The Use of Android-Based Mobile Learning Application to Comprehend Local-Based Descriptive Text

Dewi Sumanti, Natalina Asi


The rapid development of technology today has greatly helped facilitate human affairs in all aspects of life, including the activities of reading. Reading is important to penetrate the world window. Through reading, knowledge and information needed can be obtained. In this era of technological advances, a shift in students' reading interest can be made through the world of the internet. This research aims to obtain a detailed description of the use of Android-based mobile learning applications in teaching reading local-based descriptive texts for SMP students. This research used descriptive-qualitative method with online interviews, observation and documentation as the research instruments. Data analysis was done based on the theory of Miles and Hubberman (1992). The result shows that in this crucial situation of pandemic Covid 19 the Android-based mobile learning applications support the online teaching and learning process of reading. The local-based descriptive text teaching materials are provided in the form of an android application of Descriptive Text. In addition, the teacher also explains the learning objectives and the steps for learning local-based descriptive texts using the Android-based mobile learning application.


android-based mobile learning application; learning descriptive texts

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