PROMOTING LITERACY SKILLS THROUGH STORYBIRDS AS WEB-BASED TECHNOLOGY

Lestari Setyowati* -  STKIP PGRI Pasuruan, Indonesia
Sony Sukmawan -  Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
Ana Ahsana El-Sulukkiyah -  STKIP PGRI Pasuruan, Indonesia

DOI : 10.24269/dpp.v7i2.1808

In this 21st century era, technology plays a significat role in language teaching and learning process both inside and outside the classroom  This study is intended to describe the language education lecturers’ opinion and the students’ opinion on the use of storybird as web-based technology for literacy skills by using case study design. The subjects of the study were the language education lecturers and the students who joined  writing class in STKIP PGRI Pasuruan in the academic year 2018-2019. The instruments used  were  interviews and document analysis. Three findings are revealed from the study. Firstly, 81% of the language lecturers used web-based technology  for their teaching, but only very few of them were familiar with storybird platform. These  lecturers agreed that storybird was beneficial to sharpen  the students’ literacy skill. Secondly,  the majority of the students (73%)  believed that the use of storybird helped them to write better. Two appealing aspects of storybird which encouraged students to read and write  were its beautiful pictures and its freedom for everyone to use, while the weakness laid in the requirement to be online  and the difficulty to download the story.
Keywords
Learning; Literacy skills; Storybird; Technology
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