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The Effectivity of Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication during Online Learning
Bakti Abdillah Putra

Last modified: 2022-09-29


The rise of Omicron (new variant of Covid-19) contagion has made the society aware of the risk while it is spreading. Government have tried to protect the society to avoid crowds for guaranteeing their health and safety. One of the sectors that is influenced by the social distancing is education, specifically higher education. In the beginning, the Ministry of Education opened the universities for hybrid classes. Students had been fully vaccinated and longing to study in the classroom, whereas the lecturers had done the same and prepared for the tools to support teaching. Because of the Omicron’s development, that policy was reconsidered and students are supposed to learn online. This research aims to analyze the communication effectivity between students and lecturer synchronously and asynchronously in the context of online class. Virtually, synchronous communication is one kind that occurs lively between lecturer and students, meanwhile asynchronous communication does not happen that way, so that students find the references on their own. The research method applied in this study is mixed method consisting of quantitative and qualitative approach. Informants of this research are university students in the second year who are admitted to Communication Science Department, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, South Tangerang, Banten. Research instruments that are applied for data collection are online survey, observation, and interview.

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