The Use of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) in Distance Learning During Covid-19 Pandemic: Pros and Cons
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- Distance Learning in Higher Education, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), COVID – 19 Pandemic
There has been a change in learning activities after Covid-19 became a global pandemic. The change occurring is, among others, that from face to face learning to distance learning through the online process, like the used of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). Accordingly, the use of CMC goes along with its pros and cons. Therefore, this study aims to find out how the use of CMC is in the implementation of distance learning and how the pros and cons are of the use of CMC in distance learning. This study employed a descriptive method with a survey technique. The data were collected using closed questionnaires distributed through Google Form to 324 students. The results show that 89.8% of students prefer face to face learning and only 10.2% of them prefer distance learning. The use of CMC is considered ineffective in such courses as swimming because students are required to practice, in addition to the written material delivered. Three factors cause the pros and cons in the use of CMC: internal factors, external factors, and contextual factors. External factors include time and family constraints, lack of supports from the surrounding environment, and financial problems. Meanwhile, the internal factors are related to discipline and the ability of students to manage their time wisely. Besides, contextual factors are more likely found on online applications that are not friendly to users, and lack of interactivity.
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TY - CONF AU - Ika Novitaria Marani AU - Ari Subarkah AU - Adi Wijayanto PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - The Use of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) in Distance Learning During Covid-19 Pandemic: Pros and Cons BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 95 EP - 102 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.015 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.015 ID - Marani2020 ER -