Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde , ISSN 2148-7278
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INTERNALIZING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO INCREASE LEARNING QUALITY AT SELECTED STUDY PROGRAMS IN HASANUDDIN UNIVERSITY
The use of e-learning in education grows very rapidly. To meet this need, Hasanuddin University has set up e-learning since 2009, namely Learning Management System (LMS). The purpose of this media is to improve the quality of teaching at this campus. Unfortunately, this LMS is un-utilized. This research was conducted to change the academic culture, from where lecturers have not accustomed LMS in teaching and learning process to be more familiar with it.
In regard to this need, several activities have been conducted to internalize LMS in order to increase learning quality at Selected Study Program at Hasanuddin University. Those activities are: presentation in front of USAID regarding the achievement of action research, evaluation and conducting assessment in regard to the quality of Learning Management System (LMS), dissemination through social media, a series of Workshops on LMS, data cleaning and backing up, uploading courses on LMS, monthly meeting and survey on students’ satisfaction in utilizing LMS. There were two study programs involved in this research, they are Arabic and Fishery Resources Utilization Study Programs
A Survey has been conducted by using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). This TAM consists of Perceived Ease of Use (PEU), Perceived Usefulness (PU), Attitude toward Using (AtU), and Behavioral Intention to Use (BIU). Scales used is ranging from 1 to 5. Surveys show that Perceived Ease of Use reaches 4.33; Perceived Usefulness reaches 4,18; Attitude Toward Using reaches 4,22; and Behavioral Intention to Use reaches 3,86. These percentages indicate a high student’s satisfaction especially in the first three constructs. For that reason, technological variables are not the problems. The researchers most likely conclude that the policy from the leaders has to be strict, not only to support the LMS utilization but also issue the decision letter stating that LMS is a compulsory learning tool to support the learning process at Hasanuddin University.