Mobile Learning Model for Children with Special Learning Needs

Tan, Ping Ping and Azlina, Ahmadi Julaihi and Goh, Maybelline Boon Ling (2022) Mobile Learning Model for Children with Special Learning Needs. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 4 (3). pp. 1-12.

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The mobile learning developed for children with special learning needs have limited users even within the same learning disability because severity in learning disability varies greatly even within a specific learning disability. Mobile learning developed for these children currently uses the same model used by any mobile application development where it caters for the masses rather than focusing on personalisation. The objective of this paper is to propose a mobile learning model for children with special learning needs, named APIE. ADDIE model is a generic instructional system design model that consists of processes: Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. APIE is a modification from the ADDIE model, which makes APIE a mobile learning application development model. APIE iterates the design and develop processes under the Personalisation stage to explore the most suitable way for customisation for individual learning. APIE is applied to the development of a mobile learning for Dyslexic Children to assist the children to read and spell. Through APIE, a mobile learning application, DysleRead is produced. DysleRead integrates two classroom approaches: sight word and phonic where teachers can set and monitor individual learning needs of the children. The teachers find DysleRead helpful to teach the children. This shows that the mobile learning application produced using APIE meets the objective to cater for personalisation within a specific learning need without undermining the role of the teachers. Hypothetically, APIE model is applicable to other special learning needs too

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile learning, mobile learning model, ADDIE, sight word, phonic approach
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Ping
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 02:02
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2022 02:02

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