WhatsApp Group: Online Media for Early Childhood Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Yusuf Hidayat Early Childhood Islamic Education Department, STAI Putra Galuh Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia
  • Taufik Hidayat Early Childhood Islamic Education Department, STAI Putra Galuh Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia
  • Arni Mariawati Early Childhood Islamic Education Department, STAI Putra Galuh Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia
  • Rosmiati Early Childhood Islamic Education Department, STAI Putra Galuh Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia
  • Vina Naba'ul Haq Early Childhood Islamic Education Department, STAI Putra Galuh Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54012/jcell.v2i2.76

Keywords:

whatsapp group, online learning, covid-19 pandemic, early childhood learning

Abstract

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, learning is carried out from home through online system. This study aims to determine utilizing WhatsApp group as an alternative media of learning early childhood during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This research is carried out in an Islamic Kindergarten in Ciamis Regency. In this research, the writers then set forth two research questions: (1) How is the parents’ response in joining the online learning via WhatsApp group during the Covid-19 Pandemic? (2) What obstacles do the parents have in joining the online learning via WhatsApp group during the Covid-19 Pandemic? To answer the research questions, the researchers employ a qualitative descriptive study. The results of the present research show that utilizing WhatsApp group by the early childhood parents during the Covid-19 Pandemic is categorized good. It refers to the average percentage of 78%. It means that the early childhood parents accept in utilizing WhatsApp group as an alternative media of online learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In addition, the parents’ obstacles in joining the online learning via WhatsApp group during the Covid-19 Pandemic covers 3 points. Those are: 8% of the parents have obstacle in the internet access, 7% of parents have obstacle in the internet data, and 7% of parents have obstacle in the cell phone facility.

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Published

2022-08-12

How to Cite

Hidayat, Y., Hidayat, T. ., Mariawati, A., Rosmiati, R., & Haq, V. N. . (2022). WhatsApp Group: Online Media for Early Childhood Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Journal Corner of Education, Linguistics, and Literature, 2(2), 140–148. https://doi.org/10.54012/jcell.v2i2.76