Evaluating the suitability of printed materials in the context of online learning
Burhanuddin Arafah – Ummu Rofikah – Andi Kaharuddin – Fahmi Room – Takwa – Purwarno Purwarno
This study aims to evaluate the suitability of printed EFL materials of an intensive foreign language training program of a university in Indonesia in the context of online learning and bring some considerations regarding developing materials suitable for the virtual dimension of online language learning. Twelve lecturers were involved in this study. Their perceptions toward the English materials were collected quantitatively using questionnaires and qualitatively through interviews. By using a mixed method with an explanatory sequential design, this study revealed that the printed materials were unsuitable in some ways during online learning. It also proposed principled suggestions for harnessing education technology to facilitate effective and innovative teaching appropriate in broader technology-assisted language learning contexts.
Key words: materials, evaluation, online learning, education technology