Readiness Level of Parents as Student Guide in Online Learning

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Chontina Siahaan, Erni Murniarti, Kerdid Simbolon


During the Covid-19 Pandemic, all school activities are carried out at home, including teaching and learning processes ranging from the student of Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High. Even universities in Jakarta. The teacher's job is to teach at school, now turning to parents to accompany their children to study at home. Parents' responsibilities increase and work at home, coupled with children's assistance with online or online systems.  Before the Covid-19 Pandemic, the problem of teaching children was fully handed over to teachers in schools. However, after the Covid-19 Pandemic, responsible children learn to turn to parents at home who are not necessarily ready to play a role as a substitute for teachers.  The problem in this study is how the readiness of parents to accompany children in online learning? The theory used is the theory of CMC (Computer-Mediated Communication). This research's informant comprises elementary, junior high, and high school children who accompany children to learn online selected by random sampling. This research method is descriptive quantitative that describes parents' readiness level as a companion of children to study online.  The results showed that 96% of parents are very ready to accompany children to learn online, 92% instruct children to learn online according to the schedule of learning at school, 82% of parents do not understand the children's lessons, and 16% of parents become grumpy accompanying learning and 47% become stressed. Dan Chen, L., & Chen, L. (2016). In an e-learning environment, students are responsible for their own studies and actively participate in managing the learning process. It is recommended when the teacher gives the assignment to the child, accompanied by how to do it on a gadget or notebook to follow.

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