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Employing design and development research (DDR) approaches in the design and development of online Arabic vocabulary learning games prototype

Sahrir, Muhammad Sabri and Alias, Nor Aziah and Osman, Nurulhuda (2012) Employing design and development research (DDR) approaches in the design and development of online Arabic vocabulary learning games prototype. In: International Educational Technology Conference 2012, Taiwan, 11 - 13 July 2012, National Central University, Taiwan.

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The design and development research, first proposed by Brown and Collins in the 1990s, is currently among the well-known methods in educational research to test theory and validate its practicality. The method is also known as developmental research, design research, design-based research, formative research and design-cased and possesses conceptual underpinning and practical aspects of the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of ‘doing’. This paper describes the design and development of a web-based Arabic vocabulary learning games prototype incorporating the methods and approaches of DDR for elementary learners in Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The effort in generating this learning prototype attempts to design, develop and integrate a game-based learning application in an online platform. It is meant to provide an interactive learning experience for learners who have been through traditional non-computer based Arabic teaching and learning methods. Their feedbacks and responses are then gathered and analysed as the formative evaluation for the design and development principles. The exploration of the potential of use for the game-based learning prototype in teaching and learning in real setting by various experts, learners and teachers was also among the steps taken to evaluate the usability and practicality of the prototype during the design and development phases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design and development research, online games, Arabic vocabulary learning, formative evaluation, web-based games
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Sabri Sahrir
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 04:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17962

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