Integration of technology in the instructional process directs both the teachers and students to become successful with their goals of achieving desirable learning competencies. Through innovation in technical education instruction, educational institutions embraced the challenge of delivering a more engaging and meaningful instructional delivery with both the teacher and students showcasing deeper interest in knowledge and skill acquisition through actual and practical work exploration. This study introduced innovation in the design and development of an instructional intervention material in the form of an inexpensive monitoring and control system for electrical loads integrating the SMS, WiFi and Bluetooth wireless protocols utilizing low-cost materials. This initiative directed and inspired high levels of technical instruction which resulted to an effective learning condition among the Industrial Technology students of the University of Rizal System (URS), Province of Rizal, Philippines. The intervention material is designed to allow actual multiple electrical loads controlling and monitoring of the users/students and teachers. This lets them explore and understand how wireless protocols can be used to control and monitor electrical loads and utilize it as part of digital and analog electronic and electrical projects and activities. In this study, mixed method of research was employed as it integrates the elements of describing what was developed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Accuracy analysis of the control system was applied to determine its functionality and performance. With the finished output, graduates of Bachelor of Technology developed competence and the necessary skill and work requirements as prescribed by the local communities and partner-industries.
Leo Rio, University of Rizal System, Philippines
Marites Rio, University of Rizal System, Philippines