BLENDED LEARNING: FOSTERING STUDENTS‘WRITING PERFORMANCE

Testiana Deni Wijayatiningsih

Abstract


This research aimed to know the application of blended learning which collaborated with the integration of face to face and online learning to foster students‘ writing performance through innovative information and communication technology. The subject of this research was the third semester of English Department of University of Muhammadiyah Semarang. It employed an action research using two cycles and four steps to analyze the application of blended learning model on students‘ writing performance. The data was analyzed using descriptive quantitative analysis. The result showed that there was an improvement on students‘ writing achievement. The application of blended learning model also can improve the effectiveness and efficiencies in fostering students‘ writing performance. Besides, it showed that blended learning was an effective model which could be applied not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom. It assisted the students to enrich their knowledge especially in writing genre-based text. They can enjoy the learning activities using blended learning especially through online learning, so it can reduce the lecturing time.

Keywords


blended learning , fostering, students‘writing performance

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