Enabling sign language instruction with technology: the case of developing a computerized learning tool for Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL)

dc.contributor.authorOsei, Diana Dayaka
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-24T13:42:52Z
dc.date.available2017-03-24T13:42:52Z
dc.date.issued2012-4
dc.descriptionThesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractGhanaian Sign Language (GhSL) is a developing language in the sense that not much is known about it within or outside Ghana. The fact that GhSL is closely-related to American Sign Language (ASL) means that, knowledge of ASL can help one communicate with the Ghanaian Deaf. However, there exist Ghanaian-specific signs that are not available in ASL. This paper presents the Ghanaian Interactive Sign Language (GISL) Tutor, the first computer-based tutor for GhSL designed to teach GhSL vocabulary of Ghanaian-specific signs. Ghanaians who tested the tutor during its iteration stage expressed that they want more Ghanaian signs to be available on the tutor. The purpose of the GISL Tutor is therefore to make Ghanaian-specific signs accessible to anyone interested in learning GhSL for reception and expression.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11988/156
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectAshesi University Collegeen_US
dc.subjectcomputer-based technologyen_US
dc.subjectGhanaian sign language instructionen_US
dc.subjectreceptive/expressive learningen_US
dc.subjecthand shapesen_US
dc.subjectsigningen_US
dc.subjectfingerspellingen_US
dc.titleEnabling sign language instruction with technology: the case of developing a computerized learning tool for Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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