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Conceptual Approach of Developing a Courseware to Educate Schoolchildren in Raising Resilence Towards Flood Disaster

Thiruchelvam, Sivadass and Chit, Suwannit Chareen and Norkhairi, Fatin Faiqa and Basri, Nurfarha Nabilah (2018) Conceptual Approach of Developing a Courseware to Educate Schoolchildren in Raising Resilence Towards Flood Disaster. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2018, 25 –27 July 2018, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Flood has been a common natural disaster which can occur at any time since its magnitude and frequency are highly dependent on climate change. During floods, children appear to be at greater risk of injury and death as well as other health issues including long-term psychological effect. Hence, it brings into focus the responsibility of educating schoolchildren to be better prepared for floods. Although there are numerous awareness campaigns related to flood disaster being conducted at school levels, child drowning statistics still appears to be a major concern over the years.It is envisaged that multimedia technology would be appropriate to better equip schoolchildren residing in flood prone areas with the necessary knowledge and skills to increase their resilience towards flood disaster. Adopting AGILE technology, a courseware entitled “Jom SIAP Bersama Si Kelip” will be developed and tested involving the stakeholders throughout the development phase. Based upon, experiential learning this multimedia courseware aims to educate schoolchildren on flood disaster and what to do in the event of a flood. The schoolchildren will be tested on their understanding of flood hazard and its related disaster risk reduction by a quiz module which gauges the effectiveness of this courseware. Given the plethora of teaching resources on flood disaster, this paper pays particular attention to the need to develop a dedicated courseware that can be utilized in disaster risk reduction effort amongst schoolchildren.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789670910871 Organized by: School of Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multimedia courseware, disaster risk reduction, resilience, empowerment
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 01:50
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 01:50

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