Improving Student’s Learning Outcomes through E-Service Learning Based on Authentic Learning Strategy
Student Learning Outcomes are statements that determine what the students know, can do or can demonstrate when they have completed or participated in a course. In order to achieve optimum student learning outcomes in a course at Higher Education Institutions, assessments should be conducted in a meaningful and authentic learning environment, such as service learning. However, for courses involving students from various faculties and across-discipline, they need a technology as a medium for better cooperations in the process of teaching and learning. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of online platform use in the service-learning programme, based on an authentic learning strategy towards Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). A quantitative research design was used to conduct this research, involving 30 undergraduate students from different faculties who enrolled in one of the co-curriculum courses. The data analysis involved a pre-post-test in learning activities score. An analysis of Student Learning Outcomes (CLO1, CLO2, and CLO3) through a series of service learning activities in an online platform, based on authentic learning, showed an increment in the students' scores. Thus, this study concluded that integrating e-Service Learning in an authentic environment provides a further enhancement of Student Learning Outcomes.