The Implementation of Lectora Inspire Application as Interactive Learning Media on English Writing Skill for Students at SMP N 35 Medan
Technology development demands the existence of innovation in education sector. Therefore, technology use has to be optimized well. The study aimed at developing Lectora Inspire application as interactive learning media on English writing skill for students and to know the application effectiveness toward students at SMP N 35 Medan. Research and Development was conducted in the study. There were some steps conducted such as, preliminary, developing, and evaluating. The subject of the study was 30 students of seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students at SMP N 35 Medan chosen randomly. The techniques of collecting data were documentation, interview and questionnaire. Furthermore, the data were analyzed by using descriptive qualitative and quantitative analysis. The result of the study showed that Lectora Inspire application was an appropriate interactive learning media on writing for students at SMP N 35 Medan. Since the interactive learning media had been validated by some experts and got the average percentage 95% categorized excellent. In addition, the result of the study showed that there was the students’ improvement on writing skill related to genres which meant that the media was effective media in learning writing at SMP N 35 Medan.