ERIC Number: ED346663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of an Interactive Videodisc and Associated Instructional Materials To Teach Selected Routine and Emergency Phrases in Signed English to the Deaf and Their Hearing Associates. Final Report.
Gentry, Cass; And Others
This final report documents a project which developed and investigated the use of interactive videodisc technology to assist in the instruction of signing with deaf children and their associates (such as parents, teachers, peers). The project first identified words and phrases considered essential for interpersonal communications. A videodisc instructional unit was produced that included a selected set of these phrases together with appropriate visual support (video, still frames, text, superimposed text and graphics). English and Signed English were the languages of instruction. The interactive computer program developed allows for repeated practice. The project also produced an orientation/training videotape and a user's manual. Other aspects of the project covered in this report are methodologies (project management, instructional development, and product validation); processes (staffing, coordination, and reporting); and summative evaluation. Validation of the instructional program with 32 deaf fifth and sixth graders indicated very positive student attitudes and that the program was very successful in teaching subjects both cognitive and skill objectives. Appendices (which make up the greater part of the document) provide details concerning the Delphi phrase identification phase of the study, the project management chart, a sample flowchart, a storyboard sample, and various agendas, assignments, and task reports. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Deafness, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Manual Communication, Safety Education, Sign Language, Student Attitudes, Videodisks, Videotape Recordings, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.