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Multimedia Tutorials For Minority Non English Speaking Students And Software Engineering Methods For The Same

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Multimedia Tutorials and Web Development

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Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

3

Page Numbers

12.1090.1 - 12.1090.3

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https://peer.asee.org/2646

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28

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Rhoda Baggs Florida Institute of Technology

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Tamas Kasza Florida Institute of Technology

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Dr. Kasza is a Computer Engineer and Adjunct Professor with F.I.T.

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Ian Pravata Florida Institute of Technology

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Ian is an Software Specialist with Harris Corp. and recently graduated with his MS/CIS degree. He has helped develop tutorials and methods on this project.

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Patrice Fraites Florida Institute of Technology

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Patrice is a graduate of the MS/CIS program at F.I.T. who is working on the Requirements analysis methods.

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Kohl Witmer Florida Institute of Technology

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Kohl is a Software Tester and Computer Science undergraduate student at F.I.T. He has helped develop tutorials and methods on this project.

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Gholam Ali Shaykhian NASA

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Multimedia Tutorials for Minority non-English Speaking Students and Software Engineering Methods for the Same

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Multimedia tutorials available online are becoming popular as a means of providing canned explanations for difficult material for brick and mortar classes and online courses. The availability of free multimedia products like Flashplayer by Macromedia © and the increasing proliferation of high speed access also provides the perfect set of circumstances to produce and make obtainable tutorials for K-12 children who may be especially challenged in some way. For instance, these tutorials would be appropriate and helpful for non-English speaking children to help them learn English and acclimate to their new American environment. This is the perfect time with the increasing Hispanic population within the borders of the United States. Students in the Computer Sciences and Computer Information Systems programs at Florida Institute of Technology have been working on such tutorials that have video, animation, audio, text, and images to help get across new ideas and topics to school age children. At the same time, software engineering methods for designing such tools are being developed and explored. The scope of this research is being extended to include audio in multiple languages for non-English speaking students.

Baggs, R., & Kasza, T., & Pravata, I., & Fraites, P., & Witmer, K., & Shaykhian, G. A. (2007, June), Multimedia Tutorials For Minority Non English Speaking Students And Software Engineering Methods For The Same Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2646

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