Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number2  June 2020                                                         Pp. 37-48

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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, 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 Journal11 (2) 37-48.


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Tri Mega Asri is a Communication lecturer at Universitas Brawijaya. She pursued her Bachelor, Master at Universitas Padjadjaran majoring communication. Her research interest includes library media promotion, communication media, and communication studies and media development.ORCiD ID

Dini kurnia Irmawati is an English lecturer at Universitas Brawijaya. She pursued her Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees at State University of Malang majoring in English Language Teaching. Her research interest includes TEFL, the teaching of writing, the teaching of speaking, professional development and ELT Media Development. ORCiD ID

Dian Novita Dewi gained her bachelor degree from State University of Malang in English Language Teaching and for her Master degree accomplished from a master of Linguistics Universitas Brawijaya . Now, she is a lecturer in English Language Education Program Faculty of Cultural Studies Universitas Brawijaya. She is interested deeply in ELT Media and material Development, and professional development on ELT.