Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf

Supporting Learners, K — College
An International Symposium
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/vp/techsym/

June 23-27, 2003

Recommendations for the Future
Input Form

One of the primary goals of the Symposium is to generate a Recommendations Report regarding instructional technology that will detail specific recommendations to governmental, educational, commercial and non-profit organizations serving deaf and hard of hearing students. The issues identified by this process will also guide the planning of future Instructional Technology Symposia. The Report will contain the collective recommendations contributed by Symposium participants at the Symposium's closing session on June 27, 2003.

During the Symposium, three participants, representing the perspectives of "post-secondary education", "K-12 education" and "instructional technology", have been asked to attend as many diverse sessions as possible and keep track of their impressions (through the lens of their assigned perspectives).

At the "Recommendations Session", scheduled for 1:00pm in Panara Theater on Friday, June 27, 2003, Dr. Jeff Porter will ask each of these three individuals to provide a brief overview of their impressions (from their assigned perspectives) as to the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the application of instructional technology in support of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners. Following these overviews, there will be an open discussion of the issues among all session participants.

We invite you to add your views and insights the Recommendations Report by completing this Input Form. You may submit as many forms as you wish. You can submit a paper version of the Input Form to the Registration/Information Desk by 3pm or complete the form online at http://www.rit.edu/ntid/vp/techsym/. Additional comments will be included in the final Recommendation Report, if submitted by July 14, 2003.

The areas of interest for the Recommendation Report are:

  1. Using Technology to Support Learning (K-12, postsecondary).
  2. Assessing the Impact of Technology in the Teaching/Learning Process (K-12, postsecondary).
  3. In-service/pre-service strategies for educating teachers in applying instructional technologies (K-12, postsecondary).
  4. Using Online and Distance Learning Technologies (K-12, postsecondary).
  5. Other topics not addressed by the above subject areas.

Instructions: Consider each of the five topic areas as noted below. List in priority order [A=most significant, C=less significant] up to three challenges and opportunities you believe students, schools, teachers, and/or support persons will encounter in the future. Please keep your responses brief.

Thank You



Recommendations Form

Instructions: From your perspective, list, in priority order, the three most significant challenges and opportunities, related to the topic area, you believe students, schools, teachers, and/or support persons will encounter in the future. Please keep your responses brief.


    1.   Using Technology to Support Learning (K-12, postsecondary).
A.

B.

C.


    2.   Assessing the Impact of Technology in the Teaching/Learning Process (K-12, postsecondary).
A.

B.

C.


    3.   In-service/pre-service strategies for educating teachers in applying instructional technologies (K-12, postsecondary).
A.

B.

C.


    4.   Using Online and Distance Learning Technologies (K-12, postsecondary).
A.

B.

C.


    5.   Other topics not addressed by the above subject areas.
A.

B.

C.


Attended Symposium: Yes No
Area: K-12 Post Secondary Other
Position: Teacher Administrator Technical Support Specialist Researcher Instructional Technologist


   

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