Children, Australian sign language and the web; the possibilities

Ellis, Kirsten and Blashki, Kathy 2004, Children, Australian sign language and the web; the possibilities, in AusWeb04 : The 10th Australian World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, Southern Cross University, Lismore, N.S.W..

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Title Children, Australian sign language and the web; the possibilities
Author(s) Ellis, Kirsten
Blashki, Kathy
Conference name Australian World Wide Web Conference (10th : 2004 : Gold Coast, Qld.)
Conference location Gold Coast, Qld.
Conference dates 3-7 Jul. 2004
Title of proceedings AusWeb04 : The 10th Australian World Wide Web Conference Proceedings
Publication date 2004
Publisher Southern Cross University
Place of publication Lismore, N.S.W.
Summary This paper examines the advantages of using the World Wide Web (Web) as a resource to teach hearing primary aged children Australian Sign Language (Auslan). There is a trend towards educating signing deaf children in mainstream schools, therefore it is important to teach the hearing children sign language to enable meaningful communication and the formation of social relationships between hearing and deaf students. The authors will compare various methods of teaching sign language with the Web and further describe a selection of the available instructional material. Considerations for designing appropriate sign language teaching material for the Web are discussed particularly in the context of designing content that engages the primary school aged audience.
ISBN 0975164414
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2004, Southern Cross University
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