Secondary Students' Perceptions on Learning Management System in the Midst of Covid-19 Pandemic


The breakthrough of using Learning Management System (LMS) is urgently required nowadays midst pandemic era to boost the outcome of teaching learning. Such facts proved that the provided LMS are felt to be difficult and complicated that students are discouraged to operate them. Therefore, this paper aimed at exploring students’ perceptions about the implementation of LMS used. It was sequential explanatory mixed-method research design involved 48 students from various secondary schools in Semarang as the samples. The questionnaire distributed using Google Form was then analyzed to identify their perceptions about LMS quantitatively and qualitatively. The result shows that the highest need was about the need of platform which covers a synchronous learning process (63%) and interaction between students and students, both in small groups and large groups (60%), also platform that has been equipped with facilities/menus that accommodate students in order to improve their critical thinking habits (54%). As solution, they need platform which has more interesting menu options so as to make students not to be bored in the learning process (54%), they also need simple platforms covering synchronous and asynchronous activities (54%). They even need platform which has menus where teachers can give feedback or correction on students’ work independently both in small and large groups. Therefore, the findings of this study incite the researchers to design a Hybrid Smart Learning System in order to fulfil the students’ need and build students’ metacognition.

Keywords: Students’ perceptions, LMS, secondary schools, covid-19 pandemic

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