MENTOR as a Learning Method for Slow Learners
Jerry Chong Chean Fuh1, Khalida Shajaratuddur Harun2, Nor Azlina Abd Rahman3, Sandra A. P Gerald4
2Khalida Shajaratuddur Harun, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India.
3Nor Azlina Abd Rahman, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India.
4Sandra A.P.Gerald, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India., India., India.
1Jerry Chong Chean Fuh, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India.Manuscript received on February 29, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on February 26, 2017. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2017. | PP: 53-61 | Volume-7 Issue-1, March 2017. | Retrieval Number: A2956037117/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper proposed a prototype of an electronic learning system for slow learning children to enable the kindergarten education to create a better learning environment for children between the ages of four to six years old. The purpose is to enable the slow learning children to learn in more effectively and independently at anytime. In general, the term ‘slow learning children’ is referring to children who tend to take longer time to understand certain information when compared to other children with similar age. To elaborate further, kids who require multiple explanations before they are able to grasp a concept. The system should help children improve their ability to be flexible and creative as well as encourage slow learning children to gain confidence in their daily life. The prototype developed after considering several elements that is suitable for slow learner that focusing more on multimedia elements which are images, sounds and interactive activities. The prototype is not just focusing on learning but also enable the teachers to share the children progress with the parents. This paper presented a workable E-learning software prototype which is MENTOR system for young age users for self-improvement and learning. The prototype has 3 users; slow learner children, tutors and parents. In other words the parents able to monitor their child progress using this MENTOR system. The technologies used to develop the prototype and advantages of MENTOR system are also highlighted.
Keywords: Component; MENTOR; slow learning children.