Using Facebook Applications in School Based Assessment (SBA) for Moral Studies

Abstract

The aim of the research is to identify the extent of the students’ response in using the Facebook application and also to identify the evidence that can be done by students and the usability of the Facebook application in evidence assessment of the School Based Assessment (SBA)for Moral Studies. This action research is a short research of 40 students of Form 2 and Form 3 whose taking the Moral Studies subject in a Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) in Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia. The application is used for idea and method in interpreting the evidence and at once as a teaching and learning methods too. This research used the method of survey and questionnaires. Questionnaires were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The results of the survey showed the use of Facebook application can be used to diversify the evidence assessment of the School Based Assessment (SBA)for Moral Studies. Students’ response about the evidence assessment is very positive when students actively engage during the assessment through the use of Facebook application. Observations of students’ response have shown the variety of evidence through the creativity and ideas of the students in giving answers. Based on data obtained and analysed, the Facebook application can be used in the implementation of the School Based Assessment (SBA)for Moral Studies in school. Thereby, teachers can vary their methods in evaluating the evidence. Hence, attract the students to respond and develop the form of evidence assessment.



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Hairul Faiezi Bin Lokman, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Nik Mohd Rahimi Bin Nik Yusoff, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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