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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 6, No. 2 (2010) open journal systems 


Proposing a web-based tutorial system to teach Malay language braille code to the sighted

Lay Wah Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Kok Keong Foo, Universiti Sains Malaysia


Abstract
The e-KodBrailleBM Tutorial System is a web-based tutorial system which is specially designed to teach, facilitate and support the learning of Malay Language Braille Code to individuals who are sighted. The targeted group includes special education teachers, pre-service teachers, and parents. Learning Braille code involves memorisation and repeated practice for mastery; hence an automated tutorial system would be a suitable medium of instruction. Instruction in e-KodBrailleBM consists of three phases: Modelling, Guided Practice and Independent Practice. In addition, an Extended Activity phase provides additional practice. Reusable learning objects such as Self-Learning Tutorials, Braille Simulator, Braille Exercises, Summative Self-Assessments and Braille Games will be developed to support the instructional phases. These learning materials are designed to be interactive, progressive and cumulative. The development of this tutorial system requires expertise from various fields, thus a multi-disciplinary team approach is employed in this project. It is hoped that the use of computer and Internet technology would bring greater advancement and convenience towards the teaching and learning of Malay Braille code to the sighted.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556