Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Surveying Online Platforms Used in Higher Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Riau-Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310674,
        author={Asyti  Febliza and Zul  Afdal and Jimmi  Copriady and Dedi  Futra and Sri Wilda Albeta},
        title={Surveying Online Platforms Used in Higher Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Riau-Indonesia },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={edmodo e-moodle google classroom online learning platform; video conferences platform},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310674}
    }
    
  • Asyti Febliza
    Zul Afdal
    Jimmi Copriady
    Dedi Futra
    Sri Wilda Albeta
    Year: 2021
    Surveying Online Platforms Used in Higher Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Riau-Indonesia
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310674
Asyti Febliza1,*, Zul Afdal2, Jimmi Copriady3, Dedi Futra3, Sri Wilda Albeta3
  • 1: Universitas Islam Riau, Riau 28284 Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Negeri Padang, Sumatera Barat 25171 Indonesia
  • 3: Universitas Riau, Riau 28293 Indonesia
*Contact email: asytifebliza@edu.uir.ac.id

Abstract

The use of online platforms was inevitable since almost all educational institutions closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This study identifies how conducted teaching and learning activities for a year after the university's closure in Riau-Indonesia. An online questionnaire was designed on a google form survey, and the link was shared with 341 students of the Teacher Training Faculty from the three most prominent universities in Riau-Indonesia. As additional data, 15 lecturers were interviewed via WhatsApp chat with open-ended questions. The Survey revealed that video conferences (zoom and google meet), google classroom, and instant messaging (Whatsapp and telegram) were the most widely used platform for online learning. The lecturers interviewed mentioned that they usually combine some media: Instant messaging, video conferences, and LMS platforms, to conduct online teaching. The combination of three kinds of those platforms was more effective in online learning than others.