About certification again...
Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu May 30 14:42:17 UTC 2002
May 30, 2002
Eugenio from El Salvador wrote:
> About certification, I am in agreement with you, if you don ±" know my
>work here, you can trust about my skill in signwriting, it ±± ok.
> I ±> not demanding and demanding hurry up a certificate, I only ask about
>"if may be possible", if it not be possible, no problem.
Hello Eugenio, Charles, James, Stuart, Angus....thank you for your
messages regarding possible Teacher Certification for SignWriting
over the Internet...I appreciate your points and I am sure in time
such a course could be developed...I don't think the internet can
ever truly replace the personal one-on-one teaching and learning
experience. But strangely enough, even when people travel here to
study directly, it becomes very intense...too much information to
learn in such a short period of time while people are here, so even
face-to-face education can be inadequate at times...
Therefore, the internet can be an important additional input...If an
automatic testing system can be developed, as Angus mentioned....that
would be a great idea that will have a life of its own....And if the
course was geared to transcribing video tapes of different signed
languages in SignWriting, then it could actually be somewhat
international...that would teach the generic movement writing system,
without touching on the grammar or structure of any one Sign
Language....but developing such a course will take time.
So for now, I have no choice but to finish these projects:
1. SignBank 2002
2. SignWriting 2001 CD (really done, just need to get the packaging finished)
3. SignWriting 2002 CD (really done, just need to get the packaging finished)
4. Lessons Database on CD
When all those are available, then we can move forward to other
projects, such as:
1. SignWriter 5.0 in Java ;-))
2. Courses on the web...or perhaps by CD!
Sutton at SignWriting.org
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