Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf

Supporting Learners, K — College
An International Symposium

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Symposium Session Detail


Opening Ceremony (M815A)

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 8:15 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE


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Plenary I
Facts and Fallacies About the Future of Technology in Education of the Deaf
(M9A)

Donald P. Ely, Ph.D.
Syracuse University



Email: dely@ericir.syr.edu
Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PPANARA THEATRE


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A Redesign of Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Through Technological Innovations and Collaborative Activities (M10B)

Harold A. Johnson
Kent State University


Email: hjohnson@kent.edu
Dilka, Karen
Mertens, Donna

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Teachers are the most important classroom technology and students are the most underutilized classroom resource. This presentation describes how computer based, Internet linked technologies are being used in a nation wide project to both enhance the preparation of new teachers and increase the learning resources that are available to d/hh students.


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Web-based Guided Practice to Improve Math Word Problem Solving (M10C)

Ronald R. Kelly
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: rrkncp@rit.edu
Lang, Harry G.
Mousley, Keith

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  This innovative project uses web technology to provide deaf students instruction and guided practice for math word problems. The problems are not rewritten at lower readability levels. Help menu options provide written/graphic information to guide students with a range of reading abilities (8th-12th grade). Student data are saved for evaluation.


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The Design and Use of a Language Facility for the Instruction of Sign Language Interpreters (M10E)

Linda A. Siple, Ph.D.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: lasnss@rit.edu
Smith, Richard

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3615

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: College

Summary:

  This presentation will describe the design and use of a language lab facility used in the education of sign language interpreters at NTID. Participants will experience the many different ways the audio and video equipment is integrated to reproduce the various tasks required of interpreters.


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Distance Learning Pilot: Physics and Mathematics
Part I; Part II To Continue At 11:00
(M10A)

NTID/RSD Distance Learning Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: vadntm@rit.edu
Daniele, Vince
Robinson, Vicki
Long, Gary
Aidala, Camille
Parrish, Rhonda
Conyer, Dave

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  A panel presentation will report on the results of a collaborative distance learning project between RSD and NTID, focusing on the content area of Physics and Mathematics for advanced high school students. Results and implications of the project are discussed in terms of quantitative and qualitative assessment of student and teacher experiences.


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Popular Electronic Conferencing Use and Comparison (M11D)

James R. Mallory
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu
Rothman, Gail
Fassee, Richard

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  RIT has gained valuable experience with three electronic conferencing software products-First Class(tm), Black Board(tm) and Prometheus(tm). This software was used with a wide variety of student audiences in both traditional and DL courses, including both traditional college age students and adult learners. This paper will present the advantages of integrating electronic conferencing into the classroom in general, as well as reviewing the pros and cons of each of the above named products, from a student perspective, a pedagogical perspective and from a user-friendly implementation perspective as an instructor.


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Gallaudet Online Learning Solutions: Portals, Course Tools, and Implementation (M11B)

Cynthia M. King, Ph.D.
Gallaudet University


Email: cindy.king@gallaudet.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  At Gallaudet University, more than 65% of students take classes using GDOC, Gallaudet's online learning system. This presentation describes the evolution of online learning at Gallaudet, training issues, integration with Peoplesoft's Student Information System and plans for evolving our portal to connect our learning system, SIS, and other web resources.

THIS SESSION WAS CANCELLED DUE TO PRESENTER ILLNESS


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Integrating Technology into Literacy: Digital Video Dictionary (M11C)

Rosemary Stifter
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: rosemary.stifter@gallaudet.edu
Rangel, Francisca
Reed, Ruth

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The digital video dictionary is a perfect example of how technology can create a bridge between ASL and English to improve literacy skills. We will demonstrate the significance of the class dictionary of signs, words, sentences, pictures created in Microsoft PowerPoint entirely by a class of team 3-4-5 students.


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Distance Learning Pilot: Physics and Mathematics
Part II; A Continuation of A 10:00 Session
(M11A)

NTID/RSD Distance Learning Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: vadntm@rit.edu
Daniele, Vince
Carr, Joan
Spiecker, Patti
Long, Gary
Aidala, Camille
Parrish, Rhonda

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  A panel presentation will report on the results of a collaborative distance learning project between RSD and NTID, focusing on the content area of Physics and Mathematics for advanced high school students. Results and implications of the project are discussed in terms of quantitative and qualitative assessment of student and teacher experiences.


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Exploring Career Opportunities Using Technology (M130D)

Luanne Kowalski
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: luanne.kowalski@gallaudet.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Transition to Workplace
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Junior students used the Internet and research career opportunities. The results were compiled in a PowerPoint presentation and formally presented to their peers. Valuable Web links were placed in an online Web link library. Sample presentations will be shared.


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Project Inclusion (M130B)

Patricia DeCaro
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: padnod@rit.edu
Nash, Kenneth R.
Foster, Susan

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  This presentation will review the goals and accomplishments of Project Inclusion; a partnership of colleges for the deaf in Greece, Holland, Sweden and the USA. The primary goal of Project Inclusion is to help prepare teachers and service providers to participate in national policies effecting deaf education. This update will include the status curriculum design and the web-based course materials.


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Technology Used to Support Sign and Spoken Language Development (M130E)

Bonnie Mumford
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: bsm5558@rit.edu
Newell, William J.
Sims, Donald G.

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3205 [SIL]

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The presentation will show examples of the different technologies that can be used to support spoken and sign language practice. The following technology will be demonstrated:

  • Basic Sign Language videotape for sign language practice
  • DAVID videodisc to support speechreading practice
  • Optical Finishing CD for spoken and sign language practice
  • ASL Dictionary and Inflection Guide on CD ROM for sign language practice
  • Flex cam for expressive practice utilizing videotape and CD ROM technology


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A Study of Current Models of Online Learning for Deaf Learners (M130C)

Mei Yeh-Kennedy
Gallaudet University


Email: mei@eyestudios.com

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The presentation will compare current models of online learning within three years for Deaf learners of any age. The paper will address the implementation challenges and interface design solutions for integrating Deaf culture into online learning for Deaf learners.


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Online Learning: A Learning Medium for Everyone (M130A)

John T. Thompson, Ph.D.
Buffalo State College


Email: thompsjt@bscmail.buffalostate.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Learn how online learning allows deaf and hard of hearing students in K-12 and higher education to become "24-7" independent learners, without need for an interpreter in the middle of the communication. Learn how to web-enhance traditional courses or offer courses totally over the Internet - free.


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Cornerstones Approach to Literacy Development (M230D)

Mardi Loeterman
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media


Email: mardi_loeterman@wgbh.org
Paul, Peter Ph.D.

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This session will describe an approach to literacy development that focuses on building children's vocabulary as well as in-depth knowledge of words, toward better comprehension of stories in print. The approach has shown promise with early elementary children. The presenters will demonstrate materials and discuss implications for literacy instruction.


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IdeaTools: Rapid Development Tools for Creating Interactive Multimedia - Enabled Courses on the Web (M230B)

Simon Ting
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: sktnmp@rit.edu
Pitoniak, Jason
Clarke, Cathy

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The presenters will describe IdeaTools, a Web-based online course development system that they created. They will discuss their experiences in using IdeaTools to create Web-based course materials (including handouts, online quizzes, homework and labs,) group e-mail, electronic class forums, and chat rooms in a wide range of content areas.


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Using C-Print to Support Learning in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings (M230C)

Lisa B. Elliot, Ph.D.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: lbenrd@rit.edu
Stinson, Michael
McKee, Barbara
Francis, Pam

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  C-Print, a real-time speech-to-text transcription system, was developed to address the information access needs of students in mainstream classes within constraints such as cost and availability of support services. The presentation addresses the development and evaluation of C-Print, how C-Print supports individual learners, and how schools implement the C-Print system.


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Adequate Testing and Evaluation of On-Line Learners (M230A)

James R. Mallory
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  One challenge with on-line teaching is properly evaluating the learner's knowledge in a fair, secure and efficient manner. NTID has been teaching Distance Learning (DL) courses for the past six years and will report on valuable experience gained using three different means for remotely evaluating students in computer programming classes.


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Innovative Technologies Applied in an Integrated-Curriculum Unit (M330D)

Shelley J. Popson
Resource Materials & Technology Center: D/HH


Email: popson_s@popmail.firn.edu
Ezzell, Kay

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Innovative and effective technologies integrated into a cross-curricular unit will be demonstrated. Participants will receive resources for each technology including demonstration CD-ROMs for some. This approach was successfully implemented in a Technology Literacy Challenge Grant that involved training teachers with deaf/hard of hearing students to integrate technology into their curriculum.


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Shared Texts, Negotiated Meanings: Perspectives On the Computer Mediated Communication of Postsecondary Students Who are Deaf (M330C)

Beth Orton Carlson
Saint Petersburg Junior College


Email: carlsonbeth@spjc.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Formal    Audience: College

Summary:

  This presentation will focus on techniques used to foster English language acquisition in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments and present methods for analyzing written output produced. The findings of a pilot study on grammatical acquisition using Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment will be reviewed and applied to WebCT environments.


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Integrating your Social Studies lesson plans using technology in the classroom (M330A)

Barbara DiGiovanni
Rochester School for the Deaf


Email: boingo111@aol.com
DiVincenzo, Gene

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This presentation will focus on how to develop instructional materials relating to Social Studies using the Internet, CD-ROM, PowerPoint, etc. It is a step-by-step guide for those who need tools on how to get started and how to maximize the World Wide Web in the classroom.


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Learning Geography via Virtual Travel (M14P)

Joyce Brody
Madison High School


Email: jbrody@mail.sandi.net

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Geography and real life skills taught through "virtual travel". Presentation of lesson plans, Internet resources, and student projects. Student assignments include: "travel journals", budgets using Excel, and Internet postcards. Students e-mail to Chambers of Commerce and Deaf Community Centers, and research information to compare prices and modes of travel.


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Web-Based Curriculum Development for Chemistry and Biochemistry Using IdeaTools (M12P)

Paul Craig
Rochester Institute of Technology


Email: pacsch@rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

   IdeaTools, a combined Web authoring/course management system originally developed by Simon Ting and coworkers at NTID, has been modified by Paul Craig and Simon Ting for use in the chemistry department at RIT. In addition to the existing features of IdeaTools, the chemistry implementation includes chemical drawing, structure visualization and on-line lab reports.


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Use of Graphic Design Principles to Enhance the Learning Process (M3P)

Alan Cutcliffe
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: abcnmp@rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This poster session will display 'before and after' versions of five recent NTID educational projects that demonstrate the use of graphic design principles to enhance the learning process. Printed handouts of graphic design guidelines will be available, as well as two computer stations to use the products.


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Postsecondary Education Network International Project (M10P)

James J. DeCaro
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jjd8074@rit.edu
Clymer, E. William
Araki, Tsutomu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  The Postsecondary Education Network International (PEN-International) is a joint partnership between the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Tsukuba College of Technology (TCT) and The Nippon Foundation, to establish a worldwide university network serving deaf students. PEN-International is being undertaken to help universities that educate student who are deaf to apply state-of-the-art instructional technologies, improve and update their technical curriculum, and update their computer hardware and software for instruction.


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The Intellikeys Alternative Keyboard Solution (M6P)

Lori Elliott
Phoenix Day School f/t Deaf


Email: lelliott@asdb.state.az.us

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The Intellitools alternative keyboard called the Intellikeys provides the students at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD) a unique access to the computer. This use of hardware and software provides custom overlays designed to reflect the curricula needs of each student.


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A Web-Supported Course for Deaf College-Aged Students (M4P)

Linda Gottermeier
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: lggnca@rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This poster session will provide an example of a web page that was developed to support the course Organizational Communication and the Deaf Employee. Power Point presentations were linked to the web site along with course readings on an electronic reserve file. Results of a student survey will be summarized.


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Using Electronic Portfolio to Demonstrate Academic and Pedagogic Competencies (M11P)

Diane Heller Klein
Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Email: deeklein@grove.iup.edu
Selmenda, Katharine
Baker, Sharon

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Transition to Workplace
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  The Electronic Portfolio is a concise, professional, and relatively inexpensive way to demonstrate that a student meets any required academic standard or competency. Students develop both core skills and technology skills as well. See how easy it is for anyone to develop an Electronic Portfolio.


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Clearinghouse On Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Science (COMETS): A Web-based Resource for Inservice and Preservice Teacher Education (M9P)

Harry G. Lang
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: hgl9008@rit.edu
Kovalik, Gail

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This presentation summarizes a two-year National Science Foundation grant project which will provide comprehensive resources to a variety of audiences. The Clearinghouse will include asynchronous and interactive components with extensive evaluation of the usefulness of the web-based resources for promoting systemic reform in the education for deaf students.


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How are Teachers for the Deaf Using the Internet to Educate K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students? (M5P)

Dino Lauria
National Technical Institute of the Deaf


Email: djlnet@ritvax.isc.rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This K-12 poster session describes how residential and mainstream schools use the Internet as the main tool to deliver instruction to deaf students. Included are online activities, sharing instructional resources, and building a community of learners. An array of possibilities other than simply saving materials on the Internet is described.


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Supporting ASL Learning through Interactive CD Rom Technology The American Sign Language Vocabulary CD (M7P)

William J. Newell, Ph.D.
National Technical Institute of the Deaf


Email: wjnncd@rit.edu
Young, Marsha A.
Dorn, Cecelia

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This poster session will present the American Sign Language Vocabulary CD and demonstrate the instructional strategies for drill and practice of ASL vocabulary. Information regarding design and programming considerations will be included. Data regarding evaluation of this learning tool will be presented.


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Using HyperStudio to Enhance Language and Reading Instruction (M1P)

Brent L. Pitt
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind


Email: brentp@usdb.k12.ut.us

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The poster presentation will be designed to demonstrate some HyperStudio stacks that I have developed that help with teaching language and reading. In addition, I plan to present some strategies for adapting my stacks to meet the needs of each individual participant.


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Microsoft Office ASL Project: An Interactive Resource for Teaching Deaf Students Technical Information (M2P)

June Reeves
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jbrncm@rit.edu

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This poster session describes the Microsoft Office ASL Project, which provides a computerized interactive display of American Sign Language (ASL) signs and sentences appropriate for teaching technical concepts in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf course "Applications Software". A CD was produced and copies distributed to course instructors to support their development of effective sign language for technical communication. The procedures used in this project are applicable for designing professional development materials for instructors working with students in a variety of other contexts.


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Captioned Media Program (M8P)

Melanie Updegraff
St. Mary's School for the Deaf


Email: mjupdegraff@smsdk12.org

Monday, 6/25/2001 -- 4:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  To familiarize individuals with services offered by the Captioned Media Program (CMP), and encourage any and all D/HH persons to take advantage of CMP services. This will be done through personal interaction, by showing videos from the CMP collection, and distributing literature about the program.


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ASD Reception (T830S)

Monday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET


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A Web-Based Initiative to Infuse English Across the Curriculum for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (T4P)

Gerald P. Berent
National Institute for the Deaf


Email: gpbnci@rit.edu
Clymer, E. William

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  The presenters will demonstrate their "Supporting English Acquisition" (SEA) web site designed for educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and will describe a project in which technical, math, science, and social science faculty are implementing the site's suggestions for infusing English teaching activities into their content courses.


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Video Communication System (T2P)

Lori Elliott
Phoenix Day School f/t Deaf


Email: lelliott@asdb.state.az.us

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Communication is the key to a well-run school. Sharing information, motivating students, recognizing achievement, and emergency warnings all need to be communicated to our students in a visual format. At the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf we have been able to provide this type of information using our in house television system.


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Demonstration of MAGpie 2.0 software for creating captions and audio descriptions (T5P)

Geoff Freed
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media


Email: geoff_freed@wgbh.org

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  In 2000, The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media developed and released the Media Access Generator, or MAGpie. Using MAGpie, authors can add captions to three multimedia formats: Apple's QuickTime, the World Wide Web Consortium's Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language and Microsoft's Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) format. MAGpie can also integrate audio descriptions into SMIL presentations.


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What's Worthwhile on the Web (T6P)

Ken Kurlychek
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: ken.kurlychek@gallaudet.edu
Steed, Lori

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This poster session will highlight the wealth of useful information for parents and teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children available in the gallaudet.edu World Wide Web domain. The primary focus will be on pages that offer information, guidance and resources.


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Creating Age-Appropriate Instructional Materials for Deaf Students with Minimal Language Skills (T7P)

Brad Moseley
American School for the Deaf


Email: brad.moseley@asd-1817.org
Farquhar, Anita
Chatterton, Jennifer

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The presenters teach deaf students of 13-22 years of age with profound educational needs in a community-based program with integrated academics. This session will highlight their success with developing visual curriculum materials using simple computer hardware and software.


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ACCESS: Applying Computers Creatively to Enhance Student Skills (T9P)

Dana Perez
Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children


Email: dperez@sunshinecottage.org

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The purpose of Access: Applying Computers Creatively to Enhance Student Skills is to engage students in active learning that is stimulating, encouraging and self motivating. Students learn to integrate curriculum based projects with the use of technology, and therefore use computers as a tool for learning.


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American Sign Language Dictionary and Inflection Guide (T12P)

Geoffrey S. Poor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: gspncm@rit.edu
Wilkins, Dorothy

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This presentation will describe the process and technology used in the development of an ASL Dictionary and Inflection Guide. When completed, it will have QuickTime movies of approximately 3,000 signs, plus 600 ASL sentences showing those signs with their natural inflections, along with text English translations. It will be thoroughly searchable and interactive.


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Bring Your Camera on the Road to New York State Standards (T8P)

George Potanovic
New York School f/t Deaf


Email: gpotanovic@nysd.k12.ny.us

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Photography, a powerful medium of observation and analysis, can provide teachers with a practical tool to elicit student response and experience, develop writing skills, introduce new vocabulary and concepts - and stimulate interest in subject content across the traditional lines of science, social studies, geography, math, language and the arts.


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Social Studies and the Internet (T10P)

Mark M. Rust
Maryland School for the Deaf (Frederick)


Email: rustma@msd.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  A glorious site is out there that offers a vast amount of activities that integrate the Social Studies curriculum and technology. Ready made lesson plans and assessments for various projects are available at www.socialstudies.com . Come and see what the possibilities are for your classroom.


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The Write Technology (T1P)

Barbara K. Strassman
The College of New Jersey


Email: strassma@tcnj.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  Using a process writing approach, deaf high school students and preservice teachers of the deaf utilize Interactive Television (ITV) to improve higher order writing skills of the deaf students and teaching strategies of the future teachers. Both groups write to sample items in the statewide High School Proficiency Assessment in preparation for the high school students sitting the exam.


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Deaf President Now Interactive (T13P)

Janet Terry
Madison High School


Email: jterry@mail.sandi.net
Brody, Joyce

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  Deaf President Now (DPN), a web-based learning project, helps students discover the events that occurred in March of 1988 and the impact Gallaudet students had on the world. Through Internet research, students will apply Government and U.S. History standards to this important episode in Deaf culture and history.


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Online Bookclubs Using Free Internet E-Boards (T3P)

Denise Warren
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind


Email: denisew@usdb.k12.ut.us

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Spark student's interest in reading and writing about literature through the use of online collaboration! Using a simple online tool, learn how to construct online units that allow students to discuss and interact with each other about the literature they're reading.


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Virtual Reality Education for Assisted Learning (VREAL) (T15P)

Robert Edge
VREAL Consortium


Email: bob.edge@veridian.com

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] LBJ STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Summary:

  This poster session will display how Virtual Reality is being used in the classroom to teach Elementary deaf and hard of hearing student's everyday living skills development and to bring about improvement in student academic performance.


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Technology to Support Visually-Impaired Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (T10D)

Josara Wallber
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jmwnci@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Due to concomitant etiologies, many deaf and hard-of-hearing students have impaired vision. Following a basic overview of normal vision and refractive error this session will discuss the incidence of impaired vision, particularly Usher Syndrome, among deaf & hard-of-hearing students. This session will then explore techniques & technologies for supporting classroom instruction, from communication to materials. To assist in understanding, participants will have the opportunity to experience various types of vision loss.


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CART in the Classroom: How to Make Realtime Captioning Work for you (T10B)

Duane Smith
National Court Reporters Association


Email: dsmith@ncrahg.org
Graves, Patricia

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) reporting has gained increasing prominence as an assistive technology. CART provides a verbatim translation of the lecture, allowing students with a hearing loss to fully participate in class. Find out about the benefits of CART in the educational setting and experience a demonstration of this equalizing technology.


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Two Streams of Captions for Children's Television (T10C)

Mardi Loeterman
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media


Email: mardi_loeterman@wgbh.org
Paul, Peter Ph.D.

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Do young children who are profoundly deaf enjoy and understand a television program better if its captions are edited? How do children feel about captioned television? Public television is about to broadcast a second stream of captioning on its popular children's series Arthur. This session will discuss implications for the future of captions on children's television.


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NTID's Educational Technology Resource Room A Supportive Environment for Acquisition and Application of Instructional Technologies (T10E)

Marsha Young
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: mayncp@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3355 [ETRR]

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The Educational Technology Resource Room (ETRR) exists to support faculty/staff development of new and innovative applications of technology in the education of deaf persons. Services include designing training programs, developing instructional materials related to the use of new technologies, and supporting the learning of new software packages.


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Impact of SMART Boards on Learning Instruction (T10A)

Rosemary Stifter
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: rosemary.stifter@gallaudet.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This presentation will share how the SMART board has had an impact on the improved use and integration of technology in the classrooms at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center by creating a vivid visual environment for teaching, presenting, training, and interactive group learning.


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NTID Learning Consortium (T11E)

Ken Finton
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: kwfdis@rit.edu
Representative from Learning Center
Mumford, Bonnie
Failing, Mindi

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2450[LEARNING CENTER]

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The Learning Consortium is a unit of the Center for Research, Teaching & Learning at NTID. Resources that form the consortium include NTID's Learning Center (NLC) and the Self-Instruction Lab (SIL). This consortium is an evolving partnership between academic departments and educational programs within NTID and with other RIT programs. This partnership focuses on the effective and innovative support of college success by deaf and hard of hearing students, in terms of established curricular objectives and graduation outcomes. The partnership is designed to provide increased learning opportunities and readily accessible educational resources for students across the full range of academic disciplines and student development programs.


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Innovative ways of using ICT (Information & Communication Technology) to improve literacy and communication skills for deaf learners (T11B)

Ken Carter
Deafax Trust


Email: ken@deafax.org
Lansdown, Helen
James, Matthew

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The Deafax Trust has trained over 8000 deaf learners using ICT, Literacy and Communication programmes which integrate into the National School Curriculum. From these initiatives have developed the Deafchild UK ICT Teacher Training Programme, the Deafchild International website and DfEE Research Programme focused on ICT and Deaf Learner's achievements.


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Implementing Video Streamed Instruction for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Online Learners (T11C)

James R. Mallory
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Videostreaming is fast becoming a viable option for online teaching of deaf and hard-of-hearing students due to the rapid implementation of high-speed Internet access at work, school and home. In spite of many of the obstacles with videostreaming, NTID has successfully implemented video-streamed modules in some of its online courses.


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PEPNet Online Training for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Preparing for College Success (T11A)

Debra Wilcox Hsu
Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach


Email: debra.wilcox@sptc.mnscu.edu
Buchkoski, David
Kovitz, Marcia
Jursik, Kay
Sanderson, Gary
Billies, Pat

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The Postsecondary Education Programs Network presents one-hour of online training designed to provide students who are deaf and hard of hearing with information and skills they will need to be successful in college. We recommend this training for all incoming freshmen who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training is offered free of charge and is available at www.pepnet.org.


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NTID's High Technology Center: A model of a centralized, industry funded, cross curricular, multipurpose graphic media and publishing facility (T130E)

Edward Mineck
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: ed@mail.rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: 007 A321

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  NTID's High Technology Center for Electronic Publishing and Imaging (HTC) provides on-going access to state-of-the-art graphic media and publishing technology. This presentation tours the HTC and offers it as a model of an industry-funded, centralized facility for cross curricular support of: professional development; research and testing; the publishing and production of teaching materials; and, curriculum development and delivery.


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Developing a Successful A-Team for Teaching ASL on a Broadband Network (T130B)

Barbara Keefe
University of Maine System Network


Email: barbara.keefe@fc.baxter.pvt.k12.me.us
Gatehouse, Sally
Fairfield, Sharon

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Distance Learning technologies have increased dramatically in recent years. More schools are reaching out to service students in remote areas. Maine, a very rural state, is using a sophisticated broadband interactive network to link high schools statewide and share resources. American Sign Language is delivered to several high schools as a modern language. This presentation will focus on strategies and program support necessary to insure successful distance learning.


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Going the Distance to Meet the New York State Social Studies Standards (T130C)

Sherri Juhas
Cleary Secondary Program


Email: sjuhas@eischools.org
Corceran-Culhane, Judy

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This multimedia presentation will present a variety of lessons and activities developed for deaf high school students that incorporate the Internet and videoconferencing. While these lessons were developed to meet the social studies standards, the suggestions can be applied across all disciplines and grade levels.


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Using Technology to Deliver a Distance Education Program to Interpreters Working in K-12 Settings: A Model of Collaboration Between the Deaf Community, State Education Agencies, and a Post-Secondary Institution (T130A)

Leilani Johnson, Ed.D
FRCC @ Lowry Campus


Email: lanijo@ix.netcom.com
To Be Determined

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  This presentation will detail a collaborative model of providing distance education to working education interpreters with the goal of increasing their interpreting skills and knowledge sets for application in the K-12 setting. This model demonstrates ways that technology can be used to connect working interpreters to deaf individuals serving as language mentors at a distance.


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Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in the Online and Distance Learning Teaching/Learning Process (T230D)

Mary S. Ellsworth
Model Secondary School f/t Deaf at the


Email: mary.ellsworth@gallaudet.edu
Huckleberry, Teresa

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Documentation studies were conducted for Project SOAR-High, an online teacher and student distance learning collaboration, in which participants share online science curriculum as well as collaboration strategies in a one-year online science course. The first study focuses on professional development aspects of the project, and the second on student learning.


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New Accomplishments Using Voice Recognition for Captioning of Chemistry Videotapes Made During Regular F2F Courses. (T230B)

Robert H. Paine
Rochester Institute of Technology


Email: rhpsch@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  During the past two quarters voice-recognition technology combined with proprietary systems developed at RIT (ETC & COS) have been used to instantaneously caption Chemistry course videotapes prepared in a live classroom situation. Successes and problems will be discussed.


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Technology in Education Can Empower Deaf Students - A Teacher Training Initiative (T230C)

Phil Mackall
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: phil.mackall@gallaudet.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  The TecEds project was established to fill the gap between existing technology in the classroom and teacher/staff knowledge of how to use that technology effectively. Formal training was offered locally and online resources (activities database, software database, Web resource libraries, discussion forums) were made available locally and to the nation.


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Accessible Online and Educational Media: Research, Development and Standards (T230A)

Geoff Freed
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media


Email: geoff_freed@wgbh.org
Goldberg, Larry

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) is pioneering the use of accessible media in the classroom through several projects. These activities will lead to the design of new access devices and procedures, educate software and hardware developers, and in general help assure that disabled students can reap the benefits of existing and emerging educational media.


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Digital Video Conferencing for Remote Tutoring/Teaching of Deaf Students (T330D)

James R. Mallory
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu
Laury, Dean

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  NTID has used traditional and cutting-edge course delivery technologies in Distance Learning (DL) classes for six years. We collected data from deaf and hearing students who participated in both on-campus and DL courses in order to better understand the relative effectiveness of these varied technologies from their perspective.


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"Manguage" Class - Where Math and Language Meet (T330B)

Susan K. Cooper
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind


Email: coopers@fsdb.k12.fl.us
Clark, Sue

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

   Manguage Class unites two classes not ordinarily combined. Math and Language meet to create "Manguage" Class - where the goal is for students in improve their ability to locate, gather, organize and present information, using a variety of computer applications, in response to real-life mathematical questions.


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Assessing Technology Intervention: Results from the TecEds Project (T330C)

Kathy Pongor
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: kathy.pongor@gallaudet.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Presentation depicting the results of the TecEds Project and technology intervention for Clerc Center teachers and staff. Formal results of pre-intervention and post-intervention self-evaluations will be examined and discussed, as well as anecdotal results from participants will be provided.


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Washington State's Shared Reading Video Outreach Project: Learning Via Interactive Videoconferencing (T330A)

Howie Seago
Washington Sensory Disabilities Services


Email: hseago@psesd.wednet.edu

Tuesday, 6/26/2001 -- 3:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  This presentation will give an overview of the Washington State's Shared Reading Video Outreach Project, a reading enhancement program for deaf children, family members and educators utilizing long distance interactive videoconferencing.


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RSD Reception (T530R)

Monday, 6/26/2001 -- 5:30 PM
Location: Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD)


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Plenary II
Knowing and Understanding Transition: Its History, Barriers and Future
(W9A)

Thomas E. Grayson, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Email: tgrayson@uiuc.edu
Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] Panara Theatre


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Virtual High School: on-line electives for a small student body. There is power behind choices. (W10D)

Mark M. Rust
Maryland School for the Deaf (Frederick)


Email: rustma@msd.edu

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: K-12

Summary:

  Virtual High School offers over 140 elective courses in a variety of content areas. Small schools can not afford to offer the variety of a larger school. VHS provides the means to enrich our students for a well-rounded education. Come and see what your high school can become.


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Virtual Classroom: Web-Based Remote Teaching & Small-Group Tutoring in Real Time (W10B)

Simon Ting
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: sktnmp@rit.edu
Pitoniak, Jason
Clarke, Cathy

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Online and Distance Education
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The presenters will describe Virtual Classroom, the client-server application that they created to support Web-based remote teaching and small-group tutoring in real time. They will describe the problems they encountered and solved in developing the software, and discuss other problems that remain to be solved.


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Use of Multimedia and Computer Networks to Facilitate Educational Collaboration for Deaf Students at Tsukuba College of Technology, Japan (W10C)

Tsutomu Araki
Tsukuba College of Technology


Email: araki@a.tsukuba-tech.ac.jp

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  At Tsukuba College of Technology (TCT) - Division for the Hearing Impaired in Japan, sophisticated computers, the WWW and other advanced technologies are used to support the instruction of deaf students studying Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other engineering topics. The use of advanced technologies promotes creativity and collaboration among future engineers.


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Project Access: Use of Computer Technology at Hungarian Schools for the Deaf (W10A)

Kenneth R. Nash
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: krnnis@rit.edu
Biro, Szuzsa
Bolvai, Ferenc
Horvath, Ersebet
Tahy, Szuzsa

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience:

Summary:

  This presentation will review the development, design, implementation and results of a unique American-Hungarian strategy to develop student and teacher skills in the use of information technology by deaf students in Hungary.


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NTID's Instructional Technology Consortium (W11D)

E. William Clymer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: ewcncp@rit.edu
MacKenzie, Doug
Monikowski, Christine
Porter, Jeff

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) established the Instructional Technology Consortium (ITC) in 1998 with the goal of providing faculty with the training and support to improve their use instructional technology. The session will describe the development and implementation of this significant professional development effort at NTID, share evaluative results, and discuss implications for implementing such professional development efforts elsewhere.


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Assistive Technology and Learning: It Works AND It's the Law (W11B)

Donna L. Sorkin
Alexander Graham Bell Association


Email: dsorkin@agbell.org
Youdelman, Karen

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

Strand: Strategies for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  This presentation will address (a) the legal/rights issues (IDEA, Sec. 508 and ADA) surrounding technology use, and (b) the factors to consider when integrating technology into school programs for children with hearing impairments (e.g., types and reliability of hardware, choosing software, motivation versus entertainment, training, technical support, and limitations).


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Realtime Remote Online Captioning: An Effective Accommodation for Rural Schools and Colleges (W11C)

Bryce Fifield
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities


Email: fifield@farside.cc.misu.nodak.edu

Wednesday, 6/27/2001 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Summary:

  Realtime Online captioning can be delivered anywhere anytime using this system. We will demonstrate the system and describe how it works. The results of several field trials in secondary schools and community colleges will be shared and we will describe our efforts to make the service available as a commercial venture.


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Project Access: Use of Computer Technology at Hungarian Schools for the Deaf (W11A)

Kenneth R. Nash
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: krnnis@rit.edu
Biro, Szuzsa
Bolvai, Ferenc
Horvath, Ersebet
Tahy, Szuzsa

Wednesday, 6/27/01 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Formal    Audience:

Summary:

  This presentation will review the development, design, implementation and results of a unique American-Hungarian strategy to develop student and teacher skills in the use of information technology by deaf students in Hungary.


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Recommendations (W130)


Jeff Porter
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Email: jepnea@rit.edu
Francisco Abeyta
Alan Hurwitz
Rhonda Parrish

Monday, 6/27/2001 -- 1:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE


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Closing Ceremony (W230A)

Monday, 6/27/2001 -- 2:30 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE


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