Sarah Sekar Langit


The objectives of this research were to identify target and learning needs of 7th grade students of junior high schools in Sleman Regency in learning descriptive texts using CALL multimedia, to identify the characteristics of appropriate computer-assisted language learning multimedia to learn reading and writing skills of descriptive text for 7th grade students of Sleman Regency based on the criteria of a good learning media, and to find out the quality of the developed CALL multimedia based on the criteria of a good learning multimedia. This research was a research and development study. The subjects of this study were 7th grade students of Sleman Regency in the academic year 2016/2017, represented by 7th grade students of SMPN 3 Godean, SMPN 2 Pakem, and SMP Sultan Agung Seyegan. The research procedure was adapted from Lee and Owens (2004) by omitting the implementation phase due to the time limitation. The steps of the research were (1) conducting needs analysis, (2) developing course grid, (3) developing the first draft of the materials, (4) getting the expert judgement, (5) revising and writing final draft of the materials. The products of this research were the descriptions of target and learning needs of 7th grade students of junior high schools in Sleman Regency in learning descriptive text using CALL multimedia, and a self-directed CALL multimedia of descriptive texts for 7th grade students of Sleman Regency. The materials were developed by referring to the steps of text-based instructions. Each unit consists of 12 tasks containing Let’s Get Started, Let’s Learn More, Let’s Do It, Let’s Explore More, Self-reflection, Vocabulary Lists, and Now I Know. Both units discussed descriptive texts with different topics (people, animals, and things). The tasks are varied from individual, in pairs, and group work. Based on the results of expert judgement, the mean score of the materials is 3.41 which is categorised as “Very Good”.


Kata kunci: reading, writing, self-directed learning, multimedia development.

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