The application of e-learning by optimizing the internet offers advantages, such as flexibility in space and time, the availability of extensive learning resources and undemanding access. However, behind these advantages, the use of the internet in learning raises some problems, for instance the emergence of negative links, content that is not relevant to teaching material, and data security. In addition, the success of implementing e-learning is also determined by the user, namely the teacher and students. This study is purposed to reveal accurate data about it through the distribution of questionnaires that reveal about e-learning supporting facilities including computer devices and internet networks, users capabilities, and characteristics of students. Data is collected through interviews with teachers, observing facilities that support e-learning program, and the distribution of questionnaires to students of sehior high school in Pariaman city of West Sumatera, Indonesia. The results of this study show that the schools are ready to organize e-learning, but to overcome the problems that arise are required internet based e-learning.
E-learning, internet, characteristics of students, instructional