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ERIC Number: EJ1115731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Integrating Reading and Technology: The Development of "Pamanpintermu"
Arifani, Yudhi; Rosyid, Harunur
English Language Teaching, v9 n11 p13-28 2016
Reading as one of English skills has paramount features in shaping EFL English competence. Referring to the importance for reading, it is inevitable that teaching method, assessments tools, reading material and activities have indispensable tasks to attain EFL learners' reading objectives. This study is intended to develop integrated reading material using PHP software. It is designed to react toward the vast development of technology and to reach the attainment of more comprehensive reading objectives in accordance with International Reading Association's views which is not achieved yet in today's EFL teaching context. The study utilizes the five phases Research and Development model covering need analysis, design, development, Focus Group Discussion, and Try out. The development invented 10 units of reading material within "Pamanpintermu's" program containing audio vocabulary survey, timed reading, audio reading, comprehension task, writing sections and its integrated auto assessment devices in every unit. The results from FGD and try out revealed that the theoretical foundation and syntax were categorized into high as it reached the average score of 3.7. In addition, content relevance achieved the average score of 3.9 as high and difficulty level reached 2.3 as medium. Meanwhile, the category of integrated reading skills and auto scoring obtained 3.6 and 3.8, and both categories belonged to high level. The last point, software practicality achieved 3.5 is very high as it is also applicable for teacher-made reading material automatically through modifying the reading text, audio, exercises and score thoroughly. Toward overall astonishing prototype "Pamanpintermu", it remains one problematic point on the error reading detector section which cannot detect users' errors reading automatically as it requires intensive investigation from different background field of studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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