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Arabic Language Learning (All) for kids

Salim, Trigui Mohamed and Zulkifli, Abdul Nasir and Faisal Mohamed, Nur Fadziana and Abd Razak, Abd Hadi and Saad, Mohd Nizam (2010) Arabic Language Learning (All) for kids. In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2010 (KMICe2010), 25-27 May 2010, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Arabic Language has an exceptional position in Islam.It is the language of Quran, thus the need to learn and understand Arabic amongst Muslims is of paramount importance. For countries where their native language is not Arabic, the language is only taught in special schools. Arabic language needs to be introduced to children at early ages such as in the kindergarten.With the advent of computer technology, various kind of multimedia tools have been developed for the purpose of language learning.Since children are attracted to computer applications especially those that involve multimedia, there is a need to develop Arabic language learning applications for them.Even though there are few applications available in the market for that purpose, most of them do not fully utilize the multimedia elements.The prime objective of this study was to propose an Arabic Language Learning (ALL) for kids of ages between 4 to 6 years old that enable them to learn the language.In the process, an interactive field-tested ALL for kids has been developed as an alternative to the traditional learning tools.The results of user evaluation on the ALL indicate that it has good usability in terms of Learn ability, Usefulness, Ease of Use and Outcome/Future Use.The results also indicate that there is a significant difference between novice and expert users for Usefulness and Ease of Use, while no significant difference for learn ability and Outcome/Future Use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-2078-40-1 Organized by: UUM College Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic language, foreign language, interactive, multimedia
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Abdul Nasir Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 01:04
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 01:04
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11149

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