Virtual Briefing: Megaconference IV Simulcast

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Join Together: An Emerging Internet2 Network for the field of Deaf Education

Time 12/10/02 02:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

Dr. Johnson, Professor at Kent State University/Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program, and Mr. Tom McNeal, Director/Kent State University/Desktop Collaboration Project ( will demonstrate the use of a nation-wide K-20 H.323 video conferencing network that has been established to enhance the preparation of teachers of students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. The network, which now includes over 60 hearing/deaf individuals throughout the nation, was established as a pilot project within a three year, $2.1 million Preparing Tomorrow Teachers to Use Technology Catalyst grant ( that was awarded in June of 2000 to the Association of College Educators - Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing ( The presentation will include the use of a number of videoconferencing technologies to permit several University and K-12 based Deaf Education colleagues from throughout the nation to share with the conference attendees how they are using the network to enhance teaching and learning. The presentation will conclude with information concerning the emerging development of an Internet2 opportunity for the field of Deaf Education


Speaker Harold Johnson Kent State University

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