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M-Kinyarwanda: Promoting Autonomous Language Learning through a Robust Mobile Application
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International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning,

Abstract

Kinyarwanda, the national official language used by the population of Rwanda, was greatly affected by the tragic history that faced the country. The 13th annual national dialogue held at Kigali from 21st to 22nd December 2015, recommended the government of Rwanda, to put in place all measures to enhance and maintain the above mentioned language. This language, Kinyarwanda, holds the national identity and culture heritage values for the country, since its existence. This study proposes M-Kinyarwanda, an autonomous Mobile language learning application that will integrate multimedia techniques to teach and learn Kinyarwanda, in order to improve the efficiency in the language. The design and development of this mobile learning application will apply the prototype software development lifecycle approach, which requires more user involvement to allow them to see and interact with the prototype for better and more complete feedback and specifications. To measure the success of the developed system, evaluation will be carried out in the lab and expert-walk-through. Also, system field-testing will be conducted. We hope that M-Kinyarwanda will increase the motivation and efficiency of Kinyarwanda language learners, no matter where they are and when. [For the complete proceedings, see ED579190.]

Citation

Bikorimana, E., Rutayisire, J., Omar, M.S. & Sun, Y. (2017). M-Kinyarwanda: Promoting Autonomous Language Learning through a Robust Mobile Application. Presented at International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2022 from .

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