Abstract: The teaching and learning process needs to be supported by the development of innovative media to increase students interest in learning. A good learning motivation and atmosphere will support learning to be optimal. Interactive whiteboard is an alternative visual media presentation. The development of interactive whiteboard assisted learning media was carried out in the first year. To see whether the interactive whiteboard assisted learning media is feasible to use the researchers conducted a trial limited to students in the sixth semester of Civic. Based on the results of the pretest and posttest conducted, it was found that there were differences in the value between the pretest and posttest scores of the sixth semester students of Civic the Universitas PGRI Semarang in the 2017/2018 school year of 67.81 and 71.26. In the 2nd year, the study continued by testing whether the interactive whiteboard assisted learning media could be used widely. For this reason the researchers conducted an expanded trial by applying the media to two universities, namely the Universitas PGRI Semarang and IKIP Veteran Semarang. The results obtained in the use of interactive whiteboard assisted learning media are quite satisfying. The value of the pre-test and post-test for the sixth semester students of Civic the Universitas PGRI Semarang in the 2018/2019 school year were 70.31 and 72.05. While the value of pretest and posttest for students in the sixth semester of Civic in IKIP Veteran Semarang in the 2018/2019 academic year is 63.68 and 68.94. It can be concluded that there is a difference in the value between the pre test and post test, although, it is not so significant. The constructivism approach included in the interactive whiteboard assisted learning media has also helped students develop their interest in learning in public policy courses which in fact are in the form of theory. With the use of media, students actively participate in the teaching and learning process. Visual presentation media displayed on the interactive whiteboard is expected to continually safeguard student learning and be widely used.
Rosalina Ginting, Maryanto , Ika Menarianti and Achmad Buchori, 2019. Implementation Interactive Whiteboard Media with Constructivism Approach to Public Policy Courses. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 7248-7253.