An Evaluation of Problem-based Learning Supported by Information and Communication Technology: A Pilot Study

This pilot study aimed to identify the effectiveness of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in supporting the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method and the Traditional Teaching Method (TTM) through students’ examination scores. The research design was a quasiexperimental post-test design, where bivariate analysis using the Wilcoxon statistical test was used to determine the difference in the examination scores between the applied learning methods. It is found that the support of ICT applications increases students’ examination scores from both the TTM and PBL method. However, it only yields a significant increase when used in the PBL method or when the PBL method is combined with TTM. Among all the methods evaluated, the PBL method with ICTs support gave the highest results in students’ examination scores.


Juniar Ernawaty and Astried Sujono

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