STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN ACCOMPLISHING THE BLENDED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION DURING THE COVID-19
Keywords:Blended learning, Higher education, Students’ motivation
This study aims to investigate the students' motivations in higher education to accomplish blended learning. It applies qualitative research with an open interview research instrument. The researchers randomly selected the participants from the 6th-semester students from a public university in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The composition of the number of students who were interviewed was 20 students. It employed some procedures to obtain the data, such as: First, the researchers applied random sampling to define the participants. Second, the researchers made the interview questionnaires, and third, the researchers interviewed the interviewees. Furthermore, the findings reveal that the students have different motivations in accomplishing the blended learning during COVID-19 for each element which are: (1) Self-efficacy; (2) Active learning strategies; (3) Blended learning value; (4) Performance goal; (5) Achievement goal and 6) Learning environment stimulation. However, the findings show the beneficial things for students in higher education to have high motivations in accomplishing the blended learning during COVID-19 even though there must be difficulties faced.