An Investigation of The Students’ Perceived Usefulness of Adopting Arduino for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Learning in Maker Education
This paper presents a quantitative approach to investigate the students’ perceived usefulness of adopting Arduino for learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in maker education. The secondary school students and teachers were invited to participate in this investigation. The participating students received STEM lessons and activities in which building Arduino circuit boards was delivered by the participating teachers. Then, the participating students were requested to complete an online questionnaire which was designed to measure their perceived usefulness of using Arduino for STEM learning. 33 participating students completed the questionnaire. The analytical analysis revealed that the participating students had positive perceptions of the usefulness of adopting Arduino for STEM learning.
Keywords - Arduino, STEM Learning, Maker Education, Perceived Usefulness.