Collaborative Problem-Solving Based on Mobile Multimedia




mobile technology, collaborative, problem solving


The development of mobile technology has an important role to play in achieving 21st-century skills. Collaborative skills and problem-solving are seen as fundamental skills for achieving 21st-century skills as a whole. This study aims to develop collaborative problem-solving based on mobile multimedia (CPMM) to achieve student collaborative and problem-solving skills. Multimedia development life cycle (MDLC) is used as a research method to develop CPMM. The CPMM was developed by involving 100 students at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia. The CPMM development result consisted of three main features. The first feature was the homepage which was used to show student profiles and progress in the course. The second feature was collaborative to become a forum for students to discuss and interact in multi-way mobile ways to solve problems. The third feature was evaluation as tasks from a lecturer to individual students to solve problems. In addition, the study results showed that CPMM was valid and effective for improving students' collaborative and problem-solving skills. This study recommends that CPMM can be used as an essential study and the basis for lecturers and practitioners to develop 21st-century student skills as a whole (not only collaborative and problem-solving skills) to produce graduates who are ready to face the revolutionary era 4.0.

Author Biographies

Endah Hendarwati, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Luthfiyah Nurlaela, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Bachtiar Syaiful Bachri, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia




How to Cite

Hendarwati, E., Nurlaela, L., & Bachri, B. S. (2021). Collaborative Problem-Solving Based on Mobile Multimedia. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 15(13), pp. 16–27.