Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 31009
An Interactive Tool for Teaching and Learning English at Upper Primary Level for Mauritius
Abstract:E-learning refers to the specific kind of learning experienced within the domain of educational technology, which can be used in or out of the classroom. In this paper, we give an overview of an e-learning platform 'An Innovative Interactive and Online English Platform for Upper Primary Students' is an interactive web-based application which will serve as an aid to the primary school students in Mauritius. The objectives of this platform are to offer quality learning resources for the English subject at our primary level of education, encourage self-learning and hence promote e-learning. The platform developed consists of several interesting features, for example, the English Verb Conjugation tool, Negative Form tool, Interrogative Form tool and Close Test Generator. Thus, this learning platform will be useful at a time where our country is looking for an alternative to private tuition and also, looking forward to increase the pass rate.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1060515Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1805
 M.S. Sunhaloo, J. Narsoo, and A. Gopaul, 2009. An Interactive ELearning Tool for Kids in Mauritius, Volume 6, 2009, School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering, University of Technology, Mauritius.
 The Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, 09 September 2004, National Report of Mauritius, The Development of Education.
 Shafika Isaacs, April 2007, ICT in Education in Mauritius, Survey on ICT and Education in Africa: Mauritius Country Report. p. 4-10.
 Ministry of Education & Scientific Research, May 2001, Ending the Rat Race in Primary Education and Breaking the Admission Bottleneck at Secondary Level, The Way Forward.
 Ministry of Education and Human Resources, 08 November 2006, Empowering the Nation-s Children, Towards a Quality Curriculum. Available from http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/education/site/file/new curr06.pdf
 Dr V.Ramharai and Mr K.Goodoory, 2003, ICT in Primary Schools of Mauritius: Policy and Practice, International Conference on Open and Online Learning, MIE.
 Mauritius Research Council, May 2004, Teaching and Learning of Science in Schools (Republic of Mauritius), Volume 1, Recommendations & Action Plan (2004-2006), p. 10.
 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Education in Mauritius. Available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Mauritius
[Accessed on 25/11/2009]
 Pudaruth S., Moloo R.K, Mantaye A. and Jannoo N, The 2010 International Conference of Information Engineering, "A survey of ELearning Platforms in Mauritius", July 2010, London, UK.
 Steven Obeegadoo, ex-Minister of Education http://www.lexpress.mu/story/9812-defining-our-priorities.html
 Elango, R. Gudep, V.K, & Selvam M. (2008). Quality of e-learning: Ananalysis is based on e-learners- perception of e-learning. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 6(1).
 St Pierre P., (2009). Abolition des le├ºons particulières : Les enseignants descendent dans les rues. L-Express - electronic version. Available from http://www.lexpress.mu/services/archivenews-8242-abolition-deslecons- particulieres-les-enseignants-descendent-dans-les-rues.html
 Hilbert P, (2009). EDUCATION La réforme Bunwaree re├ºoit le feu vert du gouvernement. L-Express - electronic version. Available from http://www.lexpress.mu/services/epaper-72578-b-education-la-reformebunwaree- recoit-le-feu-vert-du-gouvernement-b.html
 The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008. (2008). World Economic Forum.
 Milani I, M. (2008). Cultural impact on online education quality perception. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 6 (2), 149-160.
 Linsay P, (2009). The need to abolish private tuitions L-Express - electronic version. Available from http://www.lexpress.mu/news/135-blog-the-need-to-abolish-privatetuitions. html
 Sergiovanni, T. J. & Starratt, R. J. (1988) Supervision: Human perspective (4th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.