Exploring students’ perceptions of the use of blogs for learning Mathematics at the State Polytechnics Manufacture of Bangka Belitung

  • Parulian Silalahi Politeknik Manufaktur Negeri Bangka Belitung

Abstract

The use of blogs in teaching and learning activities has become a new trend in education. Many researchers have reported the advantages of the use of blogs as for supporting student learning. Even though the potential of blog use to increase students’ learning has been explored by many educators, research focusing on the use of blogs in vocational education context is still limited. Therefore, this study aims to explore the perseptions of students of the use of blogs as an educational tool in learning mathematics. For this study, survey research design was used and 57 students in the first year students from Electronics Department were involved in this study. The blogging survey instrument which measured the ability to make blog and perceived learning with blog was used to collect data. This data werw then analyzed. The results of this study revealed that the students’ interests in the mathematics course increase. Furthermore, the students have positive attitudes towards the use of blogs in the mathematics learning.

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Published
Jul 23, 2018
How to Cite
SILALAHI, Parulian. Exploring students’ perceptions of the use of blogs for learning Mathematics at the State Polytechnics Manufacture of Bangka Belitung. Proceedings, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 339-344, july 2018. Available at: <http://ojs.pnb.ac.id/index.php/Proceedings/article/view/966>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2018.