Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number2 June 2020 Pp. 37-48
Investigating the Use of Internet Applications for Teaching at Higher Educational Level
in the Indonesian Context
Tri Mega Asri
Communication Program, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
Dini Kurnia Irmawati
English Language Teaching Program, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang,Indonesia
Dian Novita Dewi
English Language Education Program, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang,Indonesia
Regarding the need for lecturers to upgrade their competence in making use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and internet in their teaching practices in 4.0 era as stated in The Teachers and Lecturers Act No.14/2005, this study aims to investigate the use of internet application for teaching students in the university level. More specifically, this study is intended to find out the kinds of internet applications used by lecturers in Universitas Brawijaya in their teaching practices. This study employs a mixed-method resulting in qualitative and quantitative data. Data are collected using questionnaires distributed to 137 young lecturers with an age range of 30-40 years representing 16 faculties at Universitas Brawijaya. Then, it is continued with interviews in the form of Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to capture further information related to the use of the applications. The results show that Google Classroom has been used by most of the participants. Then the other kinds of internet applications used include Kahoot.com, Edmodo, Virtual Learning, EdPuzzle, Email, Moodle, WPLMS, Youtube, Google Form, Blog, Turnitin, Quissis, Classmaker, and Schoology. In relation to the limitations of the present study, future researchers are recommended to investigate the implementation of each of the applications to find out its effectiveness in helping students learn the subject-matter being taught. Moreover, further research related to students’ perceptions in the use of the above-mentioned applications is important to be done. Also, investigating the use of internet-based applications for students in different grades and levels of education is still an interesting area to be studied further.
Keywords: higher educational level, internet applications, Indonesian context, lecturers, professional competence
Cite as: Asri , T. M., Irmawati, D. K., & Dewi, D. D. (2020). Investigating the Use of Internet Applications for Teaching at Higher Educational Level in the Indonesian Context. Arab World English Journal, 11 (2) 37-48.
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