Signal Processing and Information Technology. First International Joint Conference, SPIT 2011 and IPC 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1-2, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Arabic-Based Tutorial System for Children with Special Needs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-32573-1_3,
        author={Moutaz Saleh and Jihad Aljaam and Ali Jaoua and Abdulmotaleb Elsaddik},
        title={An Arabic-Based Tutorial System for Children with Special Needs},
        proceedings={Signal Processing and Information Technology. First International Joint Conference, SPIT 2011 and IPC 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1-2, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SPIT \& IPC},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Intellectual Disability Computerized Learning Educational Multimedia Contents Personalized Learning},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-32573-1_3}
    }
    
  • Moutaz Saleh
    Jihad Aljaam
    Ali Jaoua
    Abdulmotaleb Elsaddik
    Year: 2012
    An Arabic-Based Tutorial System for Children with Special Needs
    SPIT & IPC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32573-1_3
Moutaz Saleh1,*, Jihad Aljaam1,*, Ali Jaoua1,*, Abdulmotaleb Elsaddik2,*
  • 1: Qatar University
  • 2: University of Ottawa
*Contact email: moutaz.saleh@qu.edu.qa, jaam@qu.edu.qa, jaoua@qu.edu.qa, elsaddik@mcrlab.uottawa.ca

Abstract

In spite of the current advance of the use of computers in education in the Arab world, complete suites of solutions for students with special needs are very scarce. This paper presents an assistive system managing learning content for children with intellectual challenges. The system provides educational multimedia contents, inspired from the local environment, in different subjects such as math and science to target specific learning goals. The system tracks the individual student progress against the student individualized learning plan assigned by the teachers and according to their abilities. Upon completion of learning a particular task, the system will test the learner to order a set of sub-tasks in its logical sequence necessary to successfully accomplish the main task. The system also facilitates deploying intelligent tutoring algorithms to automatically correct mistakes after a number of trials working adaptively with the learner to successfully learn how to complete the task.