Innovative Improvised Low-Cost Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard (IW-IWB) Learning Tool For Teaching Chinese As A Second Language (TCSL)
Kung-Teck1, Wong; Kuan Nien Tan2, Chia Ying Lin3
1Kung-Teck, Wong; Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
2Kuan Nien Tan, SMK Taman Mount Austin, Johor, Malaysia.
3Chia Ying Lin, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2233-2237 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4803119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4803.119119
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Abstract: The aim of this study is to understand the effectiveness of Improvised Low-cost Wiimote Interactive Whiteboards (Iw-IWB) as educational technology learning tool for Teaching Chinese as Second Language (TCSL) for lower primary pupils in government schools in Malaysia settings. This study are to design and develop an improvised Wiimote IWBs and to identify how far the new innovation leaning tool, the improvised version of interactive whiteboards, could improve pupils’ achievement and their learning motivation in learning Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). A total number of 46 lower primary pupils study in government schools have involved in this study. The participants were split into two groups (treatment and control). The treatment group used the new developed improvised low-cost Wiimote interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to teach and learn Chinese characters, while the control group used traditional pedagogy. In this study, researchers have design and develop the improvised version of interactive whiteboard and thereafter using pre-test and post-test to identify the effectiveness of the new developed learning tool to enhanced pupils achievement and learning motivation in learning TCSL. The outcomes of the study showed that there has no difference in the students’ achievement and level of motivation between the classes with and without the use of improvised low-cost Wiimote IWB. However, the students’ achievement did show significant improvement before and after the use of Wiimote interactive whiteboard. Implication, improvised low-cost Wiimote IWB is a low-cost alternative which has potential to replace the expensive interactive whiteboard that many schools and teachers could not afford.
Keywords: Improvised Low-cost Wiimote IWB, Educational Technology, Chinese Language, Motivation.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems