Academics of CIU explained the Benefits of "A Mobile Application Design for Basic Concept Teaching to Students Who Need Special Education"
Assist. Prof. Dr. Tolgay Karanfiller, Faculty Member of the Faculty of Education, Cyprus International University (CIU) noted that they designed a mobile application that would serve as a teaching aid to teach basic concepts to students who need special education.
Karanfiller stated that "staged teaching method" is used as the basis and he added in this method, materials have been developed to teach basic concepts such as "quantity", "length","width" and "size".
Assist. Prof. Dr. Tolgay Karanfiller, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Göksu and Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Yurtkan, Dean of Engineering Department published a joint article called "A Mobile Application Design for Basic Concept Teaching to Students Who Need Special Education" which was published in Education and Science Education and Science (TEDMEM) journal (TEDMEM) of the Turkish Education Association.
Karanfiller emphasized that there are chapters to help sort objects according to the concepts taught in the application. In practice, the skill level of the learner is first determined by a pre-test. The student concept is finalized according to the level of readiness of the learner.
Hüseyin Göksu noted that students in need of special education need learning skills as well as self-care skills, communication skills, work skills and social skills in their lives. Göksu pointed out that the most important topics in the education of pupils in need of special education are the teaching of basic concepts. He also emphasized that these concepts play an important role in the development of children.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Yurtkan said that with the rapid development of mobile technologies like smartphones and tablets, mobile education applications have become popular. The contribution of mobile technologies to the teaching - learning process is only possible with the development of effective course software. Assist. Prof. Dr. Yurtkan explained that the designed application was developed on the android platform.