THE STUDENT’S PERCEPTION OF THE USE OF GOOGLE CLASSROOM IN LEARNING BASIC TRANSLATION
This study aimed to figure out the student’s perception of the use of the Google Classroom application as the platform for learning English Basic Translation Course. The data was collected using an online questionnaire focusing the investigation on three areas; (1) the student’s former experience and knowledge of online learning, Google Classroom and Translation Study, (2) the student’s discrete perception of online learning, Google Classroom and Translation Study, and (3) the student’s perception on learning translation online using Google Classroom platform. The participants were 15 undergraduate students from Semester 7 and Semester 9 of Universitas Serambi Mekkah English Education Program who had taken the Basic Translation Course by the time of the data collection. In the aspect of former experience, the finding shows that the majority of the participants have relatively adequate experience with online learning, have used Google Classroom and have heard and learned translation studies before the data collection. The discrete perception of the three variables shows that the students mostly agree that online learning is not better than face-to-face one, but learning with Google Classroom is advantageous. Translation study is perceived as a difficult but important subject by more than half participants. The result shows that learning Basic Translation Course using Google Classroom is easy and effective as it helps the learner store and access the materials easily, enables them to practice more often, and motivates them more to complete the tasks. Overall, the students perceive Google Classroom as a helpful platform to learn Basic Translation Courses.
Keywords: Student’s perception, Google Classroom, Translation Study, Online Learning