FACEBOOK: AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PLATFORM FOR ONLINE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

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Kiki Juli Anggoro
Passakorn Rueangrong

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The COVID-19 situation has pushed schools and universities to go online. This urgent situation requires immediate action. Therefore, teachers are demanded to make quick adjustments from face-to-face to remote teaching. At this time, a simple and easy way is preferable. Facebook is one of them. Facebook can act both as a Learning Management System (LMS) and a teleconferencing tool. As LMS, it can facilitate both asynchronous and synchronous communication and interaction as well as store various files related to the lessons. As a teleconferencing tool, it can facilitate a free, private, and successful real-time video meeting with students. Most importantly, as a popular social media application, many people are familiar with how to use it, thus making the transition easier for teachers and students. This article discusses and gives examples of how Facebook can benefit online EFL instruction, particularly in the time of COVID-19.

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Juli Anggoro, K., & Rueangrong, P. (2021). FACEBOOK: AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PLATFORM FOR ONLINE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19. JOURNAL OF EDUCATION NARESUAN UNIVERSITY, 23(1), 413-423. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/edujournal_nu/article/view/244419
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