Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(5), pp. 862 - 873
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050518
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Development of a Yorùbá Arithmetic Multimedia Learning System


Safiriyu Eludiora *, Habeeb Oluwo
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

In recent times, the endangerment of Yorùbá has highly been speculated among Yorùbá intellectuals, indigenes and enthusiasts alike. In an effort to promote the learning and use of Yorùbá numeral system in carrying out day-to-day activities and transactions, the development of a Yorùbá arithmetic learning system will help bridge the gap between lost Yorùbá traditions of the transaction and modern day business activities. The design of this project was conceptualized using Unified modelling language (UML) tools. The resulting design and software specification was implemented using Python programming language due to its cross-platform compatibility and PyQt graphical user interface (GUI) module for the GUI. System evaluation was done using questionnaire to determine how the system is perceived by potential users. It was observed that 90% were unable to evaluate the addition expressions; 55% were unable to evaluate subtraction expressions, 65% were unable to evaluate multiplication expressions and 90% were unable to evaluate division expressions. It can be concluded from both research and the system developed that in order to make the Yorùbá language more relevant in the world today, attempts such as this project must be encouraged. The issue of the almost non-existent use of Yorùbá numeral must be addressed by producing learning systems or aids to help the teaching and learning of the Yorùbá numerals.

KEYWORDS
Yorùbá, Numeral, Arithmetic, Endangerment, Culture, Traditional, System

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Safiriyu Eludiora , Habeeb Oluwo . "Development of a Yorùbá Arithmetic Multimedia Learning System." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.5 (2017) 862 - 873. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050518.