Students' Consideration on Implementing Problem-Based Learning Online in a Physics Course

Fauziah Sulaiman, (2011) Students' Consideration on Implementing Problem-Based Learning Online in a Physics Course. In: 5th International Malaysian Education Technology Convention (IMETC 2011) Malaysian Education Technology Association, 16-19 October 2011, Kuantan, Pahang. (Submitted)


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This paper evaluates students' considerations on the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) online in a physics course. 50 students were involved in this study which consists of 30 students from the School of Science and Technology (science student) and 20 students from the School of Education and Social Development (pre-service science teachers), University Malaysia Sabah. Ten collaborative groups were then formed (4-6 students in each group). The students then followed all the PBL learning activities. Online learning environment (i.e., learning management system, LMS) was used as the main medium to carry the full learning process throughout the second semester of 2008/2009 academic year. Data were gathered from an open-ended questionnaire and a semi-structured focus group interviews after completed with the learning activities by the end of the semester. Generally; students agreed that: there are some technical issues; and lack of cooperation from group members. However they also remarked that they were more understanding; more cooperative; enhanced efficiency on solving problems; enhanced soft skills; and also become more effective time consumer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem Based Learning, Online learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 08:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 07:57

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