From ‘Lockdown’ to Letdown: Students’ Perception of E-learning amid the COVID-19 Outbreak


  • Kriswanda Krishnapatria Universitas Padjadjaran

Abstract views: 845


This research is motivated by the need of exploring the students’ perception of e-learning implementation of two English language subjects in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. This research is descriptive, and data were collected through online questionnaire. The participants were students of International Business of Padjadjaran University taking English for Business Purposes and Speaking for Business Purposes courses. The result of the analysis shows that 100% of students participated in e-learning, and 96.4% have accessibility in online learning. However, only 56% expressed satisfaction with the implementation of e-learning.

As a result, the students’ perceptions of e-learning are somewhat fruitful; further, it can promote flexibility, offer personalisation where learners can choose their learning path and pace. Fair assessment of students’ perception in e-learning may grant a good precedent in the implementation of full online learning due to physical isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which alternatively can be done with the method of blended learning in the New Normal.


Download data is not yet available.


Adjie, M. F. P. (2020, May 16). ‘Let’s coexist with COVID-19’: Jokowi calls on residents to adapt to ‘new normal’. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved from

Akkoyunlu, B., & Soylu, M. Y. (2008). A study of student's perceptions in a blended learning environment based on different learning styles. Journal of Educational Technology Society, 11(1).

Aswasulasikin. (2020). Persepsi Mahasiswa Terhadap Kuliah Daring dimasa Pandemi Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). SALAM: Jurnal Sosial dan Budaya Syar-i, 7(8).

Carliner, S., & Shank, P. (2016). The e-learning handbook: past promises, present challenges: John Wiley & Sons.

Carrillo, A. M. P. (2020). The Utility of Online Resources in Times of COVID-19: A Mexican Medical Student Point of View. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(1), 58-59.

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2013). Research methods in education: routledge.

Ducharme, J., 2020, March 11). World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a 'Pandemic.' Here's What That Means. TIME.

hifzul Muiz, M., & Sumarni, N. (2020). PENGARUH TEKNOLOGI PEMBELAJARAN KULIAH ONLINE DI ERA COVID-19 DAN DAMPAKNYA TERHADAP MENTAL MAHASISWA. EduTeach: Jurnal Edukasi dan Teknologi Pembelajaran, 1(2), 153-165.

Hudiono, B. (2008). Pembudayaan Pendekatan Open-ended Problem Solving dalam Pengembangan Daya Representasi Matematik Pada Siswa Sekolah Menengah Pertama. Jurnal Pendidikan Dasar, 9(1).

Lee, M.-C. (2010). Explaining and predicting users’ continuance intention toward e-learning: An extension of the expectation–confirmation model. Computers and Education, 54(2), 506-516.

Li, Q., Guan, X., Wu, P., Wang, X., Zhou, L., Tong, Y., . . . Wong, J. Y. (2020). Early transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China, of novel coronavirus–infected pneumonia. New England Journal of Medicine.

Pangestika, D. (2020, June 4). University BEMs urge Nadiem to cut tuition during COVID-19 'study at home' policy. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved from

Prajana, A. (2017). Pemanfaatan Aplikasi Whatsapp dalam Media Pembelajaran di UIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh. Cyberspace: Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi Informasi, 1(2), 122-133.