Use of Videos in Teaching and Learning: Creating Language Video Resources for British Sign Language (BSL)

Use of Videos in Teaching and Learning: Creating Language Video Resources for British Sign Language (BSL)

Amanda Elizabeth Smith (York St. John University, UK) and Dai O'Brien (York St. John University, UK)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2724-4.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the experiences of the authors when using video technologies in creating resources for teaching British Sign Language (BSL). The authors outline their own experiences of creating resources for teaching and how the increasing availability of video technology and video hosting websites has impacted on their teaching practice. The chapter outlines some practical stages in creating online video resources for the teaching of sign language, and also how to ensure that less computer literate students can engage with this new technology. The authors conclude with some suggestions about future research directions to measure the impact and effectiveness of such resources and technologies and call other teachers of sign languages to explore the potential of these approaches for themselves.

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