INVESTIGATING THE USABILITY OF E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGY IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF MERAUKE DISTRICT, INDONESIA: TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION

Martha Loupatty, Izak Habel Wayangkau

Abstract


This study aimed at describing the 5th grade elementary schools teachers’ perception on the usability of e-learning technology of high-level plant anatomy as an educational medium in teaching-learning process. The only research statement guided this study is what are the 5th grade elementary schools teachers’ perception on the usability of e-learning technology of high level plant anatomy as an educational tool of teaching? This study employed a quantitative approach using survey research design. A purposive sampling technique was used to obtain 50 respondents drawn from amongst 5th grade elementary schools’ teachers of Merauke district, Indonesia. Quantitative data were analyzed descriptively using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16 for Windows. As the general mean of the data analysis is of 54.5000 with the standard deviation of 2.32140, the present study indicated that the use of e-learning technology of high-level plant anatomy was positively perceived by the elementary schools’ teachers in the sample. This finding might be imperative for the school principals to motivate teachers to promote students’ knowledge and skills using e-learning technology as an educational tool of learning and, in turn, to improve students’ academic achievement. This finding might be also worthwhile for the Head of Education Office at government level to raise special fund to design and, in the same time, to promote teachers’ use of e-learning technology as media in teaching-learning process in order to help students understand all the distributed learning materials. 

 

Article visualizations:

Hit counter

DOI

Keywords


teachers, perception, media, technology, elementary schools

References


Acikalin M. & Duru E., 2005. The Use of Computer Technologies in the Social Studies Classroom. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 4(2):18-26.

Aloraini S., 2012. The Impact of Using Multimedia on Students’ Academic Achievement in the College of Education at King Saud University. Journal of King Saud University – Language and Translation, 24: 75-82.

Antonine J. E., 2011. E-Leaning: A Student’s Perspective. A Phenomenological Investigation. Ph.D. Thesis, Northeastern University.

Burke T. M. E., 2005. The Role of Teaching-Learning Media in Teaching Biology in OBE-Classes. Ph.D. Thesis, North-West University.

Epignosis Limited Liability Company, 2014. E-Learning: Concepts, Trends, Applications. Available at: https://www.talentlms.com/elearning/elearning-101-jan 2014-v1.1.pdf (accessed 2 February 2017)

Işik A., 2009. Perception of Students and Teachers about the Use of E-Learning/Sharing Portal in Educational Activities. Masteral Thesis, Middle East Technical University.

Karrer T., 2007. E-learning Technology. Available at: http://elearningtech.blogspot.co.id/2007/10/elearning-defined.html (accessed 12 March 2017).

Kineo E-learning Courses. (n/d.). 5 Benefits of E-learning. Available at: www.kineo.com › Resources › New to Learning Technology (accessed 8 February 2017).

Kuo C. L. L., 1991. The Importance of Media in Teaching. Bulletin of Social Education, 20: 61-88.

Malik S & Agarwa A., 2012. Use of Multimedia as A New Educational Technology Tool – A Study. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 2(5): 468-471.

Marzano R. J., Pickering D. J. & Pollock J. E., 2001. Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Masterman L., 1985. Teaching the Media. London: Comedia Publishing Group.

Omona W., van der Weide T. & Lubega J., 2010. Using ICT to Enhance Knowledge Management in Higher Education: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 6(4): 83-101.

Smart K. L. & Cappel J. J., 2006. Students’ Perception of Online Learning: A Comparative Study. Journal of Information Technology Education, 5: 201-2019.

Song S. M., 2010. E-Learning: Investigating Students’ Acceptance of Online Learning in Hospitality Program. Graduate Thesis and Dissertations, Paper 11902.

Stockley D., 2003. E-Learning Definition and Explanation (E-Learning, Online Training, Online Learning). Available at: http://www.derekstockley.com.au/elearning-definition.html (accessed 2 February 2017).

Tagoe M., 2012. Students’ Perception on Incoporating e-Learning into Teaching and Learning at the University of Ghana. International Journal of Educcation and Development Using ICT, 8(1): 91-103.

Vekiri I. & Chronaki A, 2008. Gender Issues in Technology Use: Perceived Social Support, Computer Self-Efficacy and Value Beliefs, and Computer Use Beyond School. Computer and Education, 51(3): 1392-1404.

Wayangkau I. H. & Loupatty M, 2017. Designing Computer-Assisted Instruction of High-Level Plants Anatomy for the Elementary Schools’ Teachers of Merauke District, Papua, Indonesia. American Journal of Educational Research, 5(5): 476-481.

Yakaraju G., 2014. Synchronous and Asynchronous Types of E-learning. Available at: http://blog.commlabindia.com/elearning-design/types-of-elearning (accessed 4 May 2017).


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2018 Martha Loupatty, Izak Habel Wayangkau

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2015-2018. European Journal of Education Studies (ISSN 2501 - 1111) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All authors who send their manuscripts to this journal and whose articles are published on this journal retain full copyright of their articles. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).