The Academic Use of Smart Phone in English Classes
Muchlas Suseno
Muchlas Suseno, Master Program of English Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Rawamangun Jakarta Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 28 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 1324-1328 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12320986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1232.0986S319
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Abstract: Ample researches about smartphone use problems have been conducted for years recently. Despite it, however, researches of academic use of smartphone is limited, particularly related to English classes in Indonesian context. This research was conducted to scrutinize how teachers of English take benefits of the smartphone use in the delivery of both teaching and testing activities. Sample comprised 129 teachers derived from three school clusters i.e., Junior Secondary, General Senior Secondary, and Vocational Senior Secondary schools in the greater city of Jakarta. To confirm it, data of student’s practice of the smartphone use to learn English was also scrutinized. For that purpose, diverse students from the three school clusters were involved. The research reveals the findings, such as (1) all teachers are familiar with the features and application available in the smartphone, (2) all teachers utilize the available application to blend the delivery of teaching activities, but kinds and numbers of the application vary, (3) reading is the most preferred skills to deliver using smartphone, (4) almost all teachers utilize the available application to assess student’s learning achievement, and google application is the most preferred choice, (5) in addition to teaching and testing, all teachers utilize smartphone to motivate students to learn English, but kinds of application is limited, (6) rule reinforcement is significantly important to enact as far as smartphone use during schools hours is concerned. This research implies that blended teaching is obligatory in the millennial age nowadays.
Keywords: Academic Smartphone Use, Teaching English.
Scope of the Article: Smart Cities