A Pilot Project â?? From Illiteracy to Computer Literacy: Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology
Mohamad Al-Alaoui, Mesrob Ohannessian, Ghinwa Choueiter, Christine Akl, T. Avakian, Ismail Al-Kamal, Rony Ferzli
iJET Volume 3, Number 3, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning, Kassel, Germany
This paper addresses the use of information and communication technologies, ICT or IT for brevity, to combat illiteracy and move participants directly from illiteracy to computer literacy. The resulting assistive technology and instructional software and hardware can be employed to speed up literacy programs and make them more attractive and effective. The approach provides an interactive, self-paced, autonomous and entertaining learning experience, eases entry and exit in and out of the program, and permits monitoring and updating progress status. The hallmark of the proposed approach is the integration of speech and handwriting recognition, as well as audio and visual aids into the flow.
Al-Alaoui, M., Ohannessian, M., Choueiter, G., Akl, C., Avakian, T., Al-Kamal, I. & Ferzli, R. (2008). A Pilot Project â?? From Illiteracy to Computer Literacy: Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 3(3), 4-9. Kassel, Germany: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning.