Abstract—While the COVID-19 crisis has sparked renewed
interest in online learning research, there are only a few
well-documented studies on students' perceptions of Internet
access in online (remote) learning. As a result, we adopted a
quantitative approach to investigate students' perceptions of
Internet access for online (remote) learning in Indonesian
higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and content
analysis. The findings indicate that students in Indonesian
higher education institutions negatively perceive their
experience with online (remote) learning during the COVID-19
pandemic. They are dissatisfied with the poor performance of
the Internet as well as the high cost of Internet access. They also
have concerns and impediments regarding online (remote)
learning. Finally, the current study's implications are discussed,
along with some recommendations for future research.
Index Terms—Online learning, pandemic COVID-19, remote teaching, belief.
Bambang Riadi, Rian Andri Prasetya, and Gede Eka Putrawan are with Department of Language and Arts Education, Universitas Lampung, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Albet Maydiantoro and I Komang Winatha are with the Department of Social Science Education, Universitas Lampung, Indonesia.
Hisham Dzakiria is with School of Languages, Civilization, and Philosophy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.
Cite: Bambang Riadi, Rian Andri Prasetya, Albet Maydiantoro, I Komang Winatha, Gede Eka Putrawan, and Hisham Dzakiria, "Perceptions of Students in Indonesian Higher Education Institutions Regarding Internet Access for Online (Remote) Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 571-577, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).