ENHANCING STUDENTS’ ENGLISH ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH INTERACTIVE DIGITAL
AbstractThe research aimed to discover whether interactive digital media effectively improves students' achievement in learning English. In order to obtain data, a quasi-experimental approach was used. This quantitative study featured third-semester classrooms at Borneo University Tarakan, one designated as the experimental class and the other as the control class. Pre- and post-test instruments were employed. The pre-test was used to determine the participants' initial learning framework, and the pre-test mean scores were used to do so. After conducting the selected lessons that employed interactive digital media in the experimental class and interactive non-digital media in a post-test was administered to the students in the control group. An independent t-test was used to compare the gain scores of the two classes. According to the results, the significant value was less than the significance level, which was 0.000 ≤ 0.05. It means that interactive digital media effectively improves the students' achievement. It is highly appropriate that using interactive digital media in teaching and learning is beneficial, especially in teaching English.