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Student Perception on Blended Learning Method

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Sari Wahyuni and Fitri Nur Mahmudah, 2022. Student Perception on Blended Learning Method. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 3(4), pp.111-115.

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the learning process/lectures carried out online to break the chain of spreading the corona virus.  One model that can be applied for online learning is Blended Learning by combining 2 learning methods, namely asynchronous and synchronous.  The purpose of this study is to describe how students perceive the Blended Learning method in distance learning.  This research uses a qualitative approach with a case study design.  Interviews and documentation as data collection techniques.  The data sources in this study were 4 students from different campuses in the city of Samarinda, East Kalimantan.  The results in the study indicate that the positive perception of students in using the Blended Learning Method, because it is very helpful to use during a pandemic like this.  Although there are advantages and disadvantages in its implementation, for example, students lack understanding, limited time, feel less enthusiastic when doing Asynchronous learning, discussing in WhatsApp groups.  However, if it is interspersed with face-to-face or synchronous learning, for example with Zoom.  So that teaching materials can be delivered properly, learning activities become effective.  Students feel that they have regained their enthusiasm for learning, feel motivated, learning becomes more interesting, makes active students and free to express their opinions, and some students who study while working feel very helpful using this method because they can attend lectures anywhere.

Keywords: student perception, blended learning method, distance learning.

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