Practices of Interactive Courseware at Malaysia Primary Smart School: Usage Standing and Causes Attributing

By Norfadilah Kamaruddin.

Published by The Design Collection

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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.

Keywords: Education Technology, Interactive Courseware

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 758.392KB).

Norfadilah Kamaruddin

PhD Candidate, Art and Design, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Norfadilah Kamaruddin is a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her research is focused on developing effective interface design guidelines for educational courseware to enhance and create interactive learning experience.


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