Tag Archives: Research and Development

Implementation of Augmented Reality Technology in Natural Sciences Learning Of Elementary School to Optimize the Students’ Learning Result (Published)

In this research, the researcher developed new innovation in natural sciences learning of elementary school by implementing augmented reality technology. The method that used in this research was research and development method based on Borg and Gall theory which consists of ten stages: 1) research and information collecting, 2) planning, 3) develop preliminary form of product, 4) preliminary field testing, 5) main product revision, 6) main field testing, 7) operational product revision, 8) operational field testing, 9) final product revision, 10) dissemination and implementation. The result of this research is learning media of natural sciences learning in elementary school by utilizing augmented reality technology. Based on the implementation of experiment, it is obtained the data that learning process using augmented reality which is developed can optimize the students’ learning result.

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Learning Media, Learning Result, Natural Sciences of Elementary School, Research and Development

Exploring the Effect of Professional Competence Regarding Career Development for Research and Development Hospitality Employees (Published)

This study aims to use the social cognitive career theory (SSCT) to explore the effect of professional competence to career development for research and development (R&D) employees in the hospitality industry. There are 128 R&D personnel, who have worked in the hospitality industry for over three years, selected to participate in the questionnaire survey. The structural equation modeling results show that professional competence significantly affects self confidence, self confidence affects job goals, and job goals are affected by job satisfaction. However, self confidence has direct effect on job satisfaction or indirect effect on job satisfaction through job goals. A comprehensive review of different models shows that the model in which professional competence affects self confidence and further affects job goal through job satisfaction is the most ideal model.    

Keywords: Career Development, Professional Competence, Research and Development

Influence of the Project Manager’s Technical Skills On Research And Development Project Outputs In Kenya Industrial Research And Development Institute (Published)

The main study objective was to assess the influence of the influence of the project manager’s technical skills on research and development project outputs in Kenya industrial research and development institute. The research design adopted was both quantitative and qualitative with an explorative, descriptive and explanatory approach. The target population was 133 and stratified random sampling method applied to get to a 105 sample size. A response rate of 70% was realized. Data was collected from R&D staff of KIRDI through administration of structured questionnaires and personal interviews. Collected data was analyzed using content analysis. The analyzed data was presented as frequencies, mean, standard deviation in text, table, bar chart, graph and pie chart formats. The study used multiple linear regression analysis. With a p value of less than 0.05, the regression analysis showed that an increase in technical skills by one unit increased project output in R&D institutions by 1.122. The study recommends that institutions take cognizance of the importance of the three aspects of leadership when evaluating or building capacity of their staff. When recruiting R&D project managers, R&D institutions should not only focus on basic technical capabilities, but also consider other formal skills, human and contextual skills which include competence and/or training in leadership and project management.

Keywords: Project Output., Research and Development, Technical skills