Classroom interpreting and visual information processing in mainstream education for deaf students: live or Memorex?

Show full item record

Title: Classroom interpreting and visual information processing in mainstream education for deaf students: live or Memorex?
Author: Marschark, Marc; Pelz, Jeff; Convertino, Carol; Sapere, Patricia; Arndt, Mary; Seewagen, Rosemarie
Abstract: This study examined visual information processing and learning in classrooms including both deaf and hearing students. Of particular interest were the effects on deaf students’ learning of live (threedimensional) versus video-recorded (two-dimensional) sign language interpreting and the visual attention strategies of more and less experienced deaf signers exposed to simultaneous, multiple sources of visual information. Results from three experiments consistently indicated no differences in learning between three-dimensional and two-dimensional presentations among hearing or deaf students. Analyses of students’ allocation of visual attention and the influence of various demographic and experimental variables suggested considerable flexibility in deaf students’ receptive communication skills. Nevertheless, the findings also revealed a robust advantage in learning in favor of hearing students.
Description: ©2005 American Educational Research Association
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3079
Date: 2005

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
JPelzArticle2005.pdf 319.1Kb PDF View/Open

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search RIT DML


Advanced Search

Browse