Learning Aids of Risk Assessment Apps For Practical Engineering Student: A Case Study

Nor Kamaliana Khamis, Amirul Mukhlish Abdul Azam

Abstract


In today's learning approaches for engineering students, practical courses frequently complement traditional theoretical lectures. This practical element allows an early perspective into the real world of engineering, augments student motivation, and enables students to acquire soft skills early. This paper aims to demonstrate the usage of one of the ergonomics risk assessment (ERA) apps that has been learned in the class; which can also be used as an assessment aid in student’s practical sessions in the workplace. This apps has been evaluated for its effectiveness by a group of students in the classroom setting prior to be used in the actual workplace. Evaluation results show that this learning aid improves student’s communication skills and assists companies to improve their working conditions. Based on the effectiveness assessment, students find that this apps is really useful for their assessment as it provides fast calculation on the results and can store it in the drive. Based on the practical session in the workplace, the findings from the ERA apps show that the current working condition in this study is under medium ergonomic risk exposure level. Therefore, there is a need to improve the working condition by considering improvement on the workplace environment as well as interaction between worker and tools for maintenance. This app is indeed beneficial for practical engineering students as a peer learning process and for industry in terms of work place improvements. In conclusion, this paper describes how this risk assessment app helps induce student to think as an actual engineer and also to solve real-world tasks with limited resources.

Keywords


mobile apps; educational learning; practical; student

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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