AN ANALYSIS OF THE ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM (OLS) FOR THE STUDENTS OF SEKOLAH TOEFL

Sandy, Alvin Kurnia (2017) AN ANALYSIS OF THE ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM (OLS) FOR THE STUDENTS OF SEKOLAH TOEFL. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Raden Intan Lampung.

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Abstract

Nowadays, to gain a minimum score of the standardized English proficiency test called Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) becomes more and more important since anybody who wants to win scholarships, study abroad, or graduate from university, needs it. Many English courses offer TOEFL preparation classes. However, people who live in disadvantaged conditions, living in geographically remote areas and having no access to skilled-teachers as well as lacking financial resources to learn English at a paid, classroom-based course, find that TOEFL is such a big issue. Sekolah TOEFL, a free TOEFL course delivered through online media, was founded in 2015 as a response to the issue. This program became viral. Until the researcher conducted this study, there were more than 100,000 students registered who were spread in many different places in Indonesia and abroad. This study was conducted to know the teaching and learning process, the advantages as well as the difficulties faced by the students and the instructor. As a result of this study, the researcher found that the teaching and learning process at Sekolah TOEFL was uniquely delivered through three primary platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Weblog. It was well-run and systematic, shown by its relevance to the Indonesian government regulation on the standardized teaching and learning mechanism. This program gave advantages for both the students and the instructor, for example, its portability, individuality, social interactivity, connectivity, and context sensitivity. Moreover, although promising benefits were found, this research revealed that they also faced many challenges in various aspects. The instructor found that government-related regulation, technological confidence, time difference, funding, and material development became issues while the students faced technological and financial issues.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: ADMINLIB PERPUSTAKAAN
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 02:30
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 02:30
URI: http://repository.radenintan.ac.id/id/eprint/1370

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