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Supporting Deaf Adult Learners Training in Computer Literacy Classes

Ng'ethe, George G., Edwin H. Blake and Meryl Glaser (2016) Supporting Deaf Adult Learners Training in Computer Literacy Classes, in Zvacek, Susan, Maria Teresa Restivo, James Uhomoibhi and Markus Helfert, Eds. Computer Supported Education, chapter 34, pages 598-617. Springer International Publishing.

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While Deaf learners are fluent in a signed language they need to know a written language when acquiring computer literacy skills. We aim to allow Deaf people learn at their own pace and in turn reduce the need to interpret written text. Classroom dynamics and teaching method were studied to extract how lessons were conducted. We then implemented our solution: an authoring tool to structure lesson content and a mobile prototype. The prototype uses South African Sign Language videos arranged according to pre-existing lessons exported by the authoring tool. Results from the user testing showed a reduction in number of representational states which instructions appear in as well as allowing Deaf learners to learn at their own pace.

EPrint Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:Assistive technology, Authoring tools, Computer assisted instruction, End user application, Mobile applications, Deaf literacy support
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.3 COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
ID Code:1071
Deposited By:Ng'ethe, George
Deposited On:11 March 2016
Alternative Locations:http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-29585-5_34