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Students’ Perception of UNJ’S French Language Study Program on the Use of IT Based Learning Media

  • Subur Ismail Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Issue       Vol 7 No 2 (2024): Talenta Conference Series: Local Wisdom, Social, and Arts (LWSA)
Section       Articles
Keywords: Generation z digital native information technology learning media
Published 2024-03-01


This article is the result of initial research regarding the perceptions of students in the French language education study program (Prodi PBP) at UNJ regarding the use of information technology-based learning media. The aim of this research is to get an initial picture of students' perceptions of how lecturers use information technology-based learning media in the learning process. In 2023, students of the French language education study program are aged between 18-21 years or the children born between 2002-2005. This means that they belong to the Z generation, whose characteristics is digital native. Digital Native is the term for the generation that was born and grew up in a digital world, where they interact regularly with technology from an early age. The interaction of Z generation children with technology, especially information technology, has more or less influenced their learning behavior. Some research results show that learning behavior can affect learning outcomes.  This situation should be known by lecturers in carrying out lecture activities. Lecture activities are a form of interaction between lecturers and students. Lecturers use various modes and learning media in carrying out the lecture process. Currently we recognize three modes that lecturers can use in carrying out lectures, for example: face-to-face mode, online mode, combination mode. Meanwhile, lecturers can choose various kinds of learning media according to the mode used in learning.  There are many learning media that can be used, especially those that are developed according to technological advances or information technology-based learning media, such as: interactive multimedia, digital video and animation, podcasts, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR). Considering that the students now are children of the Z generation and the learning method that is currently developing is an information technology-based learning method, the lecturer or teacher needs to understand how students perceive the use of information technology-based learning media in the learning process. In conducting research, a exploratory survey or exploratory survey method was used. The findings of this research include students' opinions regarding the time students spend using the internet which is very high, students' study habits using ICT are high, the benefits of ICT in helping students learn high subjects, the use of ICT by lecturers in learning is quite high. From the results of this research it can be concluded that in general students are very happy and like learning using ICT.