The Use Open Source-Based Virtual Laboratory Module to Improving the Student’s Understanding of Electronic Industry Concept
Education Journal
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 239-244
Received: Jul. 9, 2014; Accepted: Jul. 24, 2014; Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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Hamonangan Tambunan, Electrical Engineering Educational Department, Technical School, State Unversity of Medan, Indonesia
Binsar Panjaitan, Electrical Engineering Educational Department, Technical School, State Unversity of Medan, Indonesia
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This study examines the effect of open source-based virtual laboratory module on students’ understanding of electronic industry concept. Module had previously built through the process research and development. A pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design was used. Participants in the study were 68 students of vocational high school (36 in the experimental group and 32 in the control group). While the experimental group students were studying the concept of electronic industry, the same instruction was carried out with practical guide with the control group students. A 15 multiple choice concept of electronic industry achievement test and a 15 open ended item learning levels of electronic industry concept test were used as pre-test and post-test. The result of covariance analysis showed that the experimental group out performed the control group not only in academic achievement but also in levels of learning electronic industry of concept.
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Open Source Based Virtual Laboratory Module, Electronic Industry Concept
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Hamonangan Tambunan, Binsar Panjaitan, The Use Open Source-Based Virtual Laboratory Module to Improving the Student’s Understanding of Electronic Industry Concept, Education Journal. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 239-244. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20140304.16
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