e-PRASMO was created to battle the high cost and excessive time involved in the implementation of teaching practicum where supervisors visit the supervisees at the latter’s workplaces (schools). e-PRASMO or electronic Practicum Assessment Model functions as an online platform to allow the traditional supervision to be performed. Created in 2015, e-PRASMO 1.0 consisted of an online learning kit where information was displayed in G.O.A.L.S (Global Open Access Learning System) and the supervisees submitted the recording of their teaching practice on Compact Disk (CD). The online survey conducted showed dissatisfaction felt by supervisors and supervisees as there was little interaction between them. Thus, with improvisation, e-PRASMO 2.0 was introduced in 2016. It still provides all the information in G.O.A.L.S and the revised e-PRASMO also provides avenue for supervision via online forum, which addresses the problem of lack of interaction highlighted earlier. In short, e-PRASMO promotes an effective way of supervising as it is cost-effective, stress-free and flexible and it embraces the cutting-edge technology and the practicality in the assessment of teaching practicum in the 21st century by simultaneously upholding the two main tenets in teaching practicum – support and feedback. The conflation of the characteristics promotes high commercial values to the invention as it can be highly commercialised to be utilised in any kind of practicum aspect in a programme that calls for supervision.
Dr. Ramiaida Darmi, Dr. Haliza Harun, Dr. Fariza Puteh-Behak, Pn. Zarina Ashikin Zakaria, Dr. Suraini Mohd Ali, Pn. Norhana Abdullah, Pn. Normazla Ahmad Mahir, Pn. Norhaili Massari, Dr. Nurkhamimi Zainuddin