Sebelas Maret University, Kota Surakarta, Jawa Tengah
The development of information technology and computer in digital society offers a favorable external environment for English language teaching. Internet technology has integrated into the process of EFL teaching and let us innovate the way we teach English. In the modern era, information technology furnishes learners with abundant teaching materials of English, which also provides multiple possibilities for teachers to change their pedagogical strategies so as to improve the efficiency of teaching and learning. This is a research about perceptions held by teachers on using e-books for teaching EFL. The aim of this research is to identify, describe, and analyze the teachers’ perceptions on using e-books as the paper textbooks in teaching English language for Indonesian students of secondary schools. A survey was conducted on thirty teachers who use e-books as textbooks in lower and higher secondary education classrooms of private or government school in Indonesia. The majority of the teachers have been teaching for at least five years. The results showed that a majority of these teachers had good perceptions on the use of e-books. The use of electronic books, or e-books, offers teachers a different fun way of learning since there are various types of e-Books available to suit students’ knowledge, characteristics, abilities, and interests. E-books will not displace print books in the future, but they will become perfect complement to print books. However, the teachers had little challenges using the devices. It can be overcome with some strategies and a suggested framework.
E-books, perception, teacher, English language teaching