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PRE-SERVICE STUDENT TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION OF USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM IN A BLENDED COURSE
Corresponding Author(s) : Muhammad Luthfi Hidayat
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 7 No. 2 (2019): March
Purpose of the study: The strategic and learning media course in the Informatics Engineering Education department for pre-service student teachers apply a blended learning method. The purpose of this method is to integrate between face-to-face meetings in the classroom and distance learning by using internet-based Learning Management System (LMS) media. This study aims to determine the perceptions of the informatics’ pre-service student teacher, which utilize the Google Classroom LMS.
Methodology: The research method used online questionnaires and divergent questionnaires were analyzed with the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) approach and descriptive statistics. The factor analysis included the ease of access, perception of usefulness, communication and interaction, a perception of lecture delivery, student comfortability, and the effectiveness of the Google Classroom LMS.
Main Findings: The results showed that most students felt the ease and improvement of the quality of the blended lectures using Google Classroom, although several notes needed further improvement and evaluation.
Practical Implications: The findings suggest that the stakeholders of teacher training and education faculty could measure the level of perceivers and readiness of their pre-service student teachers on using Google Classroom in a blended-setting course. Further, the pre-service student teachers have experience in using this LMS so that they could apply this learning model for their students.
Novelty/Originality of this study: This article found that students feel the satisfaction of using Google Classroom as an active and independent learning tool. This study also demonstrated consistency based on observations, surveys, and analysis of college students’ perceptions that the design of blended learning by using Google Classroom is still beneficial to the success of reaching the course outcomes.
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