Designing an online work-related language skill for nursing students: A developmental research

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(1) * Hafizhatu Nadia   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

(2)  Yansyah Yansyah   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

(3)  Dina Rafidiyah   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

(*) Corresponding Author


Technology brings opportunities to extend the learning environment outside the classroom. An online course can be an extracurricular activity which allows the students to learn English for their career preparation. This article reports a developmental research for designing an online learning module for nursing students to pursue their career abroad. One English teacher and 40 nursing students from a private university participated in this research.  Interview and questionnaire were employed to collect the data regarding the students’ need, usability, and the implementation of the product during the field try out. Two experts were also invited to evaluate the quality of the product’s content and instructional technology. The result of this developmental study is an online course and a workbook to accompany the students learning. The findings reveal that online learning has an opportunity to help students to shape their work-related language skills at home. The challenges for the implementation of this course are also discussed.


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Nadia, H., Yansyah, Y., & Rafidiyah, D. (2021). Designing an online work-related language skill for nursing students: A developmental research. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 6(1), 163-170.
Author Biographies

Hafizhatu Nadia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

Hafizhatu Nadia is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. She received her master degree from graduate program in English Language Teaching, State University of Palangka Raya. She earned her bachelor degree from Islamic State University (UIN) Antasari Banjarmasin. Her research interests lie in ELT methodology, language materials development, and technology-enabled language learning.

Yansyah Yansyah, Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

Yansyah is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. His research interests are in technology-enabled language learning, language materials development, English for specific purposes, and teacher professional development. He has published articles in some journals and become a presenter in several national and international conferences.

Dina Rafidiyah, Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin

Dina Rafidiyah is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. She is interested in researching technology-enabled language instruction, vocational education, ESP and language materials development. She also has published articles in some journals and presented in several national and international conferences.


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