American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Assistive Courseware for the Visually Impaired based on Theory of Multiple Intelligence and SECI Model

Nurulnadwan Aziz, Nur Hazwani Mohamad Roseli, Erratul Shela Eshak and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2011.150.156

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 150-156

Abstract

Problem statement: Courseware is one of the educational aids in teaching and learning process. Nowadays, courseware together with multimedia elements is utilized to ease learners in grasping knowledge. However, the courseware for Visually-Impaired (VI) is yet to be developed. Approach: This study discusses the development of Assistive Courseware (AC) for visually impaired learners based on Theory of Multiple Intelligence (MI) and also adapt knowledge spiral model. It explains how the AC delivers knowledge to VI learners. The phases, design and development methods involved in the research are outlined. Results: Results showed that the AC is fully equipped with the eight types of MI theory and the use of SECI model in transferring knowledge between AC and VI learners has been proven. Conclusion: The AC has been proposed for the VI learners and observed on their reactions. Overall, the VI learners were vary positive upon the AC and was excited to learn with the AC. Next step of the study is not only to report on the findings from observation, but also to experiment the prototype with VI learners in terms of cognitive implications using empirical data.

Copyright

© 2011 Nurulnadwan Aziz, Nur Hazwani Mohamad Roseli, Erratul Shela Eshak and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.