A Supportive Tool for Project Based Learning and Laboratory Based Education

Irwan Alnarus Kautsar, Riyanarto Sarno


This paper presents the current development supportive tool for both lecturers and students that conduct Project Based Learning (PBL) and Lab Based Education (LBE) on Higher Education Institution (HEI). For PBL and LBE implementations, lecturer needs to monitor, evaluate the learning process. And, students need to publish the learning outcomes in the public domain. In this research, we propose the supportive tool that will be used by lecturer which is taught on different academic courses. Also, the proposed supportive tool had designed to used by the student as a particular group. These groups were formed of the student from several academic courses that supervises by the same lecturer. The developed supportive tool are microframework based which mean it could be implemented on mini devices. The current development supportive tool could be an alternative software assistant that support lecturer to implement  Project Based Learning (PBL) and Lab Based Education (LBE). The developed supportive tool has been introduced to 135 students and 16 lecturers as a participant to evaluate the system usability. The results from the questionnaire show more than 90% of users state the benefit of the use supportive tool. Also from analyzing Log metric, users on average complete a designated task in just less than 5 minutes. It indicates that the developed supportive tool is easy to use and shows the effectiveness of the developed supportive tools.


supportive tool; Project Based Learning; Laboratory Based Education; PBL; LBE.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.9.2.7067


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