STUDENTS PERCEPTION TOWARD THE NEED OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAM S1 PGSD UNIVERSITAS TERBUKA
Budiastra, A. A. Ketut
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This research aim to study perception of students of Program S1 PGSD Faculty of Teacher Training Universitas Terbuka concerning infrastructure in facilitating mutual instruction needed for face to face class tutorial. Most of face to face class tutorial conducted at elementary school building, besides classroom at junior high school building as well as at senior high school building. The study is an exploratory study by applying Stake Countenance Models. The study conducted in 2011 by involving 200 students in four regional offices of Universitas Terbuka there are Serang, Denpasar, Kupang, and Ambon. Questionnaires were used as main data collection beside interview format. Based on the study can be showed that perception of students toward minimum facilities needed for face to face tutorial were good almost in all aspect studied. Meanwhile, some students mentioned that the availability of ICT infrastructure at face to face class tutorial did not meet all of their expectations. Although, infrastructure available in regional offices including facilities for ICT as already meet the need of the most students. In the meantime, although UT as a distance education institution not necessary to provide all infrastructure in facilitating face to face tutorial, but limitation of infrastructure for students making them feel uncomfortable during instruction process. This kind of condition can make their academic achievement not maximum.