Online Resourcing in Maritime English Teaching: The Teachers’ Challenges

  • Purnama NF Lumban Batu Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran
  • Sakilah Bewafa Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran
  • Wida Cahyaningrum Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran
Keywords: Covid-19, Online, Material, Resources, Maritime English


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a sudden shift of learning model to online system has brought new challenges to the teachers. They are obliged to adapt and conduct new classroom practices to ensure an effective teaching and learning process is carried out. These new teaching practices are applied in the whole teaching process, from planning to evaluating processes. These include material resourcing, material development, material delivery, and assessment. This paper presents a micro-study focusing on how Maritime English (ME) teachers in Jakarta adapt to the online teaching and learning process in material resourcing and delivering processes. The data were collected through an online questionnaire distributed to twenty-one ME Teachers at high school and higher education levels. The results show that the teachers find it challenging to adapt to online learning and tried their utmost by using whatever resources they have in their hands. However, there is a lack of consideration in using proper online resources to achieve the learning objectives.