Reflective learning is a useful approach to transfer experience into knowledge. The importance of reflective learning has been realized over many research. Often, the lack of proper guidance results in a superficial and incomplete reflection. A guided reflection approach narrows the focus on only important aspects so that the students can trigger intended learning. A group reflection is directly related to individual reflection. The behavior and thoughts of individuals are important to provide a different perspective on the situation. The emotional changes also influence the self-motivation of students towards learning. There are various tools for reflection like journals, log entries, and diaries. However, manual analysis of the data is tiring. Many of the students in higher education use technological devices in their daily learning activities.
This thesis project focuses on finding the perception of students on the influence of guided reflection with the features like sentiment analysis and peer-review feedback approach. The project also produces a web-based application to serve as a tool for the reflection writing process. Seventeen higher education students participated in the user review testing to provide their opinion on the application and its features. The result shows that the student's perception of the impact of guided approach with sentiment analysis and peer-review approach was positive. The structured reflection process with the application made the reflection process more manageable and easy to retract the data for future reference.