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ERIC Number: ED526969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-2155-7993
Virtual Reality Simulator Developed Welding Technology Skills
Yunus, Faizal Amin Nur; Baser, Jamil Abd; Masran, Saiful Hadi; Razali, Nizamuddin; Rahim, Bekri
Online Submission, Journal of Modern Education Review v1 n1 p57-62 Oct 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the suitability of VR welding simulator application towards CBT in developing welding skills upon new trainees at the Centre of Instructor and Advanced Skills Training (CIAST) Shah Alam Selangor and National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Pagoh Johor. The significance of the study was to create a computer-based skills development approach in welding technology among new trainees in CIAST and IKBN as well as to cultivate the elements of general skills among them. This study is also important in elevating the number of individual knowledge workers (K-workers) working in manufacturing industry in order to achieve a national vision which is to be an industrial nation in the year of 2020. The design of the study was a survey type of research which using questionnaires as the instruments and some 136 trainees from CIAST and IKBN were interviewed. Descriptive analysis was used to identify the frequency and mean. The findings of the study shows that the welding technology skills has developed in the trainees as a result of the application of VR simulator at a high level (min = 3.89) and the respondents agreed that the skills could be embedded through the application of the VR simulator (78.01%). In summary, this VR simulator is suitable in welding skills development training in terms of exposing new trainees with the relevant characteristics of welding skills and at the same time spurring the trainees' interest towards learning more about the skills. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia