"Unboxing the sandbox": a new method of learning PHP advanced web programming / Mohamad Rahimi Mohamad Rosman, Mohammad Azhan Abdul Aziz and Mohd Akmal Faiz Osman

Mohamad Rosman, Mohamad Rahimi and Abdul Aziz, Mohammad Azhan and Osman, Mohd Akmal Faiz (2018) "Unboxing the sandbox": a new method of learning PHP advanced web programming / Mohamad Rahimi Mohamad Rosman, Mohammad Azhan Abdul Aziz and Mohd Akmal Faiz Osman. In: Extended Abstract of Kelantan International Learning and Innovation Exhibition 2018 (KILIEX 2018). Enhancing Commercialisation Through Innovation . Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kelantan, Kota Bharu Kelantan, pp. 13-19. ISBN 9789671672006


The growth of the Internet marks the necessities of a better web application. In Malaysia, the Internet
penetration stands at 77.6% of the total population (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission,
2017). Thus, the demand for information system programmer and web programmer has significantly increased
over the years. One of the popular programming languages is PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (Verma, 2017).
However, many students especially those newbies are having a problem to effectively mastering and proficient
in this language. Therefore, this study is intended to improve students’ performance and understanding towards
PHP programming language. In doing so, we introduce a new educational tool called “MyPHP SandBox”. The
sandbox was developed in two (2) phases. First, an empirical study was conducted. A total of five (5) respondents
selected from the Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kelantan. Then, based on
the empirical findings, the information and content of the sandbox are tailored to the needs of the learners. In
term of usefulness, the sandbox can be used as a diagnostic tool for continuous improvement of student
performance. The system helps educators to monitor learners progress and make any recommendation as needed.
From an empirical viewpoint, findings may help educators to improve their teaching delivery by focusing on
specific criteria that contribute to effective learning experience among learners. Furthermore, the product can be
commercialized as an eBook, App, Print Publication and Paid Online Learning Content


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Mohamad Rosman, Mohamad Rahimi
Abdul Aziz, Mohammad Azhan
Osman, Mohd Akmal Faiz
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan > Machang Campus
Series Name: Enhancing Commercialisation Through Innovation
Event Title: Kelantan International Learning and Innovation Exhibition (KILIEX)
Event Dates: 15 August 2018
Page Range: pp. 13-19
Keywords: advanced web-design, sandbox, PHP, programming language, server-side scripting, and client-side scripting
Date: 15 August 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30241
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