Abstract—This study was to investigate the effectiveness of
teaching skills using online medium for solar site survey, as well
as students perceived on learning site survey using online
medium. A survey study was conducted that involved 30
students who enrolled in a solar PV installation and
maintenance course. An online questionnaire consists of eight
items using five points Likert Scale were adapted from previous
study, gauging students perceived on learning site survey using
online medium (i.e. online lecture, WhatsApp, chat, voice,
picture, short video clips, and learning management
system-LMS). An assignment was used to indicate students’
performance in site survey skills, including a short test to gauge
students’ technical skills knowledge, consisting of a total of 10
Multiple Choices Questions (MCQ), were developed by
referring to the syllabus, under subtopic of solar site survey.
Technical knowledge questions were divided into two types
namely, items for testing concept (i.e. tools), principles (i.e.
relationship of sunlight and shading) and procedures (i.e.
application of knowledge). The result: Student average
achievement in technical knowledge test was 68.3% (M = 6.83,
SD = 1.64); student average achievement mark in a solar site
survey sketch is 62.8%; and students perceived on learning
solar PV site survey was at high level (M = 3.99, SD = 0.69). It is
concluded that solar PV site survey skills are possible to be
implemented from distance through online medium, and it can
be improved through a more video packaged in the form of live
Index Terms—Teaching skills, learning management system, PV site, technical knowledge.
Alias Masek is with the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Muhammad Nurtanto is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering Education, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Banten, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nur Kholifah is with the Department of Clouting and Food Engineering Education, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Farid Mutohhari is with the Department of Graduate School, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rizal Zainal is with the MRSC Energy Solution, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Alias Masek, Muhammad Nurtanto, Nur Kholifah, Farid Mutohhari, and Rizal Zainal, "Learning Skills from Distance: A Solar Photovoltaic Site Survey from Students’ View," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 725-731, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).