A Pilot Project ? From Illiteracy to Computer Literacy: Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology

Mohamad Adnan Al-Alaoui, Mesrob I. Ohannessian, Ghinwa F. Choueiter, Christine Akl, T. Taline Avakian, Ismail Al-Kamal, Rony Ferzli

Abstract


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.

Keywords


assistive technologies for literacy, speech recognition, handwriting recognition

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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