Symposium a Success!
Over 250 deaf education professionals, from 17 countries met at NTID, June 27 ô July 30, 2005 for the Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf Symposium. The program consisted of two plenary addresses, 44 formal presentations, 24 poster sessions, and 8 commercial exhibits. Additionally, 55 individuals attended 10 post-conference workshops.
Papers for the presentations and poster sessions have been posted on this site. Click on the "Papers" link under "Proceedings" to the left.
The next Instructional Technology Symposium is planned for June 2007 or June 2008 at NTID. The date will be determined by spring 2006. Select "Send Me Information" at the left to add your name to the Symposium distribution list to receive information about future plans.
2005 Symposium Reports
A two page Summary (../2005/Summary_05.pdf) of the Symposium, along with quotes, links to many photographs and presentation resources.
A 16 page Overall Symposium Evaluation Summary Report (../2005/Overall_Eval_Summary_05.pdf) contains complete background information on the Symposium and an analysis of feedback obtained from session and overall evaluation data.
2005 Symposium Resources Available Online
To learn how to access the 2003 and 2005 online resources, read
How to Access Symposium Presentation Resources on the WWW (../2003/howtouse.pdf). This document describes how to view, online, all presentation summaries, abstracts, media files, captions and video files.
Culminating Luncheon Report
At the conclusion of the symposium, a "culminating luncheon" was held among symposium participants. The goals of this session were to foster reflection regarding symposium proceedings, and stimulate collective speculation regarding future potential for instructional technology in deaf education and what barriers are likely to hinder the realization of the optimal implementation of technology. The following notes attempt to capture the rich discussions that ensued. (../LunchSummary.pdf)
2005 Symposium Video
View a brief video promoting the 2005 Symposium and enjoy seeing highlights from the 2003 Symposium. (~37MB) (requires QuickTime 5+ or other player capable of displaying Sorenson 3 video)