The Use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in The Solve Me Web Towards Student Achievement in Technical and Vocational Education


Wan Hassan W.A.S, Ariffin A, Ahmad F, Hamzah N, Rubani S.N.K, Zakaria N
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


Quality education is important to produce graduates who are competent and able to use knowledge and skills in real life situations to assist in the development of the country. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine whether the use of SolveMe website implemented with Problem Based Learning (PBL) method could improve the level of achievement of polytechnic students in Malaysia. This study employed an experimental research involving only one group. The study sample consisted of forty-eight Diploma in Information Technology students who took DFC20113 Programming Fundamentals course at a Polytechnic in Malaysia. Students underwent a three-week learning process using the SolveMe website. Data were collected through a set of pre-post test questions. A paired sample T-test analysis showed that there was a significant difference between the pre- and post-test on the students’ achievement level (p = 0.000 <0.05). Therefore, it could be concluded that the PBL method could improve the level of student achievement.