International Journal of Innovative Research in                 Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering

A monthly peer-reviewed journal

ISSN Online 2321-2004
ISSN Print 2321-5526

Since  2013

Abstract: The main intention of this study was to design, develop and evaluate the performance of the trainer and ascertain its effectiveness as a learning tool for instruction. The trainer is intended to improve the efficiency of the teaching process for the proper installation and programming of data languages. As a result, learners are able to build competence in the areas of automation and control system operation, programming, and troubleshooting. The study was conducted at Bohol Island State University Main Campus, Tagbilaran City during the Academic Year 2015-2016. The study employed the experimental method of research in testing its effectiveness and descriptive design in determining the performance of the trainer. The performance of the trainer was evaluated by experts from the academe and private industry. The respondents of the study who took the pre-test and post-test were the third year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology students. The results revealed that the trainer's performance was found to be functional and performs to its full potential. In terms of effectiveness, it was found that an increase of learning took place after students experienced a hands-on demonstration on the trainer. This was obvious in the students' post-test results, where they earned higher ratings than their pre-test results. Based on the result, Portable Automation Trainer is an effective tool for instruction in Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology.

Keywords: Learning Element, Portable, Automation Trainer, PLC, Performance, Effectiveness

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJIREEICE.2022.10501

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