Students’ View on the ICT Courses Specially-Designed for the Deaf Learners

Norazah Nordin, Rozniza Zaharudin, Mohd Hanafi Mohd Yasin, Maimun Aqsha Lubis


Internet and Computers have become requirements of life, mainly because they present a doorway into the World Wide Web. This World Wide Web that delivers an online learning platform is a very essential technology. Therefore, the accessibility issue in Web applications is very crucial, particularly for the Deaf Learners. The main objective of this research is to study the Deaf Learners’ satisfaction and interests in the developed e-learning platform named e-HearMe, which offers ICT courses that are specially designed for these learners. This research applied the quantitative method, whereby a questionnaire for the students’ that acts as the research instrument was distributed to 3 schools. These 3 schools were selected as research locations for their ICT Courses that are offered for the Deaf, for the whole of Malaysia. Thus, a total of 72 Deaf Learners from the Higher Secondary Level of Form 4 and Form 5 are chosen as the research sample. In evaluating the questionnaires’ results, the students were satisfied with the existence of this online e-learning medium e-HearMe, stating that they could share and exchange knowledge of information on the various ICT courses, with other teachers and other students from all over Malaysia, regardless of educational purposes or social purposes.

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