ERIC Number: ED356613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
A Computerized Classroom Language Management and Recording System for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
Bornstein, Harry; Casella, Vicki
This interim report describes the development of a networked computerized classroom language management and recording system to assist teachers of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The system will provide storage and access capability for such information as changes in instruction, language learning progress, modifications in communication systems, and changes in the student's family and school circumstances. Thirteen clusters of variables have been identified for the database content (e.g., hearing loss, family background, speech, reading, instructional strategies). A hypercard format allows user-friendly procedures for input, updating, output, and information transfer. A network involving seven different programs with at least 12 classrooms and about 75 children has been initiated. Future project activities involve reviewing and modifying the database and operating procedures, operationalizing the network, and incorporating teacher training programs. The network is also seen to serve as a data collection system for research. The system's typical operation is described with sample screens. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Learning Disabilities of America Conference (San Francisco, CA, February 24-27, 1993).