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Factors influencing a problem-based learning implementation: A case study of IT courses


Muhd Darus, Norida and Mohd, Haslina and Baharom, Fauziah and Saip, Mohamed Ali and Puteh, Nurnasran and Marzuki @ Matt, Zaharin and Husain, Mohd Zabidin and Yasin, Azman (2016) Factors influencing a problem-based learning implementation: A case study of IT courses. In: 2016 International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST 2016), 11–13 April 2016, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

IT students must be trained to work efficiently as teamwork.One of the techniques that can be used to train them is through Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach.The PBL implementation can be influenced by various factors depending on the ultimate goal of the study. This study is focusing on the IT students’ perception of the PBL implementation. The student’s perception is important to ensure the successfulness of the PBL implementation. Therefore, it is important to identify the factors that might influence the implementation of PBL of IT courses. This study aims to identify some catalyst factors that may influence the PBL implementation of IT courses. The study involved three (3) main phases: identifying PBL implementation factors, constructing a PBL model, and PBL model validation using statistical analysis.Four main factors are identified: PBL Characteristics, PBL Course Assessment, PBL Practices, and PBL Perception. Based on these four factors, a PBL model is constructed. Then, based on the proposed PBL model, four hypotheses are formulated and analyzed to validate the model. All hypotheses are significantly acceptable. The result shows that the PBL Characteristics and PBL Course Assessment factors are significantly influenced the PBL Practices and indirectly influenced the Students’ Perception of the PBL Implementation for IT courses.This PBL model can assist decision makers in enhancing the PBL teaching and learning strategy for IT courses. It is also can be tested to other courses in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-0-7354-1419-8
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norida Muhd Darus
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2016 07:42
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 07:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20182

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