EVALUATION OF STUDENTS’ CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING LEVELS ON FLUID MECHANICS COURSE THROUGH DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT IN ODL PLATFORM
The fluid mechanics concept is widely applied in current technology and our daily lives, requiring students to understand the significance of this concept. The issues keep on arising for the Civil Engineering Diploma students who have difficulties understanding complex physics concepts and lead to a misconception of technical content in fluid mechanics through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) platform. Most of the students have a varying conceptual understanding due to difficulties adapting the fluid mechanics concept in their daily lives. This study is to identify the students' conceptual understanding levels of fluid mechanics using a diagnostic assessment. The diagnostic assessment refers to a test given at the early course to help the lecturer identify the problems faced by their students regarding the conceptual understanding level of physics concepts. The result obtained from the distributed diagnostic assessment question is analyzed to achieve this objective. The question provided is in a proportional statement and asked for an explanation based on their understanding. In conclusion, this study's finding allows the lecturer to design a suitable corrective plan, which assists the lecturers in correcting their errors to achieve excellent results.
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