Thursday, April 2, 2015

Online Multiple Intelligences Teaching Tools (On-MITT)

Lecturers become curriculum developers either to create or design teaching material. On-MITT is a rich collection of teaching templates designed to save lecturers time in preparing their teaching material. Most of the free online teaching tools offers the trial version and user can’t edit and save the templates. Using the Multiple Intelligence Teaching Tools, lecturers can create free games, quizzes, activities, interactive diagrams and applications based on the Multiple Intelligence theory in a few second. Not only that, no coding is required because this tools are easy to use and user friendly. The tools also offer the user to organize, save, print and export to others document such as jpg file, doc and etc. In addition, the templates can be changed later or edit in any time. This tool actually gives educators the power to generate their own in-depth, effective and innovative teaching tools.
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Benefits of using these tools are:

  • No need to be an ICT expert to produce an engaging ICT-based lesson.
  • User can integrate ICT within subject teaching - efficiently preparing a unique resource for your students' requirements.
  • All the tools are Flash-based/Web based; they work effectively regardless of computer system via a digital projector, interactive whiteboard, computer network.

On-MITT Teaching Activities

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Multiple Intelligences Educational Courseware, 2008

Intan et. al (2008) believed that every human being has at least one intelligent, and some of them can even possess to a maximum of eight intelligences. MI Educational Courseware was developed based on the theory of MI in education by Howard Gardner for Smart School in Malaysia. This courseware provides a comprehensive and interactive notes, exercises, tutorials and quizzes that equipped with animated graphics and games which can excite and entertain students and improve the information transformation from short term memory into long-term memory.

Example of game style learning, learning through drawing, and click and drag exercises

The novelty of the courseware is that the system can easily be customized, maintained and updated. As an independent system, the courseware allows students to navigate through system to a specific part of their interest. The courseware is focus on Chemistry Subject (consists for 4 subtopic) at Sekolah Menengah Tengku Menteri Changkat Jering Taiping, one of the smart schools in Malaysia.
 The strengths of this courseware is before entering the system, students have to logon with their names and personal password. This system will find student’s name in file user.txt located in the project folder. If the student finds the user name in that specific files and that particular password is match, the system will brings him to the main menu. Teachers also have their own password that contains sensitive information such as student’s marks. Teachers can edit and delete students answer scripts from this site.

Another strengths of this courseware, teacher can update the content without having to edit any Authorware files because the notes were built in HTML format. They can edit and update these files using any HTML editor or web editor or even Ms. Word. However, they have to save with the same file name because Authorware package pieces will find file with the same name. 

A Framework for using Multiple Intelligences (EDUCE), 2004

A different approach is taken by D.Kelly & B.Tangney(2004), developed an Intelligent Tutoring System (EDUCE) that utilizes learning characteristics and the Multiple Intelligences concept to provide an individualized learning environment. EDUCE offers individualized learning by allowing the learner to take the initiative and choose from a diversity of instructional methods. It makes available a learning environment in which students can choose material according to their need and preferences.
The authors presents EDUCE’s framework for using Multiple Intelligences and describes how EDUCE incorporates the Multiple Intelligences theory into its architecture and design and demonstrates how students can choose between Multiple Intelligences differentiated material.

 EDUCE Architecture and the Role of MI 

Multiple Intelligences Learning Activities (MILA) Model

Sakchai et al (2008) proposed a MI Learning Activities (MILA) Model in e-learning Environment & group the intelligences into 3 regions:
1.       1. Interactive domain  (Linguistic, Interpersonal and Kinesthetic)
2.   Analytic domain (Logical- Mathematical, Musical and Naturalist)
3.    Introspective domain  (Intrapersonal, Spatial and Existential)

Figure 1: Multiple Intelligences Learning Activities (MILA) Model

Categories of Intelligences Types