Engaging EFL Learners in a Blended Learning Approach for Creative Writing Course

Dyah Kusumastuti

Abstract


This article aimed at knowing the pedagogical part and the impact of using blended learning for Indonesian EFL
learners in higher education level. However, our institution has revolutionary implemented blended learning for
the past five years. By using simple random sampling technique, the participants were 25 students of the third
semester of English Education Department in one of private universities in Central Java province, Indonesia. It
showed that students have significant different way of learning in terms of offline and online process. The
preliminary research was done to find the pedagogical parts of having blended learning and the students’ belief
as well as their challenges and difficulties on experiencing the model of blended learning which has been
implemented in Creative Writing course. Moreover, the result showed that 84% students agree that blended
learning is very beneficial to build their skill cognitively, psychologically, and socially in Writing. In addition,
they have self-managed language learning experience, as blended learning promotes autonomous as well as
discipline, it makes students are free to catch into materials in a certain time without depending themselves to
teacher, beside that they also must have punctuality as they must do their assignment in a range of time.


Keywords


blended learning, flipped classroom, LMS moodle, online learning

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