Students’ perception on using Google classroom for learning during COVID-19 outbreak

  • Viloshini Murugesan Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Perak,Muar, Johor, MALAYSIA
  • Dashaiyani Santhirasekaran Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (T) Ladang Mentakab, Pahang, MALAYSIA
Keywords: e-learning, online learning, digital learning, COVID-19, Google classroom

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the students’ perception of using Google classroom and the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown. This researcher used quantitative approach; the instrument used for survey is questionnaire and was prepared by Google Form and distributed via social media such as Telegram, Facebook and Whatsapp. Sample for the study comprised of 133 secondary school students from a district in Johor. The students were 13-17 years old with intermediate English language proficiency. The findings revealed that the students find Google classroom was easy and convenient to use. However, the findings indicated that they lack knowledge of the usefulness of the features. The instability of internet connection and financial issue in paying for the internet connection were challenges reported by the students and these issues affect the implementation of the online teaching and learning process. The findings from this study are important for both teachers and stakeholders in implementing and enhancing Google classroom learning in schools. Evidently, the students accept the online learning positively, however considerations on the effectiveness of the implementation of Google classroom is required and conflicts related to internet connection need to be addressed.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Murugesan, V., & Santhirasekaran, D. (2021). Students’ perception on using Google classroom for learning during COVID-19 outbreak. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 9(1), 92-101. https://doi.org/10.37134/ajelp.vol9.1.8.2021