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Jonaki - An mLearning Tool to Reduce Illiteracy in Bangladesh

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Rayhan Uddin Ahmed, A.S.M. Mahmudul Hasan, Mst. Afroza Sultana, Md. Ishtiaq Iqbal, Ummay Fatama Tuj Johora
10.5120/ijca2015906761

Rayhan Uddin Ahmed, Mahmudul A S M Hasan, Mst. Afroza Sultana, Md. Ishtiaq Iqbal and Ummay Fatama Tuj Johora. Article: Jonaki - An mLearning Tool to Reduce Illiteracy in Bangladesh. International Journal of Computer Applications 128(17):21-25, October 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Rayhan Uddin Ahmed and A.S.M. Mahmudul Hasan and Mst. Afroza Sultana and Md. Ishtiaq Iqbal and Ummay Fatama Tuj Johora},
	title = {Article: Jonaki - An mLearning Tool to Reduce Illiteracy in Bangladesh},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {128},
	number = {17},
	pages = {21-25},
	month = {October},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

Bangladesh is a densely populated country with a high rate of illiteracy. The largest group that contributes to this high rate is from the adult population. Due to the widespread acceptance of mobile phones, developing mobile phone based adult literacy learning tools may help the country with literacy issues. This paper introduces one such mobile application called "Jonaki" - a simple yet powerful self-learning mobile application to teach people how to read and write Bengali. With the help of audio and video, the application creates a friendly learning environment for the illiterates. With the help of surveys on mobile phone usage by people with zero level education, the user interface of the application is made an easy one. If utilized by the government and the mobile operators, Jonaki may drastically reduce illiteracy in Bangladesh within a short span of time.

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Keywords

mLearning, Illiteracy, Adult Literacy, Mobile Application.