Siew Wei Tho

Siew Wei Tho
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) | upsi · Department of Physics

M.Ed (UPSI), PhD (HKIEd)
Teaching Philosophy: As a teacher educator, student-centered learning via educational technology is my main focus

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February 2012 - February 2015
The Education University of Hong Kong
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (19)
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This study aimed to develop and evaluate the usability of a Force and Motion Digital Game using Game-based learning (GBL) among physics student teachers in tertiary education. The research design of this study was developmental research based on the Instructional Design-Digital Game Based Learning model (ID-DGBL model). A group of samples of 21 stu...
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Over the past few years, diverse forms of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) intervention have been designed, demonstrating their beneficial implications on students’ cognitive and affective domains. This study aims to systematically review the development of STEM education intervention on secondary education through the applic...
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EXPLORING PHYSICS IN DAILY LIFE: MECHANICS AND MATTERS is intended for students taking physics at the pre-university level such as STM, diploma, matriculation, A-level and foundation studies. It may also offer a suitable reference for undergraduate students option science as an elective or minor subjects. The book covers the topic of kinematics and...
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Background Recent studies have highlighted the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge into daily life via hands-on practical works. The limitations of the existing conventional laboratory work can be potentially overcome by the implementation of the innovative use of smartphones as an experimental tool due...
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Kajian ini dijalankan untuk mengenal pasti keperluan bagi membangunkan Modul Pembelajaran STEM berintegrasikan BYOD (MP-SIB) dalam topik Elektromagnet untuk pelajar fizik kolej matrikulasi. Satu kajian analisis keperluan melalui kaedah soal selidik dan temu bual dijalankan terhadap pelajar dan pensyarah bagi subjek Fizik di Kolej Matrikulasi Zon Ut...
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The effectiveness of the 5E Inquiry Learning Model as compared to the teacher-centred traditional method on science achievement in electricity was examined in this study. The quasiexperimental pretest-posttest control group research design was utilized. A total of 65 students (33 and 32 students in the experimental and the control groups, respectiv...
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The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the 5E Inquiry Learning Model as compared to the conventional method in enhancing third-grade students’ science achievement using “magnet” as the learning material. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was employed with the participation of 40 students from two intact Third-g...
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This study reports research on the pilot implementation of a new educational programme integrating smartphone technology with scientific investigation through an innovative method of mobile technologies enhanced learning. Smartphone technology has the potential to serve as an excellent tool for students to conduct scientific investigation and learn...
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This paper reports our classroom implementation of a new remote laboratory (RL) system, which was developed by using innovative ideas and methods for applying technology-enhanced learning to secondary school science education (Grades 7–9 or Ages 12–14). The newly developed RL system, which involves 8 remote experiments, was tested with 32 secondary...
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the technological acceptance of Chemistry students, and the opinions of Chemistry lecturers and laboratory assistants towards the use of remote laboratory in Chemistry education. The convergent parallel design mixed method was carried out in this study. The instruments involved were questionnaire and intervi...
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Laboratory work, particularly the latest remote laboratories (RLs), has been assumed to have a general positive effect on science education because practical work can provide diverse learning experiences and enhance thinking skills suitable for the 21st century. However, there has not been a synthesis of the science education research to support th...
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This paper reports the research on the successful development of a new remote laboratory (RL) system through some innovative ideas and methods for practising technology-enhanced learning of science education. The Internet-based RL system enables learners to control and observe the server-side laboratory equipment as well as perform real-time scient...
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研究开发了基于手机加速度传感器的竖直方向弹簧振子实验. 使手机随着弹簧振子上下振动, 利用手机加速度传感器软件得到弹簧振子做简谐振动以及阻尼振动的加速度变化图像. 通过分析简谐振动加速度变化图象得出弹簧劲度系数, 重力加速度; 通过分析阻尼振动加速度变化图像得出弹簧振子做阻尼振动的加速度方程.
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https://www.ase.org.uk/journals/school-science-review/search/?&p=9 This article describes several innovative but simple ways of remotely observing and conducting science experiments over the internet. It involves technology-enhanced science learning using an Internet Protocol (IP) camera (a monitoring electronic tool, also known as a network camera...
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In this study, a new physics education programme is specifically developed for a famous theme park in Hong Kong to provide community-based science learning to her visitors, involving her three newly constructed rides. We make innovative use of digital technologies in this programme and incorporate a rigorous evaluation of the learning effectiveness...
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重力加速度的测量是高中物理教学中的一个重要实验, 常用的测量方法有单摆法, 自由落体法等. 这些传统的实验法存在以下不足: 用量角器测定摆角操作不方便且误差大; 测量周期采用人工计时, 受人体反应时间影响; 只能记录几个数据, 无法看到实验图象. 数据采集器虽可以解决人工计时以及图象问题, 但价格不菲. 为克服以上不足, 本文基于单摆法的原理, 结合手机自带的传感器设计一个测量重力加速度的低成本的新方法.
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A Smartphone is not only a mobile device that is used for communication but is also integrated with a personal digital assistant (PDA) and other technological capabilities such as built-in acceleration, magnetic and light sensors, microphone, camera and Global Positioning System (GPS) unit. This handheld device has become very popular with the youn...
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In this study, a new remote laboratory (RL) system is developed through some innovative ideas and methods for practicing technology-enhanced learning of science in schools. The Internet-based RL system will enable students to control the server-side laboratory equipment and to carry out real-time scientific investigation activities at distance plac...
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Abstract The purpose of this research was to develop a Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) system for gas pressure law experiment used in physics education. The developed system was divided into two major parts; the hardware and courseware. The main hardware of the system was the PHOENIX (Data Logger) which was obtained from Inter-University Accel...

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