Alternative Online Learning Using Social Media as a Panacea

Luhung Achmad Perguna, Netty Apriyanti, Dedeh Kurniasih


Due to the pandemic crisis, online learning and teaching have become a new normal activity. This study explores a popular and flexible learning media for students in areas with low internet penetration. This paper presents alternative learning using social media and the difference between before and during the crisis. This article has found a change in social media usage as a communication and socialization medium to a learning medium. The three learning methods of social media usage are as follows: question and answer; questioning, and collecting assignments. Social media was chosen because of its popularity and flexibility for both lecturers and students. The aspects of accessibility (cost and connectivity) are a challenge in the development of online learning. Social media is proven to be effective and efficient in conveying messages and to achieve learning objectives


social media; online learning;accessibility; crisis; difference

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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