How Are Digital Immigrants Adapting to Online Learning?


  • Gushevinalti Gushevinalti Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Bengkulu, 38122 Kota Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
  • Dhanurseto Hadiprashada Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Bengkulu, 38122 Kota Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
  • Eka Vuspa Sari Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Bengkulu, 38122 Kota Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia



Literacy, Technology, Digital immigrants, Online Learning


Changes in the learning method at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Bengkulu, are drastic, and available options are to organize lectures virtually. This article wants to identify how digital immigrants adapt to online learning and the constraints and solutions given in online learning at the University of Bengkulu. The research method uses a mixed method. Quantitative methods are used to answer measurement ability literacy technology in learning. Qualitative methods are used to dig for completeness of information related to constraints and solutions in online learning. Data collection was carried out with questionnaires, interviews, and observations. Research results show that 91.77% of the use of social media applications and learning online is 91.77%. Constraints include limited time in using the application's usual Zoom meetings, difficulties in understanding the features of the application learning online, and how difficult it is to arrange effective use when the number of participants is too many. The solution with increased feature application is for premium Zoom meetings to overcome time and availability limitations. Work the same good and announce between lecturers and students in the study and teach activity process in a manner online.


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How to Cite

Gushevinalti, G., Hadiprashada, D., & Sari, E. V. (2023). How Are Digital Immigrants Adapting to Online Learning?. Journal of Madani Society, 2(3), 176–179.
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