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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARD BLENDED LEARNING THROUGH INSTAGRAM IN ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS CLASS Sari, Fatimah Mulya; Wahyudin, Achmad Yudi
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (402.538 KB) | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v1i1.7064

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Addressing the needs of the millennial students brings the implemention of blended learning using social network site in the teaching and learning process. Instagram becomes one of the most popular social network sites in Indonesia. It has been a potential teaching platform to help English teachers to facilitate language learning, especially for learners at the tertiary level. This paper is intended to explore the students’ perceptions toward English language learning and the implementation of Instagram in their English for Business class. Students’ attitudes toward English course should be investigated to form a basis for this further study. The subjects were 116 undergraduate students who took general English for Business course at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Teknokrat Indonesia. They were classified into three groups. The data gained were from observation, questionnaire, and interview. The data, then, were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results indicated that most students showed high positive perceptions in using Instagram in their learning since social network Instagram influenced their motivation, engangement, and attitudes. In addition, internet connection and its speed, misunderstanding, and miscommunication toward the materials and task instructions were considered as the problems that hamper their learning. Instagram might help the students to learn English Language. Thus, it is suggested to improve the teaching of technology skills by preparing suitable digital literacy in academic content.
Blended-Learning: The Responses from Non-English Students in the Indonesian Tertiary Context Sari, Fatimah Mulya; Wahyudin, Achmad Yudi
TEKNOSASTIK Vol 17, No 1 (2019): TEKNOSASTIK
Publisher : TEKNOSASTIK

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33365/ts.v17i1.204

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The process of language teaching and learning has undergone major changes due to the developments of technology. The use of technology in education field has paved the way for higher education institution to innovatively shape their modern media in a language teaching and learning. Subsequently, the implementation of blended-learning has aroused at the Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia for approximately one and a half year ago to maximize the use of technology. Most lecturers in all study programs have increasingly utilized the social network sites such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. for the successfulness of blended-learning. This present study aims at exploring the students’ responses on how blended-learning might be used to develop their language learning and discovering their attitudes towards the implementation of blended-learning as an interactional teaching and learning tool in English for Business course. Employing a qualitative in form of a case study, eighty-two undergraduate students from study program of Informatics Engineering were observed, interviewed, and distributed questionnaires. The data were performed to collect the students’ responses and students’ attitudes toward the implementation of blended-learning in the process of their language learning. The findings were found out that most students from Informatics Engineering major showed their positive responses and positive attitudes using blended learning for the language teaching and learning. They also gained some educational benefits for their English language development. Thus, this blended learning brings us to the new trend for language teaching and learning media in order to motivate the students in enhancing their language acquisition.
An Analysis of Process Type Used in News Item Wahyudin, Achmad Yudi
TEKNOSASTIK Vol 14, No 1 (2016): TEKNOSASTIK
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33365/ts.v14i1.79

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Since the educational curriculum for English subject in Indonesia is implemented around genres, news item has been one of the genres taught in secondary school in Indonesia. Understanding the authors’ points of view and intention will contribute significant implication for learning foreign language (FL). One of the ways of analyzing one’s experience in written language is by using systemic functional grammar (SFG) theory. Therefore, this article aims at providing SFG analysis of process type used on news item. The news item was selected from Jakarta Post, 2014 in which one article entitled 72% of Indonesian people agree with nuclear power plants was selected and analyzed by categorizing its experiential meaning (Gerot & Wignel, 1995). The analysis portrayed the dominance of verbal process existed in the article and it mainly indicate an effective news item.Since the educational curriculum for English subject in Indonesia is implemented around genres, news item has been one of the genres taught in secondary school in Indonesia. Understanding the authors’ points of view and intention will contribute significant implication for learning foreign language (FL). One of the ways of analyzing one’s experience in written language is by using systemic functional grammar (SFG) theory. Therefore, this article aims at providing SFG analysis of process type used on news item. The news item was selected from Jakarta Post, 2014 in which one article entitled 72% of Indonesian people agree with nuclear power plants was selected and analyzed by categorizing its experiential meaning (Gerot & Wignel, 1995). The analysis portrayed the dominance of verbal process existed in the article and it mainly indicate an effective news item.