The Effectiveness of Multimedia in Education for Special Education (MESE) to Improve Reading Ability and Memorizing for Children with Intellectual Disability
Munir Munir, Wawan Setiawan, Eddy Nugroho, Jajang Kusnendar, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia ; Aji Wibawa
iJET Volume 13, Number 8, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany
The difference between learning using one sensory ability (e.g. reading text or hearing or looking at the pictures only) and two or more (e.g. reading text equipped by sound and visualized by animation; and even allows children to get involved directly in the process of learning) was that the low ability in memorizing. MESE (Multimedia in Education for Special Education) was a multimedia application developed for reading for children with intellectual disability. This research aimed to find out MESE effectiveness in learning related to reading skills and memorizing. MESE was very attractive and had interactive ability that provided opportunity to learners for independent study. The method used was SSR (Single Subject Research). The results showed that learning by using MESE application enhanced reading skill and memorizing. The analysis of the student’s worksheet of reading ability and memorizing showed positive result though several sessions showed a decline and or a stable.
Munir, M., Setiawan, W., Nugroho, E., Kusnendar, J. & Wibawa, A. (2018). The Effectiveness of Multimedia in Education for Special Education (MESE) to Improve Reading Ability and Memorizing for Children with Intellectual Disability. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(8), 254-263. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.