International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 2, pages: 133-138, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.2.30

Assistive Courseware for Hearing Impaired Learners in Malaysia

Nurul Nadwan Aziz, Zatul Amilah Shaffiei, Nur Hazwani Mohamad Roseli, Nurul Ulfa Abdul Aziz, Ariffin Abdul Mutalib, Mohd Saifullizam Jaafar

Abstract

This paper reports a research on Hearing Impaired (HI) learners in Malaysia which focuses on beginner level. This research has been carried out with intention to solve problem faced by parents of HI children in teaching their children to know the six basic sounds which is known as Ling-6 Sound. The HI learners were assisted by speciallydeveloped electronic-learning application or known as Assistive Courseware (AC) in their teaching and learning process. The AC utilizes their mother tongue language.  The objectives of the study include 1) To identify the characteristic of AC for HI learners, 2) To design the storyboard of AC for HI learners, and 3) To design the interface of AC for HI learners. This study adapts the Iterative Triangulation Methodology, and is integrated with the IntView Methodology. The storyboard of the prototype is outlined next. The findings of this paper highlight the prototype of the AC labelled with certain characteristics that has been identified and the result is based on interview with parents. The final part concludes this paper.

Keywords:

learning; e-Learning; Assistive Courseware (AC); Hearing Impaired (HI)

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