INTEGRATING SEGMENTING PRINCIPLES INTO TEXT AND VIDEO ELEMENTS OF AN EDUCATIONAL APP

Authors

  • A. Osman Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis
  • W. A. J. Wan Yahaya Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
  • N. A. Wahab Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis
  • R. Ramle Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis
  • N. Ibrahim Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v10i2s.68

Keywords:

segmenting principle, educational video, literacy intervention, pre-service teachers.

Abstract

The core idea of segmenting is based on empirical evidence that learners learn better when learning materials are divided into bite-size chunks that can be ingested at learner’s own pace. This paper discusses the integration of segmenting principle into an educational app that contains instructions in performing early literacy intervention towards children with reading difficulties such as dyslexia. The learning contents are delivered using textual and video representation. Video act as a modeling tool to complement the textual elements, thus enhancing visualization of an actual teaching-learning activities. Segmenting principle primarily dictates the presentation of textual descriptions of the intervention technique, and the division of videos into smaller, but meaningful segments. The results of preliminary testing indicate encouraging effects of the app toward target learners, the pre-service teachers.

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Published

2018-05-30

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Research Articles