An Arabic-Based Tutorial System for Children with Special Needs

  • Moutaz Saleh
  • Jihad Mohamad Aljaam
  • Ali Jaoua
  • Abdulmotaleb Elsaddik
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 62)

Abstract

In spite of the current advance of the use of computers in education in the Arab world, complete suites of solutions for students with special needs are very scarce. This paper presents an assistive system managing learning content for children with intellectual challenges. The system provides educational multimedia contents, inspired from the local environment, in different subjects such as math and science to target specific learning goals. The system tracks the individual student progress against the student individualized learning plan assigned by the teachers and according to their abilities. Upon completion of learning a particular task, the system will test the learner to order a set of sub-tasks in its logical sequence necessary to successfully accomplish the main task. The system also facilitates deploying intelligent tutoring algorithms to automatically correct mistakes after a number of trials working adaptively with the learner to successfully learn how to complete the task.

Keywords

Intellectual Disability Computerized Learning Educational Multimedia Contents Personalized Learning 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moutaz Saleh
    • 1
  • Jihad Mohamad Aljaam
    • 1
  • Ali Jaoua
    • 1
  • Abdulmotaleb Elsaddik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.School of information Technology and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaCanada

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