Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 30 April 2022
Student-Student Interaction in Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study
Amrullah, Sahuddin, Lalu Nurtaat, Sribagus, Muhammad Fadjri, Zahratun Nanzah
University of Mataram, Indonesia
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Keywords: COVID-19, Online Learning, Sociocultural Perspective, Student-Student Interaction
Despite numerous studies investigating various aspect of online learning amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the empirical findings reporting about student(s)-student(s) interaction in micro-level of language teaching learning process is inadequately documented. Thus, this current study was in attempt to address this void by exploring how the students interact in online learning, identify the perception of the student about student-student interaction in online learning for effectiveness in online learning English teaching process. Framed in a case study, 5 students of a public University in West Nusa Tenggara participating in Teaching English for Young Learner (TEYL) course were purposefully recruited to participate in this study. The data were garnered from a series of semi-structured interviews and a 4-month virtual classroom observation and were analyzed using thematic analysis. The finding elucidates that students enjoyed their online learning interactions and they perceived that their language skills and knowledge increased significantly. The teacher was seen to have pivotal role in facilitating students to have effective interactions by providing various activities, prepared materials, and support. Practically, this study proposes some suggestions for teachers and students on how to establish effective student-student interaction in a language online classroom.
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