Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Technology
This study explored the perceptions, learner characteristics and preferences of Moroccan women with limited literacy skills towards the use of their smartphones to improve reading literacy skills in Latin script Moroccan Darija (LSD). The goal was to generate a range of recommendations for instructional designers, curriculum developers and education policymakers designing literacy programs for the target population. Specific focus was given to the fundamental reading sub-skill of matching letters to sounds (also known as phonemic awareness or decoding) for the Darija language. This study employed target population analysis (TPA) as a phenomenological approach that consisted of interviews with a sample of eight participants.
El Maliki, Nada, "Perceptions, Learner Characteristics, and Preferences of Limited Literacy Moroccan Women: the Feasibility of Acquiring Darija Literacy Skills through M-learning" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1363.