American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Renewable Energy in Education for Biology Distance learning using e-AV Biology Courseware
Siti Hadiati Nugraini Ph.D, Dr. Koo Ah Choo, Dr. Hew Soon Hin

Information and communication technology (ICT) has influenced various aspects of human life such as access to information, communication, business, and education. It is recognized that the quality of teaching and learning can be enhanced by using ICT in education. The context of Biology education in Indonesia shows that the students’ motivation in learning this subject is considered low. Moreover, students’ interest in the lesson was considered low, due to the subject irrelevancy, lack of daily experiences with Biology and monotonous teaching method. This research explored to overcome the common problem faced by the Indonesian Senior High School students in learning Biology especially Renewable Energy. There were two groups involved in this experiment, namely: T0 and T1. The first group (T0) was assigned as the control group and the second group (T1) was assigned to the experiment group. Two objectives were identified, firstly to examine the impact on learning outcomes when the e-AV Biology Courseware is used as a teaching medium. Secondly, it examined the overall feedback of the e-AV Biology Courseware. The findings of research indicated that the e-AV Biology Courseware was able to help students to understand more about the Biology subject, especially Renewable Energy topic, compared to the conventional ways of teaching. The research suggested two key contributions. The first contribution was the design and development of an e-Learning website for Indonesian Senior High Schools, secondly by using e-AV Biology Courseware.

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