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Slow Learner Children Profiling for Designing Personalized eBook

  • Marzita Mansor
  • Wan Adilah Wan Adnan
  • Natrah Abdullah
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)

Abstract

Advances in reading technology have created significant interest for young children to use eBook. But similar opportunity and enjoyable experience of using the eBook suit with slow learner needs seems to be impossible. This is due to the fact that the existing eBooks on the market are not designed to suit with the slow learner reading capability. This situation stimulates the desire to explore on the need to design a personalized eBook for slow learner children. This paper presents the findings of the interview session conducted on five slow learner children and a school teacher at one of the primary school in Malaysia in order to explore on the need to provide individual learning. It also presents an overview of the research approach and shares an initiative conducted to adapt Segmented Personalization and Scaffolding approach in the eBook application development. We do hope that this study able to provide an overview on the importance of providing personalized learning especially for individuals with learning disabilities.

Keywords

personalized eBook slow learner reading 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzita Mansor
    • 1
  • Wan Adilah Wan Adnan
    • 1
  • Natrah Abdullah
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Mathematical ScienceUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)Malaysia

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