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Robinson, Vicki – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Virtual worlds are used in many educational and business applications. At the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID/RIT), deaf college students are introduced to the virtual world of Second Life, which is a 3-D immersive, interactive environment, accessed through computer software. NTID students use…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Deafness, Teaching Methods
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Ross, Annemarie D.; Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
There is often a particular void in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who intend to become competent working laboratory technicians. Inasmuch as certain basic professional skills ("soft skills," in this case) are not generally taught in traditional science courses, a new curriculum has been developed in order to enforce…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Skill Development, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Egelston-Dodd, Judy; Ting, Simon – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article describes the mediated American Sing Language (ASL) presentation of technical vocabulary and definitions within the context of a web-based astronomy course for first year students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Deaf students showed achievement gains with fewer…
Descriptors: Deafness, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions