USING STORYBIRD FOR TEACHING WRITING IN BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: IS IT A WASTE OF TIME?

Lilia Indriani

Abstract


Teachers in Asia context who see English as a foreign language make teaching becomes a really impossible job. Moreover, the wide spread of technology and pop culture make a new shift of paradigm in language teaching. Today, teachers and learners live in a technology-enhanced learning environment (TELE), and honestly, teachers are really difficult to catch up. Therefore, blended learning, a mix of face-to-face and online instruction is built into the design of a course, is really needed (Richards, 2016). As Non-Native English Learners (NNEL), students are expected to have a good ability in their writing. Teaching and learning writing, sometimes, is a big burden not only for the teacher but also the students. This study is about using storybird to teach English writing in blended learning environment. Storybird is simple tool which is not only combining students‘ creativity and innovation but also technology so the writing process would be fun and exciting. It would be one of the solution that can solve the problem in teaching writing. Besides, the students can also achieve good writing skill.

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Teachers in Asia context who see English as a foreign language make teaching becomes a really impossible job. Moreover, the wide spread of technology and pop culture make a new shift of paradigm in language teaching. Today, teachers and learners live in a

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