Senior Lecturers’ Learning Mechanisms During Emergency Remote Teaching at Binus University
Keywords:senior lecturers, learning mechanism, emergency remote teaching
The ominous Covid 19 forced tertiary education institutions in Indonesia to employ emergency remote teaching (ERT) both synchronous and asynchronous online teaching from March 2020. Not all existing lecturers are professionally ready for this change, specifically senior lecturers who have been teaching for more than 25 years. These senior lecturers enter into an unfamiliar territory as they have been experiencing the drastic transition to ERT. This transition can be viewed as a learning process as they went through certain learning mechanisms. This study aims to identify senior lecturers’ experiences with online teaching during ERT. This case study examined five senior lecturers who have been teaching English as a foreign language for university level for more than 25 years. Data analysis followed the procedures developed by Braun and Clarke. Each lecturers experienced learning mechanisms that includes identification, coordination, reflection, and transformation. During the identification, they learn to understand the needs to adapt, adopt, and change. They also underwent interdependent activities to bridge between what has been done and what needs to be done during the phase of coordination through reading, joining webinars, mentoring during the coordination. Each of them reflected on the process of the shifting boundaries of their competencies or knowledge—from previously teaching offline to online. The last learning mechanism was transformation that led profound changes after experiencing disruptions in the current work flow. Those multiple disruptions shape them to face ERT
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