Teacher's Attitude Towards the Importance of the Internet and Its Application as A Media for English Language Education in Malang City High School

  • Sudiran Sudiran Universitas Negeri Malang
Keywords: Attitude, Teacher, Internet, Media, Education


The presence of the Internet in education has given birth to a new paradigm in classroom learning. Therefore, teachers must understand and master the Internet which has had a positive impact on the education process in schools. This study aims to: a) reveal the teacher's attitude towards the use of the Internet as a medium for learning English in high school, b) knowing the application of the Internet in the teaching and learning process in schools. The research methods used are quantitative and qualitative, with provisions, (a) research subjects: high school English teachers in the city of Malang, (b) sampling techniques used: representative sampling, (3) data collection methods are observations , questionnaires and interviews, (4) data analysis was carried out using: a) SPSS program to analyze data obtained from questionnaires about teacher attitudes toward the importance of the application of the Internet, and 2) data obtained from interviews were analyzed using interpretation and decoding techniques. The results of the study show that the teacher has a positive attitude towards the importance of using the Internet as a medium for learning English. This is supported by the results of data analysis that shows "knowing the Internet is very useful" (100% of respondents answered that they "agree or strongly agree" with the statement), with a mean (M = 4.61) and standard deviation (SD = 0.48) . Meanwhile, the results of the interview show there are three main factors that influence the teacher to implement the Internet: 1) individuals, which include, beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills, as well as time and workload. 2) implementation process, which includes, strategic plans, ownership, human resources, and professional development. 3) organizational context, which includes leadership, culture and external influences.