THE CHARACTERIZATION OF ENGLISH VIRTUAL LABORATORY: A STRAUSSIAN GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH
English learning process requires multi-functional facilities and infrastructure to enhance student’s competency. One of them is the English Language Laboratory, where nowdays the Lab is an interactive space used both based on offline and online situation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics of the English Virtual Laboratory Component. This study used Grounded Theory method with a Straussian approach. The setting is at Language Learning Center of Sebelas Maret University. This research used Theoritical Sampling on 5 lecturers, 2 structural, 1 IT staff, and 12 students. The results of this study obtained 5 theories about the characteristics of virtual English Laboratory components, namely Internet-based Hardware and Software Devices, Online Interactive Learning Media, Skill Enhancement Media, Semi-Autonomous Units, and Ubiquiti Devices. The results of this study are useful for providing an alternative English language lab format for the world of education during online learning. Learning in the English Language Online Lab makes it easy for users to hold lessons with unlimited time.
English, Laboratory, Virtual, Grounded Theory