The Use of Technology in Raising Awareness:An investigation into E-learning Systems for Helping Children with Diabetes

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Diabetes is a common and costly condition disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have shown remarkable increases in diabetes during the last decade. This has attracted many researchers and doctors to invest in E-Learning area in order to contribute in many ways to help people who are suffering from diabetes and other diseases. However there is a relatively little work that shed the light on educating children compared with the increase in the incidences of this disease. This has motivated us to conduct this study aiming at helping children with diabetes disease to raise their awareness and help to control the accelerating rate of it. This paper presents an investigation into E-Learning systems and how it can help people with diabetes, especially when it comes to children who have lack of information and awareness about their disease. This research addresses children‘ needs expectations, and proposes a design of an E-Learning prototype that can raise their awareness and knowledge in order to help reduce the effects of this disease on children. This prototype design has been used in Abu Dhabi Government Kindergarten targeting children between 3 to 5 years old. The result of this prototype indicates the successful of using computers and programs as an E-Learning tool.
children with diabetes, E-learning systems, E-learning tool