The Validation of Digital Analysis Tool-Assisted Real-World Inquiry (Digita-RI) as a Modification of the Inquiry-Based Learning Model in the Digital Age

S. Nurohman, W. Sunarno, S. Sarwanto, S. Yamtinah


Inquiry-based learning has been tested to improve conceptual understanding, reduce misconceptions, and provide students with experiences in scientific work. However, in its implementation, inquiry-based learning is often faced with scientific facts from the real world with data which hard to analyze using traditional methods. Therefore, a breakthrough is needed to overcome the weaknesses of inquiry-based learning by integrating digital analysis tools and the concept of real-world learning. This integration produces a new learning model, the Digital Analysis Tool-Assisted Real-World Inquiry (Digita-RI). This study aims to test the feasibility and practicality of the Digita-RI learning model. This Research and Development (R&D) use the steps proposed by Barg and Gall. The feasibility test of the Digita-RI model was carried out through the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) method and the assessment of the Digita-RI model book involving seven experts. The practicality test was carried out through the Think Aloud Protocol (TAP), and the assessment of the Digita-RI model guidebook involved five practitioner lecturers and six students. The results of expert, practitioner, and user assessments were analyzed using the Aiken coefficient (Aiken’s V). The results showed that Digita-RI is a feasible and practical learning model. Therefore, it can be concluded that Digita-RI has the feasibility and practicality to be used in science learning in the classroom.


nquiry-based learning; digital analysis tools; real world learning

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