Students' Perception of Online Learning: A Case Study in the Speaking Class at a University in Surakarta

Shin Puan Maharani


Online learning is the creation and proliferation of personal computers, the globalization of other human ideals and actions, and the use of technology in exchanging ideas and providing access to more people. Audio, video, computer, and network technologies are often combined to create diverse instructional delivery systems—the primary method for uniting distance learning instructors with remote students in networking. This study investigates students’ perception of online learning in the speaking class. The researchers used a qualitative approach in this study; three students were observed and interviewed. The finding of the study is all all of the students had a positive response toward the implementation of online class in learning speaking. Students believe that this online speaking lesson has been beneficial to them, particularly in terms of speaking fluency (self-confidence). Students have greater courage to stand out in front of the class, students have more confidence to converse together in English, and students are more involved in the learning process, improving their speaking skills, and gaining new knowledge and experiences while studying English. In terms of implementation and problems, students believed that virtual learning is an effective medium for teaching speaking during a pandemic if lecturers can carry out their tasks and students can always respond to the issue adaptively in terms of both material and technology. However, students believe it is ineffective owing to their restricted internet connection and inconsistent network. As a result, lecturers must facilitate students' speaking class experiences in online class.


Students’ Perception, Online Learning, Case Study, Speaking Competence

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