The open and distance learning system implemented in Universitas Terbuka (UT) requires students to do self-learning, individually or in groups. Therefore, the students of UT must be able to motivate themselves to self-study and use their time effectively. The use of integrated learning media as one of the learning resources can support them in their learning activities. The use of internet, as a part of e-Learningbased Learning Preparation, is one way for students to perform learning activities. In the study group, students can use the internet services provided in mobile telecenters and local government offices. The implementation result of this model in Kepulauan Seribu, a group of islets located in the Jakarta Bay, in which the sample were taken from students living in Pramuka Islet, Harapan Islet, Tidung Islet, Panggang Islet, Untung Jawa Islet, and Pari Islet, showed that e-Learning-based Learning Preparation Model can motivate distance students to actively study in their groups. Due to geographical constraints of those islets, it is difficult to meet their peers in groups frequently. Using the regularly scheduled study groups and the computers connected to the internet, students can easily access the information and minimize the frequency of transportation for face-to-face meetings. About 70% of the students have accessed the learning resources through internet and get experiences and knowledge during eight months period of the study in 2006.
Suhartono, ., Ardiasih, L. and Noviyanti, M. (2008), "THE IMPLEMENTATION OF E-LEARNING-BASED LEARNING PREPARATION MODEL BY PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITAS TERBUKA IN ISLETS AREA", Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAOUJ-03-01-2008-B002Download as .RIS
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