ERIC Number: ED479576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Synchronous, Remote, Internet Conferencing with Unique Populations in Various Settings.
Mallory, James R.; MacKenzie, Douglas
This paper focuses on the authors' experiences with interactive, synchronous Internet video conferencing using Microsoft's NetMeeting software with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in two different settings. One setting involved teaching and tutoring computer programming to remote deaf and hard-of-hearing students in a remote situation using synchronous Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC) using Logitech cameras mounted on the computer of each participant. A second setting involved the use of NetMeeting by deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in an Internet Communication course. Students in this course were introduced to the various communication tools contained within NetMeeting and provided with experiential lab activities designed to simulate the work environment and facilitate communication with hearing colleagues. In addition, online office hours were offered to provide additional experience with NetMeeting and promote access from remote locations. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Deafness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Hearing Impairments, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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