GLOKALde October 2015, ISSN 2148-7278 Volume: 1 Number: 4, Article 2
THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS INFLUENCE ON STUDENTS STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE TUTORIAL IN DISTANCE LEARNING (A Case Study of Management’s Graduate Students in Universitas Terbuka)
The Online tutorial (Tuton) is one of learning support services provided Open University (UT) to students post graduate study in UT. This activity must be followed by students of Master of Management (MM) UT. In Tuton, students are required to participate actively, both in studying the initiation material, discussing, and writing tasks. The main problems that often occur in the Tuton is a student in following Tuton inactivity. This can be caused by internal factors and external factors of students. The data obtained were analyzed using factor analysis and SEM (Structural Equation Model) assisted by the Statistical Program for Social programs Sciences (SPSS) 17.00. The results showed that the internal and external factors have contributed to student participation rate of 18%. Most variations of this change is more influenced by changes in the internal factors rather than external factors students.