A Conceptual Proposal for Mobile Learning Interactive Courseware for Basic French-Malay
In this study, an interactive mobile learning web-based system will be developed, 'Basic French-Malay Words,' especially for the first-timer students taking French subjects in schools or universities. The development of this system is to learn the difficulties of the Malay tongue students to understand French as a foreign language using existing conventional methods. Therefore, to overcome this problem, the first objective of this research is to identify the system's criteria that will be a suitable platform to learn. Next is developing a mobile learning web-based system that will help students overcome the arising problems. The last objective is to evaluate students' and educators' satisfaction via the usability of the application. Hence, this study is intended to design and develop a mobile web-based system for students to learn French in the Malay language. The methodology used for identifying the requirements is from the literature review content analysis and interviews. The software development uses Waterfall Model, and the technique for software evaluation uses heuristic evaluation. In conclusion, the expected result will be the requirements, software prototype, and level of user satisfaction in using this mobile learning web-based system. Therefore, this article presents the conceptual proposal for this research.
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