Modern technology: Has it been Utilized in Learning?

Eko Wahyu Pricahyo, Muhammad Akhyar, Suharno Suharno

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The purpose of writing this paper is to find out how far the modern technology that developed today is used by teachers in the process of learning in the classroom. This presents new challenges to teachers in their ability to collaborate optimally used technology and learning methods. This research uses descriptive methods with data collection techniques in the form of observation and interviews with relevant sources. The results of the research have been conducted, ie from 12 teachers in 4 elementary schools in Bendosari, all teachers have and use smartphone and laptop. However, there are still many obstacles in the field to be some factors why teachers have not been able to take advantage of rapid technological development opportunities. The factors are age limitations, skills in technology operations in learning and the absence of obligations for teachers to use technology as a media of learning. Despite in many studies, it is said that modern technology can have a positive impact on classroom learning, but the teacher's active role in using technology in the classroom depends on the availability of infrastructure and teacher awareness of the benefits of technology in learning. This paper shows the lack of utilization of modern technology in support of teacher learning activities in the classroom. Various problems are found to be a material to find solutions to increase the utilization of modern technology in the classroom to be achieved optimally.

RECEIVED 5 May 2018, REVISED 19 June 2018, ACCEPTED 25 June 2018


modern technology; instructional media; learning; education

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