The effect of online learning through Twitter on students’ writing

Dian Pawitri Ayu, Patuan Raja, Lilis Sholihah

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This research was aimed to find out whether there is significant difference of students’ writing performance before and after being taught through Twitter and to investigate which aspect improves the most after the implementation of Twitter in online learning situation. Adapting quantitative approach, this research was conducted through one group pre-test and post-test design. The subject of the research were thirty students at Senior High School 1 Bandar Lampung who actively use Twitter in their daily life. The data were elicited through pre-test and post-test in the form of narrative text. The mean of both tests were analyzed using Paired Sample T-test with the significant level of 0.05. The result showed that there was significant difference of students’ writing performance after they were taught through Twitter concerning the gain of their score from the first to the second test. It could be seen from the computation that the significant value of the tests was lower than alpha (0.00<0.05) while the t-value (5.573) was higher than t-table (2.0452). Finally, it can be said that online learning through Twitter can give positive effect on the students’ writing performance.

 

Keywords: online learning, Twitter, teaching writing, students’ writing performance


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