EFL students perspective towards online learning barriers and alternatives using Moodle/Google classroom during COVID-19 pandemic

Octaberlina, Like Raskova and Muslimin, Afif Ikhwanul (2020) EFL students perspective towards online learning barriers and alternatives using Moodle/Google classroom during COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Higher Education, 9 (6). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1927-6052

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Abstract

Covid-19 pandemic has made many countries adapt on new situations in different sectors including education. The Indonesia government has decided to adjust the education mode from face-to-face to online meeting using various learning management systems (LMS) such as moodle and google classroom. Moreover, the present research depicted the online learning barriers faced by students as well as their alternatives to cope them. The research implemented descriptive mixed-method survey design. The participants were 25 students of English Education Department. The instruments used to gather the data were the questionnaires and interview regarding the topics. The results showed that students experienced three barriers during the online learning including infamiliriaty of e-learning, slow internet connection, and physical condition e.g. eye strain. The alternatives they proposed were providing training to implement the LMS before the real class, converting high-definition or big-size files into smaller one, and giving break during the online class. The conclusion stated that students had to be creatives to find any solutions and innovations regarding learning barriers including maintaining good communication with teacher and understanding best learning styles individually

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: online learning; students’ perspectives; pandemic; EFL; LMS
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Like Raskova
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 10:09

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