Forms of Online Learning Communication during the Covid-19

Edy Subali, Enie Hendrajati, Ratna Rintaningrum


Communication in the process of learning becomes one of the determinant factors in achieving the successfully goal of learning. There have been changes in the process of learning from offline learning to online mode due to the pandemic situation. The purpose of the study is to gain some evidence on how communication elements become stimulants in the communication of learning. The study employs a descriptive qualitative method. The study shows that communication between teachers and students undergo distortion. It is indicated by the situation in the process of learning where teachers are not able to see students in the online classrooms because the video camera does not turn on. Moreover, although the video camera is active, teachers are not able to see the whole physical appearance of students. This situation makes communication between teachers and students restricted, therefore; communication style for promoting positive-productive learning is not working properly. Teachers are not able to detect whether or not students fully pay attention, look happy, look tired, are get bored or show their enthusiasm. The study recommends that online learning encourages teachers to be creative in making communication with their students for example by employing continuous interactive communication with students combined with language form and positive productive spoken language style.


interactive communication, communication element, positive productive spoken communication

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