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Guidelines for digital storytelling for Arab children

Nasralla, Ali Mohamed Husein (2015) Guidelines for digital storytelling for Arab children. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Children are getting more exposed to various technologies in teaching-learning. Various types of teaching-learning have been designed, including interactive digital storytelling. In Malaysia, local children have been clear about story-based learning materials. However, the situation is a little bit different with Arab children. Because the number of Arab children migrating into Malaysia is increasing, for following their parents who are studying at higher levels, they have to also make themselves familiar with the local scenario. In accordance, this study is initiates, to identify their acceptance towards story-based learning materials, or specifically interactive
digital storytelling. Hence, this study reacts proactively, by approaching Arab children asking for their feedback on whether they have any desire for interactive digital storytelling. Through a series of interviews,
this study found that they have a strong desire and tendency. Then, the following objectives
have been stated: (1) to determine the components for the interactive digital storytelling for Arab children, (2) to design and develop a prototype of the interactive digital storytelling, and (3) to observe on how the Arab children experience the interactive digital storytelling. User-centered design (UCD) approach has been gone through in ensuring that the objectives are achieved. The process of determining the components for the interactive digital storytelling was carried out by directly involving Arab children and their teachers from three preschools in Changlun and Sintok. It was similar with the efforts in determining the contents, and interface design until the prototype development. Having the prototype ready, user testing was carried out to explore the way Arab children experience the prototype. All the processes involved various techniques through observation, interviews, and noting. Specifically, the user testing involved qualitative and empirical data. Qualitative data were gathered through observation, meanwhile the empirical data were gathered using Computer System Usability Questionnaire (CSUQ) tool. In the end, having data processed, the findings show that Arab children are highly satisfied with the prototype. Scientifically, the developed prototype is a mirror of the obtained guidelines, obtained through the UCD seminars. Hence, the positive acceptance on the prototype reflects positive acceptance on the guidelines, as the main contribution of this study. Besides the guidelines as the main contribution of this study, the developed prototype is also a wonderful contribution to the Arab children and their teacher. They will be using it as part of their teaching and learning materials

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdul Mutalib, Ariffin
Item ID: 5277
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software > QA76.76 Fuzzy System.
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 01:16
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2021 08:05
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Name: Abdul Mutalib, Ariffin
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5277

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