Distance Learning Factors Needed for Foreign Language Teaching: Perspective of University Policy Makers

Hanandyo Dardjito(1*), Gunawan Gunawan(2)
(1) (Scopus ID: 57211214363) Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
(2) Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study aims to estimate the lecturers’ perspective on the Distance Learning Unit (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh Mata Kuliah – PJJ Makul). The implementation of this internet-based lecture can provide convenience and breadth of access for students, especially those constrained by the distance between residence/workplace and campus location. The respondents of this research will voluntarily involve Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa (UST) lecturers of Graduate English Education Department who play role as policy makers and have formulated a curriculum in which there are some Distance Learning Units. These units are planned to be implemented by the UST Graduate Education Directorate. The main consideration for the holding of these units is the difficulty of UST Postgraduate students, most of whom have worked as teachers and employees of institutions and have difficulty in time and distance to study in a classroom. Distance Learning Units held by the Graduate English Language Education Department are expected to be able to provide a partial solution to these problems for recent and prospective students.

Keywords


Distance Learning Units, English Language Education, perspective

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