iSLanDS student achieves MA for thesis on teaching English to Indian signers through e-learning
The iSLanDS Institute is excited to announce that Clark Denmark has earned an MA by Research degree for his thesis, ‘The Impact of an Interactive Learning Platform on the Learning of English as a Second Language by Young Deaf Indian Sign Language Users’ at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Mr Denmark is a senior lecturer in UCLan’s Deaf Studies department and a well-known, longstanding activist and scholar in the British Deaf community who has been instrumental in advancing the recognition and wider understanding of British Sign Language.
The teaching of English through Indian Sign Language via e-learning is unprecedented, and Mr Denmark’s thesis examines the efficacy, strengths, obstacles and technical requirements of using this new method to teach and empower deaf students in India. Mr Denmark’s findings have also enabled the iSLanDS Institute to improve its English Learning Platform, and have played a vital role in the Institute’s plans to adapt this platform for use with Jordanian deaf learners.
He will receive his degree certificate at UCLan’s July 2013 ceremony.
Many congratulations to Clark from the staff, students, partners and associates of iSLanDS.