Teachers in Rural Area of Java Utilize Free Digital Platforms During COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Free Digital Platforms; Online Learning; LMS; WhatsApp
Online learning is a solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, not all schools have online learning facilities. Therefore, free digital platforms are an alternative solution. This research uses a mixed-method with two steps data collection strategy. The first stage was a survey of teachers in Pacitan Regency, East Java, Indonesia, as one of the rural areas in Java. We collect more data based on participant responses by using in-depth interview techniques to explore their perspectives. WhatsApp is the most widely used platform among the participants. The second and the third platforms are Google Classroom and YouTube. They chose it based on the features that are easy to understand and access, facilitate better communication with students because it does not require optimal internet network support, and better organize learning activities. This study shows that the free digital platform, which is not intended for education, has become a favorite for teachers who teach in places with limited conditions, such as rural areas of Java. This finding can also be used as an insight for developing a Learning Management System (LMS) suitable for inadequate conditions.
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TY - CONF AU - Ema Aprilisa AU - Badrun Kartowagiran PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/31 TI - Teachers in Rural Area of Java Utilize Free Digital Platforms During COVID-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Current Issues in Education (ICCIE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 160 EP - 163 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220129.029 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220129.029 ID - Aprilisa2022 ER -