Facebook and Digital References Integrationfor Child Development Psychology (CDP)Online Tutorial ModelMukti Amini, S.Pd, M. PdFaculty of Teacher Training and Education,Indonesia Open Universityemail: email@example.comOCWConsortium2013
Introduction Child Development Psychology is is one of the subjects for ECEPstudents in IOU, which provided tutorial assistance, in the form ofonline tutorials given to students in the first semester. Participation rate of students taking this course online tutorial verylow (65 of 18. 398 new students in semesters 1 or only 0.35%) Facebook users in Indonesia was ranked the 2nd world (26,277,000people). The use of mobile phones in Indonesia is currently veryhigh, covering 60% of the population. Facebook is easily accessible via HP, including HP low end. Initiation materials for Child Development Psychology MK still textbased, has not been associated with a variety of digital reference
Formulatian Problem & The purpose of StudyFormulation problem:to evaluate the CDP model online tutorials through Face book integrationand digital referenceThe Purpose of study1. Describe the CDP online tutorial model by integrating Facebook anddigital references2. See the effectiveness of the CDP online tutorial model throughFacebook and digital references integration
References (1) - Tutorial Tutorial means to teach others or providing learning assistanceto someone. Online tutorials is one form of a tutorial. Online tutorial in IOUprepared by making 8 material initiations and 3 assignments This online tutorial, as well as face-to-face tutorials, have acertain time for each virtual meetings, not available at all times. To be able to access the material online tutorial atIOU, students must register in advance and must have anelectronic mail address.
References (3) - Facebook Facebook was originally named The Facebookwas created in 2006 by a Harvard Universitystudent, Mark Zuckerberg Facilities on Facebook which lets make it openor closed group for people who have the sameinterests and tendencies that can be used also inthe study, including the lecturers/tutors withstudents.
References (4) –Digital References Various well-based digital reference text, images, andshort film, can be easily found on the internet currently. IOU has also provided a variety of digital referencessuch as supplement web, digital libraries, LearningObject Materials (LOM), the materials are summarizedin Guru Pintar Online (GPO), as well as short films aresummarized in ITV. Digital references that can be used by anyone can becategorized as Open Course ware (OCW).
References (5) – Child Develoment Psychology Child Development Psychology (CDP) is one of thecourses provided in the ECEP in IOU, consist of 3credits and tutorial support service is provided online. The material on this online tutorial covering 8 topics.Besides that, there are 3 asignments for students to bedone. Linked with a various of digital reference, especiallythose that have been provided by IOU, need to beincluded in online tutorial, so it can be forced tostudents learn the various references.
Methodology The methods in this study is a descriptive, whichdescribes the findings of the data in the field. The place of study limited in Serang UT’sregion, precisely in the Tangerang study group Respondents in this study were students ofsemester 1 of ECEP students, totaled 87students, that listed as participants CDP onlinetutorial The instrument used was aquestionnaire, interview, and document analysis
Result and Discussions (1)Description Child Development Psychology Online Tutorial Modelwith Facebook and Digital References Integrate1. Looking for a variety of connection materials, and categorizing for eachinitiation.2. Uploading material terms. The source of many references weremade separately in another file to students look easily (by clicking thematerial).3. Notify all participating students on beginning CDP online tutorial throughelectronic message that is sent to all participants CDP online tutorial.4. Ask the students (through a message) to learn the material and doing theirasignments.5. Send a message to all participants to add CDP tutor as a friend onFacebook.6. Tutor confirm friend requests from students and identify them to be amember of a Facebook group.
Result and Discussions (2)Description Child Development Psychology Online Tutorial Modelwith Facebook and Digital References Integrate7. Tutors create a Facebook group for CDP online tutorial participants8. Creat introduction post about the new group and invite students to give apost, comment or ask in the Facebook group.9. Relevance digital references is posted on this grup and ask students tolearn them.10. The same questions of students are grouped together so that the tutor didnot answer similar questions repeatedly. Students are directed to learnanymore the old post if the question was similar.11. Through Facebook group, CDP tutor remindering members about limittime to do asignments, so that no student is too late doing the asignments.12. Through Facebook group, CDP tutor also post many importantinformations.
Result & Discussion (3) - Face book Group
Result & Discussion (4) – Facebook Group22 members
Result & Discussion (5) - Linked Digital ReferencesLinked digitalreferences onCDP initiation
Result - OCW (web suplement)
Result & Discussion (6)Evaluation CDP online tutorial modelStudent Opinion After TrialNo. Item Yes (%) No (%)1. Active in the Facebook group for student 24 762. Facebook and digital referencesintegration for online tutorials should bedeveloped for other subjects95 5
Result & Discussion (7)12%16%23%16%33%Frequency of accesing CDP online tutorialinitiation2-5 in a weekOnce a week2-3 weeks onceonce a month
Result & Discussion (8)51%27%14%0%8%Learn CDP OnlineTutorial InitiationNeverYes, 1-2 initiationonlyYes, 3-5 initiationYes, 6-7 initiationYes, the entireinitiation
Result & Discussion (9)42%13%21%24%Do Assignment in CDPOnline TutorialNeverYes, only oneYes, 2 assignmentsYes, 3 assignments
Result & Discussion (10)40%40%14%6%Acces and Learn the Digital ReferencesLinks at CDP Tuton or Facebook GroupNeverYes, but a littleYes, most of themalways
Result & Discussion (11)36%37%27%Type of activity in the Facebook group forCDP online tutorialRead the postComment on thepostPost an article /image/link
Result & Discussion (12)No Aspek Criteria1. Digital references Linkhelp participants tounderstandVeryusefulQuite Helpful SomewhathelpfulNot helpful% 39.6 34.0 22.6 3.82. The useful of Facebookgroup for CDP onlinetutorialVeryusefulQuite useful SomewhathelpfulNot helpful% 47,5 37,5 7,5 7,5Opinions about Facebook Groupsand Digital Reference Link
Conclusion (1) Model tutorial that was designed for CDP online tutorial is to modify thetutorial initiations enriched with appropriate topic link and integrateparticipants into Facebook group to facilitate communication and sharinginformation. Model development CDP online tutorials on the benefit aspect is quitehelpful in improving student understanding of the initiations and the ease ofgetting information as directly connected to Facebook. But in terms of enrollment, the development of this model has not been ableto effectively increase student enrollment.
Conclusion (2)Strength1. Online tutorial integration with Facebook can be used forcommunications and information which is more flexible andaccessible among participants with a tutor.2. Facebook group enough help to remind students and also askquestions about online tutorials, than sending a message in theemail participants.3. Link digital references from other portal-based text and non-text,enough to help students better understand the initiations in theonline tutorial
Conclusion (3)Weakness The participation rates from CDP online tutorial have notimproved significantly although the initiation is integrated withFacebook and linked various digital references. Not all members of the group in Facebook active in the commentor post something.
Recommendation For CDP tutor: need to find other ways to improvethe participation of students in the CDP onlinetutorial For ECEP-IOU students: don’t only focus the scorein the online tutorials, but also follow the process toreally learn all the material and do the assignmentsgiven