Practices of interactive courseware at Malaysia primary smart school : usage standing and causes attributing

Kamaruddin, Norfadilah (2011) Practices of interactive courseware at Malaysia primary smart school : usage standing and causes attributing. Design Principles and Practices, 5(2), pp. 1-12.

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Malaysian teachers are now using interactive courseware in their teaching practices as part of teaching activity in classroom, to teach some subjects such as languages, mathematics, and science. Towards this, there is some debate going on the effectiveness of interactive courseware used in classroom. This paper reports data from interviews conducted with school principals and teachers from six selected primary Smart Schools across Malaysia.The interview conducted is looked on their current school practices and challenges in the implementation of interactive courseware in the classroom. The interview covers several aspects of their school facilities, the causes attributed and their concerns. However, the findings revealed that these six schools generally need more supports in the physical and technical form, in order to utilize the interactive courseware. Initially, the current support from the Malaysian Ministry of Education in physical form has proved that not very helpful. Thus, the respondents suggested that supports should be both: physical and technical. Therefore, this preliminary findings could be used as a pointer to the Malaysian government and other stakeholders to the improvement of interface design for future interactive courseware.

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ID Code: 50141
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: smart school
ISSN: 1833-1874
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (individual papers), the author(s)
Copyright 2011 (selection and editorial matter) Common Ground
Deposited On: 08 May 2012 02:57
Last Modified: 26 May 2013 05:12

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