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ERIC Number: EJ1064143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Captions, Whiteboards, Animation, and Videos: Technology Improves Access
Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Cannon, Joanna E.
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v16 p4-9 2015
The field of deaf education lacks rigorous research that supports any singular instructional practice (Luckner, Sebold, Cooney, Young III, & Muir 2005/2006; Easterbrooks & Stephenson, 2012). However studies indicate that technology, frequently used during instruction with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (Easterbrooks, Stephenson, & Mertens, 2006; Kaplan, Mahshie, Moseley, Singer, & Winston, 1993), is motivating for students (Alessi & Trollip, 2001; Cannon, Fredrick, & Easterbrooks, 2010; Cannon, Easterbrooks, Gagné, & Beal-Alvarez, 2011; Nikolaraizi & Vekiri, 2012), and that it can facilitate student learning (Beal-Alvarez & Easterbrooks, 2013; Cannon et al., 2010; Cannon et al., 2011). In a review of research-based studies, the authors found that most instruction in classes of deaf and hard of hearing students included use of multiple facets of technology (Beal-Alvarez & Cannon, 2014). This may be advantageous because technology allows a combined visual and verbal presentation of information, and this may strengthen students' processing and retention (Paivio, 1991, 2006; Sadoski & Paivio, 2004). They categorized these facets of technology as text, pictures, animation, and sign language (Beal-Alvarez & Cannon, 2014). This article provides a look at how technology incorporates each of these within the classroom.
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Printed Materials, Pictorial Stimuli, Animation, Sign Language, Books, Electronic Publishing, Computer Software, Video Technology, Technology Integration, Visual Aids, Interactive Video, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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