Educational Software to Teaching-Learning the Zapotec Language of the Istmo of Tehuantepec
Science Journal of Education
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 16-21
Received: Mar. 4, 2015;
Accepted: Mar. 18, 2015;
Published: Mar. 21, 2015
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Edgar Manuel Cano Cruz, Computer Science Department, University of the Istmo Region, Ixtepec, Mexico
Juan Gabriel Ruiz Ruiz, Computer Science Department, University of the Istmo Region, Ixtepec, Mexico
Mexico is one of the countries with more linguistic wealth in the world, a contradiction in discriminatory behavior on the part of our urban indigenous community. This article proposes the Web design and development of educational software tool for teaching and learning Zapotec language of the Istmo of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca state. In order to contribute to increased instructive acquis on electronic media, as well as the diffusion, promotion and preservation of cultural heritage of the Istmo of Tehuantepec through learning and Zapotec language use. The development of the educational tool was performed using the methodology of User-Centered Design (UCD) to cover the functionality of the software based on the context of potential users.
Edgar Manuel Cano Cruz,
Juan Gabriel Ruiz Ruiz,
Educational Software to Teaching-Learning the Zapotec Language of the Istmo of Tehuantepec, Science Journal of Education.
Vol. 3, No. 2,
2015, pp. 16-21.
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