methods of study (p=.01) recorded in this study have the potential to contribute to the students’ GPA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students, characteristics, learning habits, student success, distance education, ODL, Universitas Terbuka
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378.175 Distance Education (pendidikan jarak jauh)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel Pendidikan Terbuka Jarak Jauh
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 01:46
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 07:53

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