Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Video Conferencing in Higher Education: a Case Study of Indonesian Lecturers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311611,
        author={Harmilawati  Harmilawati and Sabaruddin  Sabaruddin and Sitti  Aminah and Hamka  Hamka},
        title={Video Conferencing in Higher Education: a Case Study of Indonesian Lecturers},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIS-HSS},
        year={2021},
        month={9},
        keywords={conferencing distance learning teaching higher education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311611}
    }
    
  • Harmilawati Harmilawati
    Sabaruddin Sabaruddin
    Sitti Aminah
    Hamka Hamka
    Year: 2021
    Video Conferencing in Higher Education: a Case Study of Indonesian Lecturers
    BIS-HSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311611
Harmilawati Harmilawati1,*, Sabaruddin Sabaruddin1, Sitti Aminah1, Hamka Hamka2
  • 1: Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Islamic Institute of Muhammadiyah Sinjai, Indonesia
  • 2: Faculty of Economicand Islamic Law, Islamic Institute of Muhammadiyah Sinjai, Indonesia
*Contact email: iladilla1986@gmail.com

Abstract

The global pandemic of COVID-9 impacts all sectors of human life, including education. The teaching processes previously done face to face in the classroom have to be conducted online. It increases the utilisation of video conferencing app in teaching activities replacing face to face meeting in higher education. This study aims to investigate lecturers’ perspective regarding the use of video conferencing in Indonesian higher education. This study was conducted using a qualitative methodology within case study design. Three lecturers from different universities in Indonesia participated in this research study. To collect data, online semi structured interviews were done via WhatsApp. The collected data from the interviews were then evaluated using thematic analysis. The findings of this research show that the lecturers have positive attitudes towards the use of video conferencing in distance learning which they value due to the perceived benefits in terms of teaching creativity and enhancement of their technological knowledge. Although the lecturers encountered several challenges in using video conferencing in teaching, such as limited interaction and internet accessibility, they have their own strategies to minimise those issues.Having aimed to provide lecturers’ perception into the use of video conferencing in higher education setting, the findings of this study offer several recommendation for educators, policy makers and future researchers.