IJSB Volume : 3, Issue : 3, Year : 2019 Page : 114-123 ThVolume: 3, Issue: 3 Page: 114-123 2019 ISSN 2520-4750 (Online) & ISSN 2521-3040 (Print) International Journal of Science and Business Simulation using VBA in Microsoft Excel to Enhance Pre-service Physics Teachers’ Motivation Riki Perdana, Avid Wahyu, & Heru Kuswanto Abstract: There are many difficult topics to teach directly in physics learning. Some concepts are abstract or difficult to show one by one. Not a few studies that use applications or media that serves to help the learning process. However, most of the media is offered use some of the most complex and complicated new apps. Even sometimes it’s make difficult for teachers. To overcome this, this study offers learning media using spreadsheets that simple and easy. Topics in this study is simple harmonic motion in physics lessons. The method is used VBA in Microsoft Excel. Sample of this research were 86 student on pre service students from Tanjungpura University. They were given a task to make this simulation and interviewed as randomly to know their motivation on physics learning. As the result, we created a studying media to simulate harmonic wave motion that can be varied according to the needs of teachers during the learning process. Their motivation also increase to learn more about physics simulation. The practical application of this paper is helping teacher to teach physics more effective especially in visualizing of simple harmonic motion. This article also adds intellectual property to easy and effective simulation-based learning. IJSB Accepted 19 April 2019 Published xx April 2019 DOI: after_final_publication Keywords : Physics Teacher’s Motivation, Simulation, Microsoft excel, Physics . 114 International Journal of Science and Business Email: [email protected] Website: ijsab.com Published By
IJSB Volume : 3, Issue : 3, Year : 2019 Page : 114-123 Introduction Physics is known as one of the most difficult subjects (Guido, 2018) and boring (Gökalp, 2018). This is due to the abstract material (Battaglia, Pascanu, Lai, & Rezende, 2016) or difficult to be sensed (Zakaria, Supriadi, & Prihandono, 2018). Some of these abstract materials are very small things such as gas and atoms. Other material that is difficult to see directly, such as force, electric current, or large objects in space. To help teachers and students, some education specialists develop learning media in the learning process. There are many media that have been developed by educational experts both real and virtual. Not a few inventions of props in physics learning such as rockets, miniature of the universe, or atomic modeling. However, in the last 10 years the discovery of learning media began to pursue the use of technology. Some inventions take advantage of technology as a basis for development or so-called e-learning. E-learning that ever use is certain applications such as augmented reality (Strzys at all, 2018), virtual lab applications (Galan, Heradio, de la Torre, Dormido, & Esquembre, 2018; Masril, Hidayati, & Darvina, 2018) and video simulation (Chen, Wei, & Li, 2016). There is also a media that is connected with internet network such as
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