Developing Autonomous Online Reading Learning Materials for TOEFL Preparation

Chandra L, Mira (2017) Developing Autonomous Online Reading Learning Materials for TOEFL Preparation. S2 thesis, UNY.

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Abstract

This study was aimed at finding out the needs of the autonomous learners in learning reading for TOEFL preparation and developing appropriate autonomous online reading learning materials for TOEFL preparation. This was a Research and Development study involving the autonomous learners of the Independent Language Learning Centre of Yogyakarta State University. The procedure was a) conducting a needs analysis; b) designing syllabus; c) designing the materials; d) getting experts judgments; e) revising the materials; f) trying out the materials; g) revising the materials; and h) writing the final materials. The data of this study were collected through questionnaires and interviews. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results of the target needs analysis indicate that most learners prefer the topic related to humanities and sciences. The learning needs analysis results show that the learners like to study identifying main ideas and making inferences. This research developed seven units of materials. Each unit has five components, namely: unit title, learning objectives, tasks, answer key and explanation, and references. The online reading learning materials are appropriate for autonomous learning for TOEFL preparation program which is proven by the mean value of the aspects in the experts’ evaluation and the learners’ responses. The overall mean value of the aspects in the content expert evaluation is 3.22 (good), the overall mean value of the aspects in the media expert evaluation is 3.83 (very good), and the mean value for the units in the try-outs ranges from 3.11 (good) to 3.17 (good) while the mean value for the whole units is 3.15 (good).

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomous learning, online learning materials, reading
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana > Program Pasca Sarjana: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Program Pascasarjana UNY
Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 03:56
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 03:56
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/49325

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