Introducing arduino as an effective online distance learning tool in final year project for chemical engineering student

Zainal Alama, Muhd Nazrul Hisham and Samsudin, Sani Amril and Kamaruddin, Mohd Johari and Zakaria, Zaki Yamani and Othman, Raudhah (2022) Introducing arduino as an effective online distance learning tool in final year project for chemical engineering student. ASEAN Journal of Engineering Education, 6 (1). pp. 69-82.

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The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has transformed project-based education into virtual lab and non-experimental work. Student final year project (FYP) course particularly is in critical since it has bigger credit, involves more skill set development and conducted in two semesters. In this work, we highlighted the implementation of Arduino in FYP where the main objective of the work is to investigate the effectiveness of Arduino home based final year project for chemical engineering student’s cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills. Comparison on learning satisfaction, obtainment of student skills and reflection from both student and examiners were thoroughly discussed. Surveys showed that student were reluctant to carry out the project in the beginning; however, they began to show more interest on the project as they started to understand the basic principle of Arduino operation. Both students and the examiners agreed that Arduino-based project had given significant impact on student cognitive skills at the level of Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. On top of that, the psychomotor and affective skills were simultaneously and successfully developed in the remote learning process. It is evident that the proposed Arduino home-based FYP is affordable and effective for the development of student skill sets despite being supervised virtually.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online learning; final year project; project-based learning; arduino; constructivism.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2022 02:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022 02:10

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