Laksmi, Prayitno & Indrowati

Effectiveness of Collegiate Learning Assessment Task-based Ebook to Empower Critical Explanatory with Different Problem-Solving Style Types

 Monika Lintang Laksmi, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia    
Baskoro Adi Prayitno, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia
Meti Indrowati, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia


This study has three aims: (1) test the effectiveness of using an ebook based on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Task to empower critical explanatory ability; (2) examine the influence of problem-solving style differences on critical explanatory ability; and (3) assess the interaction between the use of CLA Task-based Ebooks and problem-solving styles on critical explanatory ability. This study used a quasi-experimental design and 4×3 factorial design. The instrument was an essay test and Problem Solving Style Questionnaire (PSSQ). ANCOVA was used for data analysis (p = 0.05). This study concludes that: (1) CLA Task-based ebooks are more effective at empowering critical explanatory capabilities than PowerPoint-based CLA Tasks and PowerPoint-based conventional media; (2) Students with the problem-solving Assimilator type have a higher critical explanatory ability value than Diverger, Converger, and Accommodator types; and (3) The interaction between students who use CLA Task-based Ebook media with the problem-solving style Assimilator type has a higher average value of critical explanatory ability than other combinations.

Keywords: ebook, critical explanatory, collegiate learning assessment, CLA task, Problem-solving style


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