Borneo International Journal eISSN 2636-9826 <p class="font_7" style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Overview</span></span></p> <p class="font_7" style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Borneo International&nbsp;Journal ISSN 2636-9826 (online) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access&nbsp;journal that publishes&nbsp;original research and&nbsp;reviews covering a wide range of subjects in Islamic studies, Arabic language, science, technology, business, management, social science, architecture and medicine.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 16px;">It also publishes&nbsp;special issues of selected conference papers.</span></p> <p class="font_7" style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Publication Issues&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="font_7" style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Borneo International Journal is quarterly published.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="font_7" style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> en-US (Editor-in-Chief) (Majmuah) Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Is Equal Weightage in All Summative Assessments Fair to Undergraduate Student? <p>Learning is often quoted as a lifelong process. In other words, life is about learning. As prominent institutions, universities are concerned with valued and measurable learning among undergraduate students so that their mastery level of a particular content knowledge can be quantitatively gauged. Of many types of assessments, summative assessment plays a greater role in majority of engineering courses due to nature of the content knowledge. This paper mathematically investigates the fairness issue of equal weightage for all summative assessments i.e., assignments, mid-term test and end-term examination. A multiple objective optimization on the basis of ratio analysis (MOORA) is utilized to assign equal weight for the aforementioned assessments. It was found that the number of students failing the selected engineering course increases by about five times using the MOORA method. The finding clearly reveals the advantages of the former method (unequal weights) as compared to MOORA method in terms of catering students with different learning styles and speed of knowledge acquisition.</p> Khairul Fikri Tamrin ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 01 Nov 2018 04:27:12 +0000 Implementation of Problem Based Learning Component for Open-Ended Engineering Laboratory: Early Comparison on Students’ Performance <p>Problem based learning has been adopted worldwide in several disciplines of education particularly in medicine. The opportunity for implementation of problem based learning component was observed with the implementation of open-ended laboratory in engineering education. Achievements of students in two cohorts were compared to assess the effectiveness of the problem based learning component implementation component in Engineering Laboratory 4. The results shows promising improvement in students’ achievements.</p> R.P. Jong, K. F. Tamrin ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Comparing Consumer’s Awareness, Attitudes and Perceptions towards Genetically Modified Foods (GMFs) <p>Genetically Modified Foods (GMFs) has been a matter considerable interest and worldwide public controversy. Due to the world’s fastest growing recognition that addresses food safety issues and other uncertainties. In order to solve this problem, conducted research is appropriate to evaluate the consumers’ awareness towards the existing of genetically modified foods in the urban and rural area in Sarawak. This study conducted to identify the level of awareness towards consumers because they had little knowledge on genetically modified foods and they also cannot assess genetically modified foods by themselves. Furthermore, this study will provide the firm’s top management to more concern about genetically modified and also provide knowledge for the further research. A 46 structured questions consumer survey has been prepared with a total 351 respondents from urban and 100 respondents from rural had been collected emphasizing on awareness of the consumers about genetically modified foods, the acceptability of GMFs by consumers and legislations and information sources were assessed in the questionnaire. The results show that the level of genetically modified food in both urban and rural area is very low. Consumers failed to indicate or identify its appearance due to lack of labeling and information in packaging. The study showed that the consumers were not aware which products contain genetically modified despite living in urban or rural areas. Since GMFs will be merging in the future, there is need finding out the consumer’s awareness, attitudes, and perceptions toward GMFs. This study will provide a better understanding of the company, marketer, and consumers on the level of consumers toward GMFs. Moreover, by identifying awareness, attitudes, and perceptions allow the companies and marketers to fulfill the needs and wants of consumers of difference segment as well preferences.</p> Ahmad Faisal Mahdi, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Kepentingan Amalan Religiositi Dalam Pembangunan Profesional <p>Muslim profesional sering dikaitkan dengan komitmen individu dalam penghayatan amalan religiositi. Persoalannya, adakah profesionalisme dan penghayatan amalan religiositi mempunyai hubungan secara positif? Sekiranya saling berkaitan, apakah amalan yang dimaksudkan? Justeru, kaedah kualitatif phenomenology digunakan untuk mengenalpasti amalan-amalan religiositi yang dilaksanakan. Penulisan ini terbentuk hasil daripada beberapa siri temu bual separa berstruktur, analisis dokumen dan kaedah pemerhatian bukan penyertaan di dalam meneliti amalan religiositi yang dipraktikkan semasa bekerja, yang mempengaruhi pemantapan profesionalisme belia Muslim. Hasil kajian menunjukkan bahawa profesionalisme seseorang itu terhasil daripada penghayatan amalan religiositi melalui i) amalan infiradi dan ii) amalan ijtima’i, yang kemudiannya membentuk pemantapan profesionalisme individu terhadap Allah s.w.t (habluminallah) dan terhadap masyarakat dan rakan sekerja (habluminannas).</p> M. Z. Mohd Zin, Nurfahiratul Azlina Ahmad, Rohaya Sulaiman ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:14:08 +0000 Smartphone-based laser glucometer for non-invasive measurement of glucose level of diabetic patients <p>A glucose meter (or glucometer) is a medical device for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood by pricking a finger to draw blood sample using a sharp needle. However, diabetic patient has quite slow level in wound healing process which causes their fingers constantly in a state of wounded and exposed to bacteria. More importantly, two main factors for the weakness of invasive technique is a painful process and cost often because constant monitoring of glucose level is very expensive. The main objective of this research is to design and develop a non-invasive optical measuring technique to measure body glucose level automatically and painlessly using a laser pointer and a smartphone. Images captured by the smartphone is analysed using a Matlab software to determine the refractive index of the urine sample. Calibration of the system is performed by correlating the results with that of the glucometer. Both results compare well with R-squared value of 92.9%. The system can be potentially used for remote health and patient monitoring.</p> K. F. Tamrin, A. N. Adilah, M.M. Hamdi, R.P. Jong ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000