Evaluation Study of Pedagogical Methods and E – Learning Material via Web 2.0 for Hearing Impaired People

  • John Vrettaros
  • Katerina Argiri
  • Pilios Stavrou
  • Kostas Hrissagis
  • Athanasios Drigas
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

The primary goal of this paper is to study whether WEB 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks and typical hypermedia as well as techniques such as lip – reading, video – sign language and learning activities are appropriate to use for learning purpose for deaf and hard of hearing people. In order to check the extent in which the choices mentioned above are compatible with the features of the specific group and maximize the learning results we designed an empirical study which will be presented below. The study was conducted in the context of SYNERGIA, a project of Leonardo da Vinci of Lifelong Learning Programme, in the section of MULTILATERAL PROJECTS TRANSFER OF INNOVATION, The evaluation was conducted on data that came up through questionnaire analysis.

Keywords

empirical study Web 2.0 e-learning social networking wikis blogs video – sign language lip – reading 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Vrettaros
    • 1
  • Katerina Argiri
    • 1
  • Pilios Stavrou
    • 1
  • Kostas Hrissagis
    • 2
  • Athanasios Drigas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media LabNCSR Demokritos’AthensGreece
  2. 2.CE.RE.TE.TH, Centre for Research and Technology - Thessaly, Technology Park of ThessalyVolosGreece

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