Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Teacher Training and Education, ISTED 2021, 17-18 July 2021, Purwokerto, Indonesia

Research Article

EFL Student Challenges, Preferences, and Reactions towards Moodle-Based Online Learning under the New Normal in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312392,
        author={Mahmuda Akter and Tono Suwartono and Muhammad Lookman Hossain Khan},
        title={EFL Student Challenges, Preferences, and Reactions towards Moodle-Based Online Learning under           the New Normal in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Teacher Training and Education, ISTED 2021, 17-18 July 2021, Purwokerto, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISTED},
        year={2021},
        month={10},
        keywords={students reactions students challenges students preferness students health new normal pandemic covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312392}
    }
    
  • Mahmuda Akter
    Tono Suwartono
    Muhammad Lookman Hossain Khan
    Year: 2021
    EFL Student Challenges, Preferences, and Reactions towards Moodle-Based Online Learning under the New Normal in Indonesia
    ISTED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312392
Mahmuda Akter1, Tono Suwartono2,*, Muhammad Lookman Hossain Khan3
  • 1: Department of English Education, School of Postgraduate, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: suwartononewton@gmail.com

Abstract

Online learning can play a significant role in continuing the teaching-learning process, especially during the pandemic. Moodle platform is one of the online learning solutions which is free. It is essential to justify and study student reactions, problems, and challenges using a Moodle-based online learning system for further successful online learning. This study aimed to investigate the EFL student challenges, issues, and reactions to the Moodle-based online learning system. The data were collected from 40 graduate and undergraduate EFL students from a private university in Central Java, Indonesia, through a questionnaire-based online survey. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques. Results of the study have shown that the most common challenges faced by the students were slow internet connection, over-loaded assignments with limited submission time, and health issues. Students believed that a slow connection increased their stress level. Besides, this study has revealed that the teacher's support was crucial in online learning using the Moodle-based system.