Teachers’ Perception towards Online English Learning Using Distance Education System at Rural Schools Area, Thailand

Nabilah Aulia, Riska Widyanita Batubara


Due to the pandemic situation, the online learning process is really not easy for the teachers, especially for schools that are still located in rural areas. Besides the location, they also lack educators in English Subjects. Since the establishment of online learning, the Ministry of Education in Thailand has a program where the program can be an additional learning process for schools experiencing critical learning problems during the pandemic. This program is called educational TV channels which use a satellite receiver. Although the teachers at these schools have implemented this program to carry out the English learning process for their students, they also have to measure how useful this program is in providing understanding especially in English material to their students. Thus, this research aims to find out the teachers' perception on online English learning towards Educational TV Channels to accommodate the online English learning process in rural schools area, Thailand. Here, the researcher decides to use a mixed methodology. Based on the interview data, it can be concluded that learning through TV Channel, besides that students are more happy and interested when learning through TV Channel, the TV Channel education program is very interesting in the form of pictures, music and animation. And based on the questionnaire analysis, it was found that 40% and 60% of students agreed with the learning using TV Channels. Meanwhile, in the interview analysis, it was found that learning to use Educational TV Channels was very fun because the views, videos and TV Channels season were very interesting.


Teachers’ perception; Educational TV channels; Online learning; Distance Education System

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