|One of the English Language Education Department student’s creation in the English Learning Media Expo 2019 event. (Photo: Candra/PR UMM)|
The English Language Education Department (ELED) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) once again held the English Learning Media Expo 2019 on the 3,5th floor of the Joint Lecture Building I, Wednesday (12/18). This learning media exhibition is the final series of the 3rd-semester Learning Resources and Media course with Laela Hikmah Nurbatra, MA., M. EdLead and Rahmawati Khadijah Maro, S.Pd, M.P.Ed. as the lecturers.
With the theme, "When Media Meets Creativity" Laela explained, this event was held as a forum for students to be creative and give space to media makers who focusing on IT. Itis possible, Laela continued, this activity also encourages students who are interested in other learning media, such as board games and pop up books.
"This is a bridge for the students who have good digital skills, and also have creativity and innovation to make learning media more attractive and more acceptable to millennials," continued Laela.
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As much as 54 groups exhibited their learning media that fit the desired target of the learner. Each group is given the freedom to determine what tools and materials will be presented in the learning media based on the syllabus used by the target learner.
"Most importantly, not just interesting, we must be able to support the teaching and learning process in the class later.The point is to help students or elementary, junior high school, senior high school, and even university-level students in learning English," Laela said.
There are so many variations of learning media, ranging from handicrafts, dolls, computer software applications or devices, animated videos, holograms to Augmented Reality.
The interesting part is, for example, the learning media created by Ajeng, Hamdan and Ardiansyah that created Hologram learning media. This media can see and hear visual images in 3 dimensions. Moving image objects that generally look two-dimensional, through this innovation look like real. "Hopefully, this digital pursuit is able to make children enthusiastic about learning," Ajeng said.
Meanwhile, Rahmawati appreciated the work of students who were very creative in applying English material and using technology. So that the learning media on display were very diverse and exceeded expectations.
"In the future, this Expo can be attended by teachers in Malang. So he can add references in the use of instructional media which will later be used in teaching in the classroom. Because this is based on pre-objective learning, students explore difficulties in learning in class," said Rahmawati. (joh)