BLENDING MIMIND AND WHATSAPP TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ON NARRATIVE TEXT (An Action Research at First Grade of a Vocational High School in Cianjur)

Aliyah Yusup, Nia Kurniawati

Abstract


Technology always presents in every aspect of life, including in education. Nowadays, in digital era learners can not be separated from gadgets. Automatically, in this digital era the teachers have to support themselves with some applications in transfering material in learning process. Mimind and WhatsApp are the example of the applications. The purpose of this research are to reveal to what extend blending Mimind and Whatsapp help the students in enhancing reading comprehension on Narrative text, to investigate the improvement of class situation in reading comprehension on Nnarrative text and to find out the obstacles faced by the students in enhancing reading comprehension on Narrative text by using Mimind and Whatsapp. The instruments used in this research were classroom observation, students’ test, and questionnaire. The site of this research was in SMKN 1 Pacet and the participants of this research were students of the first grade majoring in tourism industry. Classroom action research by Kemmis and Mc.Taggart with two cycles was applied in this research. The findings show that blending Mimind and Whatsapp helped the students in enhancing students’ reading comprehension on Nnarrative text about 8.82% in two cycles. The effectiveness of classroom situation is improved up to 23% in two cycles. Improvement was also seen based on the results from the observations that showed positivity and good responses from the students. The obstacle faced by the students in using Mimind and WhatsApp are internet connection and self-control during teaching and learning process such as open other applications. Both applications can help the students to make a digital mind mapping to develop reading comprehension on Nnarrative text

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35194/cp.v0i0.1330

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