The purpose of the study is to describe student’s performance in tutorial online (tuton) of Social Studies through developing the 5Es - Engage Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate- Learning Cycle Model (the 5Es-LCM). The study conducted at UT-Online portal uses the Research and Development (R&D) method. The research subjects consisted of 21 UT’s students from 16 UT’s Regional Center (UPBJJ) in Indonesia. Data collected use the documentation and validation techniques and analyzed use the descriptive-percentage techniques. Qualitatively, student’s performance is ‘low’, viewed from their activities/participations in initiation, discussion, and ask-questions forums. Qualitatively, however, the quality of their performance is 'good', viewed from processes and contents of discussion and ask-questions; timeliness in the completion and scores of assignments; and competencies achieved. Some factors cause the low of students’ performance in the tuton are the limited time for access, and technical factors.
Student’s Performance, Learning Cycle Model, Tutorial Online, Social Studies, Universitas Terbuka.