The influence of android-based “ISLAM SEHAT” application for traditional Islamic boarding schools’ (TIBS) students in Indonesia
Keywords:Islam Sehat, Islamic boarding school, learning, smartphone, website application
Technology must provide benefits for the poor and marginalized people, especially those who have low access to technology and lack school fees to improve their welfare. In this case, the Android-based ISLAM SEHAT website application has been designed to help students, especially students of TIBS in Indonesia. This application provides students information about clean and healthy living procedures and opportunities to interact with doctors and teachers through a virtual forum. This study aimed to measure the responses of TIBS students to this application and measure its influence on the increase in average knowledge about health. An experimental design was conducted on 134 students from five TIBSs from four districts in West Java Province, Indonesia. Measurements were conducted using online and offline questionnaires based on EUCS Model and Nielsen Model to discover responses to website applications and Retrieval Knowledge (RK) Model to determine the increase in post-use knowledge (experimentation). Data processing used Z-test and t-test with a p-value of rejection at .01. The results show that the ISLAM SEHAT website application has a significantly high usability value, ease of use, ease to learn, and user satisfaction (Z = 38.87, p = .01.). This application also has a significantly higher mean score (Z = 28.56, p = .01.) of the measurement of display and design aspects. Similarly, it significantly influences increasing knowledge about clean and healthy living procedures (t = 9,414, p = .01.). These results open up opportunities for the development of the smartphone utilization model in the learning process within the environment of TIBS.