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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2014 Vol.4(3): 289-292 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.415

Initiating Functional Vocabulary Learning for Mental Retardation Students with Educational Technology Approach

Ai-Chiao Ku, Shu-Hsuan Chang, and Li-Chih Yu
Abstract—This study developed functional vocabulary learning system for mental retardation students to assist three moderate ones enrolled in special education classes of vocational schools, and discusses the learning effect of the within and extra fading strategies. And the alternative treatment design of the single subject experiment design was adopted to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning system. The teaching strategy adopted photos of physical goods as cues combined with the fading strategy within a stimulus-control process. After experiment, this study has the preliminary result: Stimulus fading strategies can assist functional vocabulary learning in moderate mental retardation students enrolled in special education classes of vocational schools; learning achievement with the extra fading strategy exceeded that with the within fading strategy.

Index Terms—Word recognition, pedagogical agent, special education, vocational education.

Ai-Chiao Ku is with the Industrial Education of Postgraduate studies in Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (e-mail: g1h2c3tw@ yahoo.com.tw).
Shu-Hsuan Chang is with Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (e-mail: shc@cc.ncue.edu.tw).
Li-Chih Yu is with the Department of Management Information System, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (e-mail: lazymen306@gmail.com).

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Cite: Ai-Chiao Ku, Shu-Hsuan Chang, and Li-Chih Yu, "Initiating Functional Vocabulary Learning for Mental Retardation Students with Educational Technology Approach," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 289-292, 2014.

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