Rica Umrina Lubis (STAIN Mandailing Natal)


In this study, 20 second-year English Education Department of STAIN Mandailing Natal students were introduced to Flipgrid, an online video discussion platform, as a means to facilitate communication and discussion with students in the absence of traditional face- to-face communicative activitie including speaking lesson. This paper presents how the students’ responses to the use of flipgrid as a creative and interesting tools in blended classroom that focuses on speaking. The research method is used qualitative method. The instruments used in this study were questionnaires and interview. The result from this study was found that 16 positive responses from the accessibility, internet connectivity, psychological fulfillment, the interactive features and 8 negative responses of students to the use of the Flipgrid application ranging from competitiveness, equipment, and originality. The most positive responses that arise are that this application is easy to use, while the most negative responses are difficulties in uploading process is quite long. It can be concluded that the flipgrid provides creative and interesting tools for speaking in blended classroom

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