Online Lectures Using the WhatsApp Application: Advantages and Obstacles
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- Online learning; WhatsApp application; advantages; obstacles
The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of pre-service teachers about online learning through the WhatsApp application. Descriptive qualitative methods were used by using a questionnaire and interview instruments. The questionnaire was given to 74 Elementary School Teacher Education (PGSD) students in the semester 5 of 2020/2021. To find out the validity of the data, 5 pre-service teachers were triangulated by conducting in-depth interviews. The analysis technique used is data condensation, presenting data, and drawing conclusions. The WhatsApp platform was found to be the best program to use in online learning on the basis od the study learning. Based on the research results, it was found that the WhatsApp application is the easiest application to use in online learning. The advantages felt by pre-service teachers when learning using the WhatsApp application include learning to be more flexible, increasing self-confidence, being able to hone skills in making technology-based learning media, and being able to obtain information easily and from various sources. Meanwhile, the obstacles felt by pre-service teachers included a lack of concentration in learning, constrained by an unstable network, difficulties in conducting discussions with groups, and difficulty understanding the material as a whole. In the online learning process, the findings of this study can be useful as a assessment, particularly for educator ca be achieveded.
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TY - CONF AU - Roby Zulkarnain Noer AU - Rani Febriyanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/23 TI - Online Lectures Using the WhatsApp Application: Advantages and Obstacles BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Education and Pedagogy (ICIEP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 176 EP - 180 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211219.032 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211219.032 ID - Noer2021 ER -