A New Paradigm of Learning through Information Management Systems in Higher Education
Purpose: The study aims to address the low student motivation in learning and the lack of creativity, especially during lectures. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research used the qualitative descriptive research approach to determine the effectiveness of learning through an online instructional system. The participants comprised of 145 students of the Educational Administration study program. Practical Implications: The research findings indicated students’ increased interest in conducting the discussions with the lecturers and the other students, proving the effectiveness of information systems in learning. With the challenges associated with mobility coupled with the convenience information systems present like almost unlimited access to academic information, the future of education will be inseparable from information systems. Before the current situation, online learning thought it had been around for years, it was unpopular, mostly it was used in developed countries, but currently, the abrupt global confinement has led to online schooling and learning as a new norm at a national level and also turning out to be a global trend, influencing the mode of learning and delivery in developing countries, such as Indonesia. Originality/Value: There are several studies conducted on information management systems in higher education learning, but its adoption in mainstream learning systems in higher education has been treated with reservations’ policymakers in many countries. This study's value is to draw more attention to the empirical proof effectiveness of these systems in higher learning to stimulate policy shifts towards its adoption as mandatory mainstream learning systems even after the social lockdown measures are currently gripping the world.