Analysis of Middle School Students’ Learning Difficulties in Technology-Based Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Elvrin Septyanti, Silvia Permatasari, Dwika Ananda A.R Sinaga, Mangatur Sinaga, Dahnilsyah Dahnilsyah


This study was to describe learning difficulties in technology based on learning during covid-19 pandemic of middle school students. The number of respondents in this study were 20 respondents. It consisted of active teachers of middle school in Pekanbaru, Riau in academic year 2021/20211, in odd semester. The samples were taken by using purpossive sampling technique. Data collection in this study used questionnaire. Data analysis include (1) data reduction; by choosing the main points that fit the research focus, (2) presenting data in the form of narrative text, and (3) drawing conclusions or verifying data. The techniques of data collection in this study were a questionnaire about the difficulties of online learning. The questionnaire was conducted to observe the subject’s difficulties in online learning during Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, the result of this study is there are two kinds of difficulties faced by middle school students during online learning; from teachers’ side and from students’ side. The difficulties in the online learning fromteachers' side in learning are the innovation is inadequate; teacher boredom; limited time; limited learning media. On the other hand, the difficulties in the online learning from students’ side are the lack of network (internet package); do not understand the application for learning; hard to control the students; and low students’ motivation. So, the difficulties in online learning are not only caused by the teacher's side but also from the student's side.


learning difficulties; online learning; covid-19

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