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 Ceremonies (M830A)

Symposium Committee


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Monday, 6/27/05 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [060] Panara Theatre

Type: Plenary    Audience: All

Abstract:

  Opening ceremony presentation hosted by the symposium committee.


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Recognizing Technological Advances Benefiting Individuals with Disabilities; and Acting as Agents for Change (M9A)

Judith E. Heumann
The World Bank


Email: jheumann@worldbank.org


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Type: Plenary    Audience: All

Abstract:

  In her motivational presentation, Judith E. Heumann will share her personal experiences growing up as an individual with a disability, her career path, and the drive and inspiration behind her many accomplishments in advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities. She will discuss, from a global perspective, public policy and issues in technological advances and how they have impacted individuals with disabilities. Finally, she will talk about how one can act as an agent for positive change, including breaking down barriers and building coalitions within the disability community.


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Postsecondary Education for the Deaf in Korea (M10A)

Hyung Shik


Email: kimhshik@cau.ac.kr


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  This paper sketches the development of special education to initiate the beginnings of education for the deaf in Korea. This paper takes the view that nearly a hundred years of endeavors in this area have been hampered by two elements; the first is the lack of concrete direction in terms of educational curricula for the Deaf and the second is the public discrimination and apathy that often further disadvantaged people with disabilities in general.


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Web-based Applications for Schools (M10B)

Lori Elliott
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind


Email: lelliott@asdb.state.az.us


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  Web-based computer applications provide efficient, cost effective and convenient solutions. At the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf we use PowerSchool, eIEP Pro2, Cox Education Desktop, and Arizona Schools Services through Educational Technology. These Web-based programs provide student information, case management, student software/e-mail, on-line videos, and teacher training/support.


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Classrooms as Learning Portals: Teachers & Students as Learners (M10C)

Harold Johnson
Kent State University


Email: hjohnson@kent.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  Teachers are the most important classroom "technology" and students are the least utilized classroom resource. This presentation will present a model of teaching that uses Web-based resources and technologies (i.e., video conferencing) to evolve classrooms from four-walls-and-a-door to "learning portals" in which both teachers and students are learners.


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Speech-to-Text Services Network: A New Professional Organization (M10D)

Denise Kavin
PEN-International


Email: dkavin@mail.rit.edu
TBD


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: In-Service/Pre-Service Strategies
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Abstract:

  A new professional organization of and for speech-to-text service providers has been established: STSN (Speech-to-Text Services Network). Conceptually, STSN will be for speech-to-text services what RID is for interpreting. At present the group is comprised of administrators and service providers from CART, C-Print, TypeWell, and various ASR and remote systems.


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Authoring with Video: Supporting Writing Through the Use of Word Processing and Digital Video (M11A)

Barbara Strassman
The College of New Jersey


Email: strassman@tcnj.edu
Lana Cook


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Authoring With Video, an instructional strategy to enhance writing engagement and outcomes, will be demonstrated. The approach integrates best practices in writing instruction within content areas by having students write while viewing digitized video. The approach, which uses standard computer hardware and software, aligns with state standards in language arts and content areas.


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Digital Magic: Video for Enhancing Literacy (M11B)

Harley Hamilton
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf


Email: hhamilto@doe.k12.ga.us


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  This presentation will present signed video produced at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Center for Accessibility in Sign (AASDCATS). These include the projects MySignTV, MySignStoryTime, MySignBookWorm and also signed video from Scholastic, and signed videos of guided readers from Sundance/Newbridge.


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A Multimedia Instructional Design Model for Planning and Delivering Professional Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Czech Republic (M11C)

Gerald Berent
NTID @ RIT


Email: gpbnci@rit.edu
Daniela Janáková
E. William Clymer


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  An innovative multimedia instructional design model was devised for the planning, development, and delivery of a week-long professional development conference for teachers of English to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the Czech Republic. High conference satisfaction ratings validate the use of this multimedia model as a general strategy for teacher training initiatives.


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Video-tutorials for Tech Sign Vocabulary in Astronomy (M11D)

Judy Egelston-Dodd
NITD @ RIT


Email: jcenmp@rit.edu
Simon Ting


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  Technical vocabulary in science courses represents a huge challenge for deaf students at all levels of instruction. Science teachers in particular must deal with students' misconceptions, some of which are derived from ASL signs for terms. Six video-tutorials were developed to introduce the definition of difficult spacial signs in astronomy. Students' evaluations were totally positive, despite the extra time required to view the tutorials. Student achievement was enhanced and instructor sign skills were rated more positively.


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Providing Real-Time Captioning in Math & Science Classes - It Can Be Done! (M1A)

Valorie Smith-Pethybridge
ACCESS Disability Services


Email: vsmithpe@mdc.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Real-Time Captioning (RTC) as an academic support for Deaf/hard of hearing students poses a unique challenge in math/science classes (e.g.: equations, graphs, symbols, etc.). By incorporating new technology and adapting existing technology, Miami-Dade College has successfully captioned calculus, physics and more classes without compromising their visual components.


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Integrating Technology Successfully (M1B)

Nancy Castle
Dept. of Communicative Disorders


Email: ncastle@niu.edu
Kathleen Darroch


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  Using technology with deaf and hard of hearing students requires consideration on the part of faculty. This presentation provides guidance for making decisions about the use of technology and provides suggestions to help faculty incorporate technology successfully.


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The Computer Ate My VCR: Creating a Digital Media Lab for Use in Instruction (M1C)

Gary Abernethy
St. Petersburg College


Email: abernethy.gary@spcollege.edu
Beth Carlson


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the development and use of a Digital Media Lab. The real world application and benefits of the digital format for both students and instructors will be the focus of the presentation.


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The Sign2 Project: Translation of American Sign Language to Audio and Text (M1D)

Chance Glenn
Rochester Institute of Technology


Email: cmgiee@rit.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  The Sign2 Project is a major developmental research effort whose goal is to produce a fully functional system that allows the translation of American Sign Language (ASL) to other forms of American English such as text and audio. The goal is to close the gap between signing and non-signing, deaf and hearing people through the judicious and prudent use of technology, thus enhancing the educational experience as well. A great deal of work has been done to translate from text to sign language. Yet, much of the work done to translate sign to text (audio) to date remains impractical, although there have been some breakthroughs. The first phase of this work will be the post-processing of digital video to distinguish letters and words in standard ASL finger spelling. We will concentrate much of our presentation on this aspect of the work.


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The Producer's Chair - Roles for Each Deaf Student! (M2A)

Becky Parton
University of North Texas


Email: parton@cc.admin.unt.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Microsoft Producer is free software that easily synchronizes Power Point slideshows, video files, and other media elements. It gives deaf students and instructors, the capability to produce truly bilingual projects. Students can collaborate and produce their own presentations. The software, along with sample projects and skill-sets, will be demonstrated.


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An Online Technical Vocabulary Reference Tool for Deaf Students (M2B)

Raymond Grosshans
NTID @ RIT


Email: rrgntl@rit.edu
Gerald Berent


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  A searchable online reference tool was created to assist deaf students in their development of technical vocabulary skills required for success in college-level engineering programs. This tool provides definitions, photographic images, technical data, usage, and practice related to 200 technical terms. Its design can be broadly extended to multidisciplinary vocabulary teaching and learning contexts.


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Demystifying Assistive Listening Devices (M2C)

Annette Leonard
Western Oregon University


Email: leonarda@wou.edu


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  While many instructors are accustomed to working with signing deaf students, much confusion exists about accommodating hard of hearing or non-signing deaf students. This presentation provides an overview of assistive listening devices (ALDs) and their use in the classroom. The three major types of ALD systems will be described and exhibited.


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User-Centered Development of Gesture-Based American Sign Language Game (M2D)

Seungyon Lee
Georgia Institute of Technology


Email: sylee@cc.gatech.edu
Thad Starner
Valerie Henderson
Helene Brashear
Harley Hamilton


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  We present our on-going development of a gesture-based ASL game through pilot studies that allow deaf children to interact with computers through their native language. The pilot study focuses on finding optimal state to integrate gesture recognition technology as a new user-centered computing environment for deaf children's language education.


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Use of State-of-Art Technology in the Fitting of Digital Hearing Aids in Persons with Severe and Profound Hearing Loss (M01P)

Linda Gottermeier
NTID@RIT


Email: lggnca@rit.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] AUD TEST SUITE

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

Abstract:

  Have digital hearing aids benefited individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss in academic and professional settings? This poster will show state-of-the-art technology and techniques for hearing aid fitting. Case studies (n=10) of user performance (sound field & real-ear) will be displayed along with data regarding self-reported benefit.


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Captions! Captions! Everywhere? (M02P)

Cindy Camp
Jacksonville State University


Email: ccamp@jsu.edu


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Open captioning, subtitles for the hearing impaired, closed captions... What does it all mean? This presentation will help explain the differences in various captioning formats and what research shows is the best format and why. Information will be provided about how captions can be added to a non-captioned video and the legal issues involved. Participants will learn why captioned media is crucial to the education of Deaf and hard of hearing as well as beneficial to all students. In addition, strategies will be given for encouraging teachers and school systems to utilize captioned media and participants will see samples of videos on a variety of educational topics.


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Multimedia Computer-Assisted Assessment and Auditory Training for Cochlear Implant Users (M06P)

Donald Sims
NTID @ RIT


Email: dgsncp@rit..edu
Catherine Clark
Marsha Young
Cea Dorn


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Cochlear implant and hearing aid users benefit from phonemic-level discrimination practice but past training methods have been problematic. A CD-ROM program has been developed at NTID which assesses and then adaptively drills persons with hearing loss on errors in speech feature perception. Exercises include Katz phonetic synthesis techniques.


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Logistics and Methods for Education of Deaf Students at BMSTU (M07P)

Maxim Levashov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University


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Viacheslav Krikun


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  This poster session will describe how Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) and PEN-International have approached the education of deaf and hard of hearing students to help them succeed in a university setting. This approach will be illustrated by examples from the Higher Mathematics curriculum at Bauman.


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Postsecondary Education for Deaf Students at Tianjin University of Technology (M08P)

Guodong Bao
Tianjin University of Technology


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Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Tianjin Technical College for the Deaf at Tianjin University of Technology (TUT), Tianjin, China, one of Pen-International's original partner institutions, has worked for the past four years to promote PEN instructional technology initiatives in China. This poster session will describe how TUT utilizes technology in the development and delivery of instruction for young deaf men and women at TUT and at other universities across China.


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Beijing Union University Program for Postsecondary Deaf Students (M09P)

Xu Jiacheng
Beijing Union University


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Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Beijing Union University (BUU) has been a partner institution of PEN-International since 2001. This poster session will show how PEN and BUU have worked together for the past four years to bring better technological education to deaf students at BUU as well as at other sites in China.


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The Use of Instructional Technology at Tsukuba College of Technology (M10P)

Tsutomu Araki
Tsukuba College of Technology


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Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Tsukbua College of Technology (TCT) is an original member of PEN-International, joining in 2001. In addition to a multimedia high technology lab established by PEN on the TCT campus, PEN and TCT are engaging in many cooperative initiatives. This poster session will elaborate on how TCT utilizes instructional technology across its curriculum.


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Integrating Technology in the Classroom: the DLS-College of St. Benilde Experience (M11P)

Ninfa Viernes
De La Salle - College of St. Benilde


Email: viernesn@dls-csb.edu.ph
Maria Gemma Garbor
Ma. Veronica Templo-Perez
Leonides Sulse


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  The De La Salle -College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB), Manila, Philippines, joined PEN-International in 2002. Like many PEN partner institutions, the college identified an area in which it wanted to improve its services to the deaf student population. In DLS-CSB's case, one of the stated priorities is in the area of improving learning and teaching through the usage of technology. This poster session will describe the progress made in teaching and detail how the usage of new technology, such as video conferencing and technology-based learning, were used to improve specific content areas of subjects, and improve learning experiences of students.


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The Sign2 Project: Translation of American Sign Language to Audio and Text (M12P)

Chance Glenn
Rochester Institute of Technology


Email: cmgiee@rit.edu


Tuesday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  The Sign2 Project is a major developmental research effort whose goal is to produce a fully functional system that allows the translation of American Sign Language (ASL) to other forms of American English such as text and audio. The goal is to close the gap between signing and non-signing, deaf and hearing people through the judicious and prudent use of technology, thus enhancing the educational experience as well. A great deal of work has been done to translate from text to sign language. Yet, much of the work done to translate sign to text (audio) to date remains impractical, although there have been some breakthroughs. The first phase of this work will be the post-processing of digital video to distinguish letters and words in standard ASL fingerspelling. We will concentrate much of our presentation on this aspect of the work.


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Virtual Reality Education for Assisted Learning Project: It Takes a Virtual Village... (M13P)

Cheryl Balk
Ohio School for the Deaf


Email: balkc@osd.oh.gov
William Newman
Sammy Taylor

Tuesday, 6/27/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

VREAL is an interactive, curriculum-based simulation where students learn academic content and life-skills through interaction with the characters and settings in a computer-based virtual world.B The Ohio School for the Deaf has implemented this federally supported project statewide in ten Ohio programs for the deaf and hard of hearing.


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Creating a Book-on-Demand: Publishing a Workshop Planner's Guide for Promoting Classroom Access (T9A)

Donald Beil
NTID @ RIT


Email: don.beil@rit.edu
Alan Cutcliffe
Susan Foster
Gary L. Long, Ph.D.
Marsha Young


Monday, 6/27/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  This session describes the experiences of Project Access, which promotes access for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, in creating a book-on-demand on leading workshops that promote access. The processes of creating source material, designing pages, and working with an on-line publisher to catalog and print books one at a time as needed will be described.


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Accessibility of Online Based Material for Persons with Deafness (T9B)

James Fugate
NTID @ RIT


Email: jrfnct@rit.edu


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  When designing Internet-based material for an audience, including persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, special consideration should be given to the special needs and limitations of this audience. This presentation takes a look at the specific issues related to accessibility to online material for persons with a hearing impairment.


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Results of the "Join Together" Survey: Technology Use in Schools and Teacher Preparation Programs (T9C)

Shelley Popson Ardis
Resource Materials & Tech Center: Deaf/HH


Email: popson_s@firn.edu
Karen Dilka


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  Survey information about the use of technology in deaf education at both the K-12 level and postsecondary level will be shared. Examples and information about the most successful kinds and uses of technologies will be demonstrated. Presenters will discuss tools and practices to increase collaboration in pre-K through postsecondary settings.


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TransQUAL Online: Improving Educational Outcomes for All (T9D)

David Brewer
Employment and Disability Institute


Email: drb22@cornell.edu


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

Strand: In-Service/Pre-Service Strategies
Type: Formal    Audience: All

Abstract:

  TransQUAL Online (http://www.transqual.org) is a planning tool to support school districts as they collaboratively review and improve their practices in career development and transition for all youth, including youth with disabilities. This Web site is developed and maintained through the TransQUAL Resource Project at Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute.


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Technology in the ASL/English Bilingual Classroom (T10A)

Rosemary Stifter
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Email: rosemary.stifter@gallaudet.edu
Gabrielle Jones, MA


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Our goal is to create an ASL/English bilingual classroom using technology to enhance social and academic proficiency in both languages. Examples of technology use will be provided to reflect the interactions between two languages and how students benefit from hands on experiences and visual learning in a linguistically rich environment.


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Testing the Effectiveness of Digital Representations of Sign Language with Children (T10B)

Saduf Naqvi
Goldsmiths College


Email: s.naqvi@gold.ac.uk
James Ohene-Djan


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  We present a set of experiments that test the hypothesis that digital representations of sign language such as animation and digital video result in different levels of sign recall by children in learning contexts. Results suggest that 3D animation is more effective as a sign language learning resource than video-based resources.


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BSL Tuition in the Hands of Deaf People - a BSL Academy (T10C)

A. Clark Denmark
Centre for Deaf Studies


Email: a.c.denmark@bristol.ac.uk
Tim Rarus


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  A Proposal from the British Deaf Association for training intending to establish a United Kingdom wide framework to support the Recruitment, Training and Deployment of British Sign Language Tutors, which will enhance their numbers, status and levels of Qualification through Distance Learning.


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I Can SEE What you HEAR! (T10D)

Pat Billies
NETAC


Email: pabnca@rit.edu
Marcia Kolvitz


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  Exciting new technologies make it easier for deaf and hard of hearing students to access classroom as well as co-curricular activities! This presentation will look beyond traditional interpreting and notetaking. We'll introduce you to various systems of speech-to-print technologies for classroom access, both live and remote: Realtime Captioning and C-Print. Video remote interpreting will also be discussed as an option to traditional "live" interpreting. Outside of class, students require access as well. This presentation will focus on innovative wireless technologies, video relay interpreting, and Internet-based systems; each technology will be presented in context for its use.


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Technology Integration in the K-12 Classroom (T11A)

Mari Liles
Texas School for the Deaf


Email: mari.liles@tsd.state.tx.us


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Students and teachers at Texas School for the Deaf are integrating technology into every aspect of the curriculum. Come see how our students and teachers are using electronic whiteboards (ACTIVBoards), document cameras (Elmos), laptops, digital cameras, various software applications and more to enhance and inspire learning.


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Flex-Abilities: A New Twist on Instruction (T11B)

Stacey Tatera
Arkansas School for the Deaf


Email: staceyt@asd.k12.ar.us
Melissa Jenkins


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  This workshop will give a new twist to instruction by using FlexCarn camera in an innovative way. Utilizing the FlexCam's real-time projection capabilities, teachers are able to lead students in activities that are highly visual and engaging. This cost-effective tool can change the way your students look at books.


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C-Print and its Impact on Student Learners: Preliminary Findings from Students in Middle School Through College (T11C)

Lisa Elliot
NTID @ RIT


Email: lisa.elliot@rit.edu
Pamela Francis
Michael Stinson
Gina Coyne
Donna Easton


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  This presentation will briefly review C-Print Pro 's new features and report preliminary findings from research exploring C-Print use by students from middle school through college. Topics will include student use of notes and text marking in class, learning strategies with C-Print, and teacher evaluations of student progress.


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Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Norwegian Bilingual Schools (T11D)

Patricia Pritchard
Vestlandet Kompetansesenter


Email: pat.pritchard@statped.no


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  How can deaf Norwegian pupils best acquire English? In 1997 BSL was introduced into the English syllabus for deaf pupils. This quantitative study looks at the BSL receptive skills of Norwegian Deaf pupils in year 4. and variables that play a part in the acquisition of BSL, concluding with recommendations.


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A Needs Assessment Study for the Use of Instructional Technology in the Education of Deaf Students (T1A)

Venetta Lampropoulou
Deaf Studies Unit


Email: v.lampropoulou@upatras.gr
Dr C. Panagiotakopoulos
Dr K. Hadjikakou


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  The aim of this study was to assess the needs of deaf students and those of their teachers in using instructional technology for learning purposes. A needs assessment questionnaire was completed by 100 teachers and 60 deaf high school graduates and college students in Greece and Cyprus. The results of this study reveal the training needs for teachers and students in order to use new technology effectively and the priorities for schools in order to integrate new technology in their programs.


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Blackboard Content System Expands Versatility of e-Learning Tools at Gallaudet University (T1B)

Earl Parks
Gallaudet University


Email: earl.parks@gallaudet.edu
Cynthia King


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  Gallaudet University expanded its set of e-learning tools to include the Blackboard Content System in fall 2004. The Content System added much needed functionality and features including electronic portfolios, virtual hard drive, and WebDAV. Building on existing knowledge and experience with the Blackboard Learning and Community Systems, users were able to quickly assimilate and implement the new technology. It is anticipated that this addition will continue to increase the use of e-learning tools in teaching and learning.


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Automated Captioning of Online Web Casts: Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive (T1C)

Brent Robertson
Automatic Sync Technologies


Email: brent@automaticsync.com
Kevin Erler, Ph.D.


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  We will discuss the need and universal benefits of captioning Web casts. New and innovative automated captioning techniques from AST, and remote transcription from Viable have eliminated long turnaround times and high costs. These new techniques will be contrasted with traditional captioning techniques and results from UC Berkeley will be demonstrated.


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Enhanced Reading/Writing Tutor: Hypertext Literacy Supplement for Deaf Students (T1D)

Rose Marie Toscano
NTID @ RIT


Email: rmtnge@rit.edu
Pamela Kincheloe
Simon Ting


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  This presentation session will showcase a department-wide technology project developed within the Department of Liberal Arts Support at NTID in 2003-4 to strengthen deaf students' reading/writing skills. The Enhanced Reading/Writing Tutor uses hypertext notes, online quizzes, learning/author resources and ASL streaming videos to enhance student comprehension of texts. It also assists students in developing self-editing and grammatical skills. While this project focused on reading/writing topics used in postsecondary Literature courses, the same approach and technology can be adapted to promote reading/writing development in various disciplines and for all levels of deaf education


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MultiChat: A Multi-Person, Browser-Based, Real Time Text-as -You-Type Chat System Designed to Facilitate Face-to-Face and In-Class Interaction Between Deaf and Hearing Students (T2A)

Jonathan Schull
Rochester Institute of Technology


Email: jis@it.rit.edu
Larry Quinsland
Mike Axelrod
Qing Quan and Brian Ijeoma


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Multichat is a multiple-person chat utility designed for face-to-face conversations between deaf and hearing students. It differs from other chat clients in that (1) it transmits text-as-you-type, (2) it is cross-platform and operates within a standard-issue Web browser, (3) each individual's content accumulates in an individual "post-it note," undisrupted by other contributions, so that (4) as many as 10 people can interact in parallel. Our presentation will explain the design considerations that led to this software, demonstrate the system, discuss our experiences in the classroom, possible extensions and applications, and solicit suggestions and collaborations that will improve utility and increase adoption.


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Gates to Adventure: Transition to Postsecondary Programs (T2B)

Marcia Kolvitz
Postsecondary Education Consortium


Email: mkolvitz@utk.edu
Debra Wilcox Hsu
Pat Billies


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) presents two one-hour online training programs designed to provide students with information and skills they will need to for successful transition from secondary to postsecondary settings and navigating through the first year college experience. These transition-skills programs are offered free of charge at www.pepnet.org.


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Teachers as Learners: Lessons Learned in Helping Teachers Develop Skills in Applying Instructional Technologies (T2C)

Vicki Robinson
NTID @ RIT


Email: vjrnts@rit.edu
Jeffrey Porter
Members of the NTID ITC Committee
Shelly Popson Ardis
Karen Warren
E. William Clymer (moderator)


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  This is a panel discussion of "lessons learned" (goals, challenges and obstacles, and successful approaches) in implementing teacher in-service programs aimed at helping teachers becoming skilled in effectively and creatively applying instructional technologies with their deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Panelists represent educational programs at postsecondary and K-12 levels, both inclusive and residential settings.


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Gallaudet Digital Archive Video for Education (DAVe) (T2D)

Cynthia King
Gallaudet University


Email: cindy.king@gallaudet.edu
James Dellon
Earl Parks


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  The "Gallaudet Digital Archive Video for Education (DAVe)" is an online collection that preserves, indexes, and makes accessible archival film and video from the University's unduplicated collection of deafness-related media. The development and use of this system will be described.


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Pilot Development of Student Portfolios for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Enrolled in Freshman Seminar (T01P)

Linda Gottermeier
NTID@RIT


Email: lggnca@rit.edu


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Student portfolios are used by colleges as a way to provide: 1) self-assessment, 2) evaluation of progress/learning, and 3) student/faculty interaction. This poster will show initial development of Web-based portfolios for deaf and hard of hearing students (n=17) enrolled in Freshman Seminar.


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American Sign Language Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide (T02P)

Geoffrey Poor
NTID @ RIT


Email: gspncm@rit.edu
Patrick Graybill
Dorothy Wilkins


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Presentation: This is a demonstration of the ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide. The CD has 2,700 signs, and most are shown in at least one of 650 sentences. Sentences are designed to illustrate ASL grammar, especially how signs change (inflect) to show different meanings.


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LOL: Learning On Line - A Notetaker Training (T03P)

Patricia Rahalewicz
NTID @ RIT


Email: parnpa@rit.edu
Josie Durkow
Maureen Brady
Pat Billies


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Online training of student notetakers is now available-it's comprehensive, it's interactive and it's free! Training teaches effective notetaking strategies; contains three modules and a Notetaker Coordinator's handbook (suggesting selection criteria, policies, and practices for using student notetakers effectively.) The training includes: why notes are critical for students with disabilities; how to take good notes for someone else; qualities of a good notetaker; roles and responsibilities ; techniques and mechanics of good notes; formatting strategies; preparation of notes; common notetaking problems; and collaborating with faculty and students This training will improve quality of notes for students who experience disabilities. We promise you'll share our excitement!


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The NTID Instructional Technology Consortium: Teachers Supporting Teachers in the Creative Use of Instructional Technologies (T04P)

Vicki Robinson
NTID @ RIT


Email: vjrnts@rit.edu
Jeffrey Porter
Members of the NTID ITC Committee


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  The NTID Instructional Technology Consortium (ITC) is a faculty-driven in-service model supporting the application of instructional technologies by teachers working with deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Rochester Institute of Technology. Guiding assumptions and "lessons learned" over the last eight years of ITC operations, as well as examples of faculty creations, will be highlighted.


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Building a Web of Sign (T06P)

Jan Richards
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre


Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
Deborah Fels
Jim Hardman
Sharon Pereira
Sima Soudian
Laurle Williams

Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  "Signlinking" is a sign language equivalent to the text hyperlink, a foundational feature of the World Wide Web and numerous other computer applications. Signlinking opens the way to a sign language-based community on the Web. The details of signlinking will be outlined and the "SignEd" editing tool will be demonstrated.


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Changchun University: Doing the Math with PEN-International (T07P)

Zhong Zhanguo
Changchun University


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Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Changchun University is one of three PEN-International partner institutions in China. In 2004, responding to a stated need for assistance in teaching mathematics, two NTID Department of Science and Mathematics faculty members visited China to present a series of lectures, workshops, and other activities related to teaching math to deaf college students. This poster session will describe in more detail the training activities, as well as explain other uses of instructional technologies that are used at Changchun.


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Blending Technology and Sign Language at Ratchasuda College of Mahidol University, Thailand (T08P)

Jitprapa Sri-oon
Ratchasuda College


Email:


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Ratchasuda College of Mahidol University, Thailand, has worked with PEN-International since 2002 to provide faculty with training in the use of instructional technology in sign language instruction and other areas. This poster session will describe projects that have been undertaken at Ratchasuda that utilize innovative applications of technology in the teaching and learning of sign language.


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Charles University Information and Advisory Centre (T09P)

Hana Urychová
Charles University Information and Advisory


Email: hana.urychova@ruk.cuni.cz
Katerina Cerna


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  Charles University (CU) in the Czech Republic has been a PEN partner since 2002. This poster session will describe the Charles University Information and Advisory Center, which provides a range of services to CU students, both Czech and foreign, and special services to students with special needs. Presented will be also basic information about this Center and its grant projects aimed at helping Charles University students with special needs in which to take part in various Charles University colleges, departments and institutes.


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The Language Resource Centre Project: Helping Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Blind Students at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (T10P)

Daniela Janáková
Charles University, Prague


Email: daniela.janakova@ff.cuni.cz
Helena Fikarova

Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  The Faculty of Arts Language Resource Centre (LRC), which is located at Charles University in Prague, is known worldwide for the innovative support it provides deaf students with learning English and international cooperation in this field. This poster session will present an outline of the main stages which LRC has taken to help the deaf with studying English, the main goals leading to improving deaf education in the Czech Republic, and basic information about LRC.


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The Nippon Foundation Asian SignBank (T11P)

Wai Lan Gladys Tang
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Email: gtang@arts.cuhk.edu.hk
Cheng Ka Yiu

Wednesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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

Abstract:

  There has recently been an increasing demand for using sign language to support programmes and services for the Deaf worldwide. However, there are no databases established for sign languages in Asia so far. Therefore, the establishment of "The Nippon Foundation Asian SignBank" is the first database to document endangered sign languages in Asia for the purpose of maintaining the language and culture of the deaf communities. At the practical level, the database is extremely vital as it serves as a platform for educators, linguists, language teachers, pathologists, computer analysts and the like to develop research, teaching and learning materials.


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UK and Indian schools learning together (T12P)

Rebecca Isaac
Deafchild India


Email: rcsisaac@yahoo.co.in
Divya Nirmalkumar
Benedicta Isaac


Tuesday, 6/28/05 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [060] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Abstract:

  Virtual classrooms have become realities. Global learning is the buzzword in education. Deaf children can benefit from teaching programmes such as these, as much as any hearing child. The project, initiated in November 2004, blazes a pioneering trail in this area. The tie is between two countries - the United Kingdom and India. It comprises both hearing and deaf children - each learning from the other, enriching each other's curriculum.


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Positioning Ourselves for the Impact of Instructional Technology: 2005 and Beyond (W9A)

Markku Jokinen
The World Federation of the Deaf


Email: majokine@edu.jyu.fi


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

Type: Plenary    Audience: All

Abstract:

  In his presentation, Markku Jokinen will discuss how instructional, assistive and communication technologies for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing are seen as beneficial in relation to the World Federation of the Deaf. He will describe the activities that the WFD is undertaking to support research and development in various areas of technology, and share what he has seen and heard from deaf individuals in his work and travels around the world, about their needs regarding technologies. Mr. Jokinen will also examine the impact of rapid technological advancements on education of the deaf globally, and share, from his perspective, similarities and differences in educational technologies and deafness among various cultures.


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Web-based Multimedia Tools for Integrating Sign Language Video and Web Content to Create Web-based Video Tutorials and Presentations (W10A)

Simon Ting
NTID @ RIT


Email: sktedr@rit.edu
Rose Marie Toscano


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  Current desktop video technology lets users create sign language video clips quickly and inexpensively, but there's a lack of tools to integrate sign language video and Web content. This presentation describes efforts at NTID to develop multimedia tools that teachers of the deaf can use to integrate sign language video and Web content to create Web-based video tutorials and presentations for delivery over the Web.


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VCWeb - An Online Web Site Dedicated to the Use of Videoconference Technology with Deaf Students (W10B)
Phil Mackall
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Ctr.


Email: philip.mackall@gallaudet.edu
Karen Warren


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  Through a collaboration of schools, a new Web site (VCWeb) is now available for teachers and staff working with deaf and hard of hearing students. VCWeb provides interactive databases that share: People, Schools, Projects, Virtual Trips, and Support. Participants may search for information and add their own information.


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Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (W10C)

Pat Billies
NETAC


Email: pabnca@rit.edu
Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  Come and view the multi- award winning video and Web site project, providing strong role models that influence the aspirations of young students who are deaf or hard of hearing! Newly released video features individuals working with computers!


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Voice-To-Text Translation - The Future is Remote! (W10D)

Philip Hyssong
Caption First, Inc.


Email: phil.hyssong@captionfirst.com


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  This hands-on, interactive session will demonstrate the technology involved in providing remote CART, Voice, and text translation (C-Print/TypeWell). Pros and cons of each method will be discussed. Participants will be able to identify the key steps in a successful remote voice-to-text relationship between professor, student and disability coordinator.


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The Educational Potential of the Signing Web (W11A)

Jan Richards
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre


Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
Deborah Fels
Jim Hardman


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] PANARA THEATRE

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

Abstract:

  The recent and rapid development of e-learning can be traced to the humble print-based hyperlink that empowers the World Wide Web. Now a new technique, "Signlinking", brings hyperlinking to wholly sign language-based Web content with similar implications for e-learning in the Deaf community.


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ASL Animations as Visual Supports in Language Arts (W11B)

Shelley Popson Ardis
Resource Marterials & Tech Center:


Email: popson_s@firn.edu


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 1510

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

Abstract:

  ASL Animations are resources teachers can implement into their classroom immediately to provide direct and purposeful exposure to concepts and vocabulary. ASL Animations provide connections between known concepts in sign language and their print representations, offering students access to information and practice using a variety of multimedia programs.


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TABLET: Toward a Boundless Learning Environment Tablet (W11C)

Kathryn Peterson
Hinsdale South High School


Email: kpeterson@hinsdale86.org
Patricia Evan


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 2590

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

Abstract:

  Tablet Teaching: Toward A Boundless Learning Environment. The Tablet combines the power of a notebook computer with the convenience of pen and paper. Student assignments can be completed in a digital format that can be shared in an interactive environment using LCD display. The Tablet also enables built in wireless connectivity with access to on-line resources at the touch of a pen. The benefits of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing learning environment are numerous. This interactive presentation will expose the participants to specific utilization's of this technology and showcase its many positive features.


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Blended Learning Preferences for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing (W11D)

James Mallory
NTID @ RIT


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu
Karen Vignare
Gary Long

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [060] 3237

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

Abstract:

  RIT has piloted "blended learning" for 2000 students for seven quarters. Blended learning is a combination of traditional live classroom and online class activities. This paper compares and contrasts deaf, hard of hearing and hearing preferences as it applies to live classroom versus online activities relative to these student groups.


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Acrobat 7 - Forms, Commenting, and Annotations (W1)

Kenneth Hoffmann
NTID/RIT


Email: kfhnvc@rit.edu


Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 7A-A321

Type: Workshop

Need for this workshop: I have found that our students do better in written tests when they can type/edit/retype as they take the tests. Also, Acrobat 7 Pro and Adobe Reader 7 will make the use of comments and annotations even easier and more wide-spread. Comments and annotations can be used when correcting and editing reports, essays, research papers, etc.
Workshop will include:

  • tips for making PDF files from MS Word
  • using Acrobat to make forms for tests with T/F, Multi-choice, fill-in blank, and essay Q&A formats (also good for survey and data collection forms)
  • using Acrobat to add comments and annotations to PDF files (great for correcting/editing written assignments in all courses)


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Electronic Portfolios (W2)

Kathy Dollinger-Meyer
NTID/RIT


Email: kdmned@rit.edu
Kurt Stoskopf

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-2470

Type: Workshop

Participants will create an individualized electronic portfolio using PowerPoint technology. The resulting Electronic Portfolio can be published on the Web or on a CD for use in the job search process. Discussion will include the reasons why electronic portfolios are effective.


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Use of Free Online Tutorials and Electronic Classroom Resources (W3)

Gail Rothman-Marshall
NTID/RIT


Email: garncd@rit.edu
Jonathan Millis

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-2550

Type: Workshop

Tutorials and other hands-on learning opportunities are "out there" on the Internet. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of these resources, provide some search strategies to help participants locate other resources, and show how to incorporate "free for the using" activities and tutorials into your course/class plans.


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Outsmarting the Technology: The Secrets Behind the SMART Board (W4)

Denise Stappenbeck
NTID/RIT


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Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-3771

Type: Workshop

Using SMART Board interactive whiteboards, classrooms can be transformed into engaging learning environments where active participation and visual learning are at the heart of instruction. This workshop will guide participants from the basics of understanding the touch-sensitive display to a look at more advanced software applications that can be utilized in the classroom with students. Participants will learn about how this technology is transforming instruction and will have the opportunity to experience this excitement through hands-on interactive simulations.


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SnagIt (W5)

James Mallory
NTID/RIT


Email: jrmnet@rit.edu

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-2580

Type: Workshop

If you're developing curriculum or producing manuals or training materials as an administrator or educator of the deaf, then screen captures can easily become a major part of your development time and energies. This hands-on workshop will relate SNAGIT, the award-winning screen capture program which captures images, text, and video to enhance documentation, presentations, training and more. SnagIt 7 is a great program for screen capturing. This workshop will teach you how to speedily grab an image, text block, part of the screen and even scrolling pages from the web and edit the results, add annotations, sticky notes, arrows or other symbols, and paste it into another document or send as an e-mail attachment. This software is very affordable and a great value for only $40.


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TurnItIn (anti-Plagiarism software) (W6)

Joan Naturale
NTID/RIT


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Maureen Barry

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-3650

Type: Workshop

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former writers, without making acknowledgement. Pliny the Elder (23 AD-79 AD), Natural History (Warrior Librarian Week)

Log on. Search. Click. Download. Cut. Copy. Paste. Order. Email. IM. Snap a Picture: Digital Plagiarism in the 21st Century


Plagiarism has been going on forever and has touched every field possible. But, as educators, our job is to help students avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism and have confidence and time management skills to do papers using their original thoughts. However, the internet has made that job a bit harder than ever before. New web sites pop up everyday that entice students to just pay a fee or try a free paper instead of doing their own work. Paper mills are proliferating at a rapid pace and are a dotcom success story. Compare these stats: March 1999 there were 35 sites; March 2003 there were 250 sites. (http://www.coastal.edu/library/presentations/mills2.html) Furthermore, according to Who's Who Among American High School students "80% of students" have cheated in some way during their schooling (Mydropbox.com). In a US News and World Report, "90% of students believe cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined" (Mydropbox.com). Teachers might feel there isn't much can be done, but this workshop will show ways in which teachers from middle school to college can detect plagiarism and other types of cheating that occur in the classroom. It will offer:

  • videos showing the newest technologies used by students when cheating
  • websites that explain how to detect and prevent plagiarism
  • lists of various websites to help teachers in preventing various types of cheating
  • handout that will offer suggestions on how to tailor assignments in order to limit plagiarism
  • tips on how to spot not only website inappropriate help but how to spot inappropriate help in general.
Plagiarism may be becoming a plague, but it is one we can stop.




Emerging Technologies and Assistive Communication (W7)

Peter Lalley
NTID/RIT


Email: palbgs@rit.edu

Wednesday, 6/29/05 -- 1:00 PM
Location: 60-3235

Type: Workshop

This workshop examines the utilization of emerging technologies to reduce the dependency of Deaf or hard of hearing consumers on third-party intermediaries, reduce financial barriers and enable individuals to become more independent in pursuing their educational and career goals.

The ADA heralded a new frontier for Deaf or hard of hearing students attending educational institutions. Since ADA is a civil rights law it does not provide the funding necessary to generate appropriate technology to meet the communication needs of students, nor to ensure there are sufficient interpreters or individuals trained to facilitate access for consumers who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

In this workshop we will examine two issues. (1) Are today's commercially available speech to text systems good enough for real time use in classroom settings? (2) Regardless of how real-time text transcripts are generated, how can text streams be displayed so that students who are deaf or hard of hearing do not have to divide their attention among different output sources of information such as the instructor, a PowerPoint presentation, a computer screen and slides.

To explore the first question, we will discuss, demonstrate, and enable users to compare various speech to text systems. To explore the second question, we will present a video designed to illustrate and educate administrators and service providers about the problem of visual attention-splitting, and demonstrate two systems that can minimize the problem: the Communication Assistant, a heads' up display developed at Georgia Tech Research Institute, and MultiChat, a real time browser-based text streaming and chat system developed at RIT.


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Acrobat 7 - Forms, Commenting, and Annotations (T1)

Kenneth Hoffmann
NTID/RIT


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Thursday, 6/30/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: 7A-A321 LAB-A

Type: Workshop

Need for this workshop: PowerPoint files do not work well when transferred to another computer due to platform (PC/Mac) and font requirements. Compiling all PDF and media files on one CD makes the PDF presentation fully transportable and platform independent. Workshop will include:

  • making PDF slides and handouts from PowerPoint file.
  • adding interactive, incl Web links and multi-media, capabilities to PDF file to make platform-independent, font-embedded presentation files.




Digital Imaging Basics Photoshop Elements 3.0 (T2)

Tony Toscano
NTID/RIT


Email: antnvc@rit.edu

Thursday, 6/30/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: 7A-A321 LAB-C

Type: Workshop

Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0. Using this consumer grade application, participants will receive training in the basics of digital image acquisition and manipulation. Images will be acquired through the use of digital cameras, scanners, CD's, Internet downloads, and clip art libraries. Issues such as scanning images, image resolution, layering images, and adding effects will be discussed. Image formats such as .TIF, .PSD and image compression formats such as .gif, .jpg will be also discussed. Image preparation for presentation (PowerPoint), the Web and print will be introduced. For more information on the capabilities of Photoshop Elements 3.0, please visit the following link: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/index.html


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Introduction to Video Editing (Post-Production) for Mac Users (T3)

Stacy Bick
NTID/RIT


Email: sbbedr@ntid.rit.edu

Thursday, 6/30/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: 60-1440

Type: Workshop

This workshop provides basic hands-on training in the use of Apple's consumer digital video software iMovie. Participants will learn how to import and export video footage, edit, add transitions, audio and text. An open-forum to pitch and receive feedback about your project ideas will also be available.


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Digital Video Basics for PC Users (T4)

Hope Williams
NTID/RIT


Email: hdwedr@ntid.rit.edu

Thursday, 6/30/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: 60-2452

Type: Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to creating digital videos using Windows Movie Maker. In addition to exploring educational applications for video, topics will include the fundamentals of digital video, the production processes (planning, shooting, editing), and distribution options. Participants will receive instruction on how to use digital video cameras, perform basic editing procedures, and enhance videos with special effects.


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PowerPoint 2003 (T5)

Karen Beiter
NTID/RIT


Email: kjbndp@rit.edu

Thursday, 6/30/05 -- 9:00 AM
Location: 60-2470

Type: Workshop

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 is a powerful interactive presentation tool used widely throughout education and business. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to understand navigation through presentation, create and format text slides, add images to the slides, modify objects, utilize animation effects and create tables and charts. Participants will also learn about obtaining electronic resources and discuss successful uses vs abuses of PowerPoint. Participants should come with a working knowledge of basic PC computer usage such as email capabilities or text entry in a word processor such as MS Word.


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