TEACHERS‟ AND STUDENTS‟ VOICES TOWARD THE USE OF QUIPPER SCHOOL ON ENGLISH SUBJECT IN SMP N 40 SEMARANG

Anisa Dian Kusumawardani, Annisa Faizah

Abstract


The rapid development of technology plays a certain part on the improvement of teaching-learning strategy. Recent studies on teaching learning strategy in teaching English as Foreign Language show an interest on the use of innovative methods. The advanced of information and communication technology (ICT) leads to various learning strategies, one of those is blended learning. Blended learning combines traditional and modern teaching methods (Throne, 2003). Despite having lecturing and having face-to-face activities all the time, teachers are able to use ICT devices such as computer and smartphone to conduct teaching-learning activities. Nowadays, there are a lot of websites and applications which help teachers to conduct blended learning, among those is Quipper School. Quipper School is a free online platform for teachers and students (Nurdiana, 2016). This qualitative study aims to investigate how Quipper School has been used. Furthermore, it also focuses on teachers‘ and students‘ perception toward the implementation. This study was carried out at SMPN 40 Semarang, one of public junior high schools in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The data was gathered by conducting semi-structured interview, both English teachers and students. The interviews were recorded, were transcripted and were intrepreted in order to have detail information on how Quipper School has been used and the teachers‘ perception as well as the students‘. It was found that during the implementation, the application helps the teachers to administrate students‘ work and progress during the learning process. Quipper School makes teaching-learning process more fun for the students. Students views this learning more effective and very helpful compared with the previous way of learning.

Keywords


QUIPPER SCHOOL, blended-learning, EFL, TEFL

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15294/utns.v0i0.548

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