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ERIC Number: ED374596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 18
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Personal Captioning for Students with Language-Related Learning Needs.
Loeterman, Mardi; And Others
The CC School project, which included 18 elementary students with deafness enrolled in the TRIPOD program within the Burbank (California) Public Schools, applied a personal video captioning technology in a workstation setting to a weekly writing experience that involved translating short American Sign Language video stories into written English captions. A typical workstation setup includes a personal computer, two video recorders, a character generator, and a video monitor. The equipment is configured to allow a student to watch a videotape, develop captions, and insert them at the appropriate place on the videotape. Students translated 40 stories over 2 academic years. The pilot project resulted in students demonstrating increases in fluency of writing and improvements in their knowledge of the structural properties of English. This led to a subsequent project in which personal captioning technology is being designed for students with different types of language-related learning needs. Six school programs (three serving students with deafness and three serving students with learning disabilities) are implementing the program to design and evaluate personal captioning experiences pertinent to the learners' needs. Goals for the 3-year project and planned activities for each of the 3 years are listed, emphasizing plans for implementing a computer communication network for electronic mail and conferencing. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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