NIEARA: Gamified Literacy App for Children with Learning Disabilities

Chuah, Kee Man and Radina, Mohamad Deli and Noorhaslina, Senin (2019) NIEARA: Gamified Literacy App for Children with Learning Disabilities. Sustainable Community Transformation, 15 (1). p. 14. ISSN 1675-5820

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Abstract

NieAra is a literacy mobile app that holds true to the primary purpose of promoting vocabulary acquisition for children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Derived from the Swahili word of “niara”, which means with utmost purpose, NieAra aims to assist children in the process of recognizing letters and words formation. The application is designed and developed based on theoretical foundations of gamification and language acquisition in aiding the learners to learn words effectively beyond the “fun” factor. It uses several localised metaphors in creating suitable learning paths for learners to learn words as they complete well-designed learning missions. As they complete each mission, they are able to learn multiple sets of contextualised words. In addition, the review of previous similar games shows that limited considerations were given in incorporating a learning analytics component. In NieAra, however, parents would be able to track their child’s learning through a visualized map with specific details of the child’s performance in each level. For example, parents can identify which letters their child have problems recognizing. The game will then provide more options for practice with meaningful drills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NieAra, learning disabilities, dyslexia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language & Communication
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 07:16
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 07:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31442

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