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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(3): 456-467
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.3.1826

Optimization of Gasification Learning in Vocational High Schools using Virtual Laboratories

Gesti Khoirunnisa, Herman Saputro*, and A. G. Tamrin

Abstract—A lack of energy-conscious behavior causes wasteful energy use in everyday life. Unfortunately, in Indonesia, energy-conscious behavior is not yet a requirement that must be included in the school curriculum. As a result, not many schools open energy-related classes and teach about energy in Indonesia, even though the Ministry of Education facilitated the establishment of Vocational High Schools (VHS) for energy and mining fields. The slow development of VHS in energy and mining is due to the high cost of procuring laboratory facilities and infrastructure for student practicums. In addition, the lack of supporting equipment in the laboratory causes the learning process in VHS to be theoretical, and the essential competency skills are not optimally fulfilled. This research developed practical energy tools to overcome these problems, especially renewable energy competencies from biomass to energy through gasification. The practicum aid developed is in the form of a Gasification Virtual Laboratory (GVL). This study uses a qualitative method with a case study approach. The case study was selected to develop GVL, which follows the phenomenon of VHS students’ learning abilities, especially for students in grade X. GVL development uses a 4-D model (Define, Design, Develop, and Disseminate). The study results show that GVL is feasible and effective in supporting renewable energy learning at VHS. The GVL development results will be discussed in depth in this paper.

Index Terms—Energy education, gasification virtual laboratory (GVL), vocational high school (VHS)

The authors are with Universitas Sebelas Maret, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Jl Ir Sutami 36A Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
*Correspondence: hermansaputro@staff.uns.ac.id (H.S.)


Cite: Gesti Khoirunnisa, Herman Saputro*, and A. G. Tamrin, "Optimization of Gasification Learning in Vocational High Schools using Virtual Laboratories," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 456-467, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 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).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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