Proceedings of the 1st Yogyakarta International Conference on Educational Management/Administration and Pedagogy (YICEMAP 2017)

Analyzing Student Readiness of e-Learning Implementation in Middle School

Feby Artwodini Muqtadiroh, Amna Ahifia Nisafani, Nadia Silviana
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Feby Artwodini Muqtadiroh
e-Learning Readiness; Blended Learning; Readiness Level; Middle School; GeSCA
E-learning is a widely developed mean to support learning process in class. However, student readiness may hinder its application, thus results in its deployment failure. One of the methods to assess student readiness is blended learning model from Tang and Chaw. This model analyzes student readiness by measuring how each student behaves towards six learning aspects namely learning flexibility, online learning, study management, technology, online interaction, and classroom learning. To this point, we investigate the application of blended learning model in SMP Negeri 1 Jember, a middle school in Jember. We collect questionnaire data from the students after delivering one day's intensive training. Afterwards, we analyze the collected data using Generalized Structured Component Analysis (GeSCA) Software to understand the interdependency relationships among prescribed variables. From the analysis, we could individually gauge prescribed variables using e-Learning readines systems by Aydin and Tasci. This measurement is useful to categorize organization readiness level (from low to advance). In the end, we have found that 1) SMP Negeri 1 Jember is ready for e-learning implementation with minor fixes 2) There are four significant factors which contribute to student readiness namely Attitude towards learning flexibility, Attitude towards study management, Blended learning adaptability, and Attitude towards classroom learning 3) We also prescribe some recomendations to enhance student readiness in the elearning implementation.
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