UTILIZING EDMODO AS A DIGITAL LANGUAGE LEARNING PLATFORM TO TEACH WRITING FOR NON ENGLISH MAJOR STUDENTS
Keywords:Edmodo, Teaching, Writing
The information and communication technology (ICT) nowadays has surrounded the students and the lecturers in their daily activities, so the use of digital learning in a classroom becomes essential. This study focuses on writing because for most students it is difficult skill in English. They need to be given some facilities that can raise their interest as well as their confidence to publish their writing. The aim of this study was to describe how the lecturer implements edmodo as a digital language learning platform for social science education major students, how their writing assignment using Edmodo and how their respons after using Edmodo. This study used descriptive qualitative. This study would explore some of the features using field note, students’ assignments and interview employed as the the instruments. The data analysis techniques by using data triangulation. The resuts showed that the students actively participate in writing their tasks through Edmodo. They can share their ideas freely and the lecturer can monitor them easily by giving feedback directly toward their writing components; format, punctuation and mechanics, content, organization, grammar and sentence structure. The feedback can be given at anytime from anywhere without banded into a classroom meeting. It does not only help students in improving their motivation in writing but it also builds students’ confidence because they do not feel depressed while writing in front of their lecturer in a limited time and frustrating classroom situation.