• Dwi Sulisworo Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta
  • Triwati Rahayu Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta
  • Rifai Nur Akhsan Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta



active learning, blended learning, education, Facebook, mobile technology, social media


Almost all students use smartphone for their daily activities. Nowadays, the student’s literacy on information technology is very good, but sometimes it has not been considered in school learning. One of the essential competencies of undergraduate school is academic writing skill. There is a gap between the student competencies and the learning strategy in certain learning subjects. The aim of this research is to examine the effectiveness of blended mobile learning activity using Facebook to improve student writing skill. This research used timed essay examination to measure the writing skill after one semester learning activity using this strategy and student satisfaction responses to learning. There were four aspects used as criteria of writing skill: ideas, organization, wording, and flavor. The results showed that this learning approach had shown good results in some aspects, particularly in improving the skill of shaping ideas and organizing the ideas into written form. The uses of various learning strategies that make students more active and centered on students tend to increase the ability of students to search for new ideas creatively. Among others, the positive aspect is the students have the knowledge and understanding of new concepts that can support the idea of writing in the aspect of idea and various choices of words.


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Author Biographies

Dwi Sulisworo, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta

Lecturer of Physics Teacher Training

Triwati Rahayu, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta

Lecturer of Indonesia Language and Letters

Rifai Nur Akhsan, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta

Lecturer of English Teacher Training


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How to Cite

D. Sulisworo, T. Rahayu, and R. N. Akhsan, “THE STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC WRITING SKILL AFTER IMPLEMENTING BLENDED LEARNING USING FACEBOOK”, ITLT, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 176–191, Dec. 2016.



Teachers training of secondary and vocational education establishments on the use of ICT