Perception of Prospective Biology Teacher Students on Online Lecture on Vertebrata Zoology


This research aimed to describe students’ perceptions of online lectures on vertebrate zoology. This quantitative descriptive analysis was conducted through questionnaires and interviews distributed to students online. The sample in this study was 32 Biology students. The results of the study showed that 48% of the teaching and learning process needed to be carried out in a variety of ways so that students are motivated, learning objectives can be achieved, and lecturers can facilitate textbooks to be used especially for online learning. The results of the interviews showed that 96.9% of students stated that it was necessary to develop a digital-based textbook on vertebrate zoology. In line with this, 68% of students strongly agreed to add to the collection of photos of the species displayed. As many as 64% of students stated that they had a deeper curiosity about the existence of the animals being studied so that students’ awareness and concern for the environment could grow and increase their knowledge of biodiversity. In addition, as many as 52% of students agreed with using applications in identifying animals in vertebrate zoology courses as the use of technology in learning can increase student knowledge, performance, and motivation so that this study can contribute as an initial study in the development of digital textbooks of vertebrate zoology.

Keywords: perception, prospective teacher, biology, online lecture, vertebrata, zoology

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