The Jamaica Affiliation for the Deaf (JAD) has launched its Jamaica Signal Language (JSL) Grammar Curriculum Studying Administration System (LMS).
This enables academics, dad and mom and deaf and hard-of-hearing college students to entry digitised academic content material related to the JSL grammar curriculum, in addition to entry to different schooling sources.
The system was launched throughout the close-out ceremony for the Partnership for Literacy Enhancement for the Deaf (PLED) Challenge, held on Wednesday (February 3), at The Jamaica Pegasus lodge in Kingston.
The LMS is comprised of JSL glossary, JSL grammar curriculum (ranges one to 2), vocabulary constructing exams, phrase video games and programs for college kids. It additionally supplies an introduction to the JSL grammar curriculum for academics, in addition to educational JSL, bilingual methods and group JSL.
Schooling, Youth and Data Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, in her handle on the ceremony, mentioned the LMS has been reviewed by the Ministry’s Curriculum and Particular Schooling Items.
“The Curriculum Unit and Particular Schooling Unit have each reviewed the curriculum at numerous levels of growth and have accepted it as a complementary curriculum to the Nationwide Requirements Curriculum,” she famous.
Mrs. Williams mentioned the introduction of the LMS comes at a crucial time because the Ministry will increase efforts to create an inclusive schooling sector by means of better use of digital expertise.
“With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transfer in the direction of on-line studying after the closure of normal faculty for many establishments, the Studying Administration System has taken on better significance,” she added.
The LMS, which is a part of the PLED venture, goals to extend the literacy ranges of deaf and hard-of-hearing kids in all colleges for the deaf.
Challenge Supervisor, PLED, Tisha Ewen Smith, advised JIS Information the personalized JSL grammar curriculum LMS is a breakthrough in facilitating efficient educating and studying of the deaf and arduous of listening to, because it additionally supplies a video-based studying platform.
“It’s a studying administration system that’s deaf pleasant and that’s superior, as a result of many programs can’t be accessed by the deaf due to communication points. The system permits academics of the deaf to go on and educate JSL grammar curriculum and have the kids reply and be assessed, all in JSL,” she mentioned.
The Challenge Supervisor mentioned the LMS was designed by Thinkwell Restricted.
Funding of US$2.5 million is offered by the USA Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) and implementation is finished by JAD.
PLED represents a collaborative effort of the most important suppliers of Deaf Schooling in Jamaica – Jamaica Affiliation for the Deaf (JAD), Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD), and Jamaica Christian Faculty for the Deaf (JCSD).