A Conceptualisation of Courseware Development Process in Malaysian Educational Context

Kamaruddin, Norfadilah , Hamilton, Jillian , & Park, Ji Yong (2008) A Conceptualisation of Courseware Development Process in Malaysian Educational Context. Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 10(1), pp. 111-126.

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Multimedia-based learning has been accepted as an effective learning tool and has broadly prevailed in various types of education around the world. The Malaysian ministry of education has also adopted this information communication technology (ICT) as the means of an education reformation project called, ‘Smart School’ since 1998, aiming to improve all Malaysian Primary and Secondary students’ learning ability, attitudes, achievement, and further enhance teachers’ teaching performance. As a result, Malaysian Ministry of Education has distributed a number of interactive courseware of the key learning domains such as Mathematics, Science, Bahasa Melayu (Malay language), and English. According to recent reports by Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE), however, the courseware has not been effectively used in schools, and many researchers point out there are vital issues concerning the interface and interaction design. Within this context, this paper presumes that one of the main reasons could derive from a structural aspect of the course development process that is devaluing or ignoring the importance of interface and interaction design. Therefore, it is imperative to conceptualise the courseware development process in terms of creating interactive and quality learning experiences through defining the stakeholders’ needs in terms of better learning and teaching. Within this context, this paper reviews the current development process and proposes a new concept called the interactive communication component which enables courseware developers to embed interactive and quality learning experiences into their courseware development process. The key objective is to provide opportunities to discuss the courseware development process from the different stakeholders’ perspectives of the educational courseware in a Malaysian context.

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ID Code: 29589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: development process, interaction design, interface design, educational courseware
ISSN: 1511-6433
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2010 04:52
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:10

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