Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology

The Contribution of ICT-Based Instruction towards Students? Autonomy and Self-Discipline

Abstract

Iffah mayasari, Agus widyantoro

It is well known that open universities promote an autonomous learning for distance learning. However, the possibility of dropping out in distance learning is generally affected by the lack of learner autonomy, self-discipline and good understanding towards technology instructions. Therefore, the aim of this research is to investigate the contribution of e-learning instruction towards students’ autonomy and self-discipline of undergraduate English students in the open universities. This correlational research was conducted in four open univesities from two provinces, Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) and Central Java. The data was collected by distributing the questionnnaires to 126 students. To analyze the data, Simple Regression of LISREL program and SPSS version 25 were applied. The findings showed that the e-learning instruction has 15% contribution toward students’ autonomy and 16% contribution toward students’ self-discipline. Even though the percentage was low, it has significant and positive correlation between the research variables. Furthermore, the limitations and the recommendations were provided in order to be beneficial for the other researchers who had the same interest of this field.

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