The Effect of Using the Powtoon Application on Student Learning Motivation
Keywords:Online Learning; Learning Media; Powtoon Application; Learning Motivation
Many investigators have recently turned to investigate online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when the learning process takes place, the issue that arises is a lack of supervision and variances in each student's learning motivation, having a significant impact on how much knowledge learners can accept. Therefore, we believe it was desirable to conduct a study into the impact of the Powtoon application on student learning motivation. This research employed a comparison method, with a total of 84 participants taking part in the present study. They were students of the eleventh grade of a state Islamic high school located in a rural area in Central Lampung, Lampung Province, Indonesia. They majored in social studies and were divided into two groups: 41 students in the control group and 43 in the experimental. The collected data were then analyzed using an Independent Samples T-test. The results show that the use of the Powtoon Application could increase students' learning motivation where the mean value increased significantly from 62.69 to 72.31, and the increase in motivation of the experimental group was higher than the control group, with the T-test result showing a significance value of <0.05. Thus, the Powtoon Application can boost student learning motivation and be used as a useful learning tool in the online learning process. The implications of the findings and limitations of the present study are also discussed.