1 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (MALAYSIA)
2 Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) (MALAYSIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 4494-4505
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Dyslexia is a type of Specific Learning Disability (SLD). Dyslexia individuals usually have a poor-short-term memory, difficulties with directional orientation, reading, spelling, writing, and numeracy problem. With the use of instructional technology and Information Technology, intervention for dyslexia is possible. In this study, the researchers try to conduct a usability testing on using Interactive Multimedia Learning Object (IMLO) amongst dyslexic children.

The objective of this paper is to develop an Interactive Multimedia Learning Object and test its usability amongst dyslexic children.

In this study qualitative approaches were used. The subject is five dyslexic children. Preliminary survey was set up amongst dyslexic children performed tasks using the prototype being tested. Usability testing was used to evaluate IMLO and this study reveals how the learning object support the learning process of dyslexic children. The research instruments used are the prototype of learning object, observation lists, interviews and video recording. Observations through playback have been done. To obtain more inputs, interview to the teachers were also done.

The result of responds in using IMLO was found good. The study also revealed that there was evidence that the dyslexic children enjoyed learning using IMLO. The researchers believe that IMLO can be used as effective teaching materials for dyslexic children . Following this study, the researchers will look into more opportunities in improving the IMLO prototype.
Interactive Multimedia, Usability, Dyslexia, Learning Object.