Abstract—Nowadays, Android is the most popular operating system for mobile devices. To enhance the education of mobile application developments, Android Programming Learning Assistance System (APLAS) has been proposed to help students for its self-learning. However, in the current implementation, the teacher can only check the final answers of students for APLAS assignments at the end of the course. To save at-risk students, it is better to check the progress of solving them using Android Studio on their PCs. This paper presents an implementation of the solution progress monitoring function in APLAS. It periodically collects log files of Android Studio and shows the progress at the interface. For evaluations, we asked 32 students taking the Android programming course in the Department of Computer Engineering, Makassar State University, Indonesia, to solve nine tasks in APLAS with this function. Since using this function, the results showed a reduction in the number of dropped-out students. The teacher could identify and assist students who are experiencing difficulties at the early stage of the course.
Index Terms—APLAS, Android programming, solution progress monitoring, Android Studio
A. R. Patta, N. Funabiki, and M. Kuribayashi are with the Department of Information and Communication Systems, Okayama University, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan.
Y. W. Syaifudin is with the Department of Information Technology, State Polytechnic of Malang, Malang, Indonesia.
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Cite: Abdul Rahman Patta*, Nobuo Funabiki, Minoru Kuribayashi, and Yan Watequlis Syaifudin, "An Implementation of Solution Progress Monitoring Function in Android Programming Learning Assistance System," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1597-1603, 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).