EFL Online Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Environmental Factors
Keywords:Environmental Factors, EFL Online Teaching and Learning, University Context, Home Context, Higher Education
It is well recognized that learning may or may not be effective depending on several factors that interact with it, and those that have to do with the environment are the most influential; the university and home context where the students receive the instructions in the target language during learning from home. This study was performed with a qualitative and quantitative approach which details and evidence were surveyed via Google form and described from semi-structure interview to investigate environmental factors that impact EFL online teaching and learning in university and home contexts. The results indicate the success of implementing EFL online teaching in Indonesian higher education is highly dependent on the proficiency and readiness of lecturers in teaching transition, media preferences as teaching medium during project-based model is fully and blended learning approaches and institutional support during teaching adaptation. Students’ workload and parental support are key environmental factors that explain beneficial outcomes to prepare better online learning in emergency times.
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