Teacher's Perspectives of Online Learning vs. Offline Leaning: A Case Study from West Java


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education system has undergone dramatic changes. The teaching and learning process is no longer done in a usual classroom setting; instead, it involves virtual meetings and online classes. This paper intended to describe the opinions of English teachers in Geeta School National Plus, in Cirebon, West Java about the advantages and disadvantages of the online and offline settings, and the possibility of combining the two systems in their school. The research used a case study design. The participants were two English teachers in Geeta School National Plus. The data were collected in May 2021 through offline and online interviews using the Google Meet application. The data were analysed qualitatively. The results showed that the teachers agreed that online learning is the best possible solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, they also agreed that there is a wide opportunity to apply a blended-learning system in the school in accordance with the government rules. This implies that the school or the government need to provide adequate supporting facilities to ensure successful implementation of blended learning.

Keywords: blended-learning, education, online, offline setting

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