Joshua Walker: Life, Learning and Making Progress
The video above is Joshua Walker’s interview in full. He is asked a series of questions including, “What made the biggest difference in his life?”. In addition, his Mother, Diane, shares her son’s success story from her own perspective. Below is a series of responses from Joshua regarding how education can benefit from having cameras in the classroom.
Cameras in the Classroom…
by Joshua Walker
Here is Joshua’s response about why video-recording is really a good idea in classrooms:
1. It opens up more opportunities for individuals with disabilities because people who have sensory issues don’t have to take on a busy college campus. They can be in an environment that works for them and participate with other classmates via online blackboard situations.
2. It works for people who have auditory processing problems and who need to listen to the professor’s or teacher’s lecture/presentation several times. Some students need to hear it several times before the concept really sticks in their minds.
3. Some students have medical problems, which would make it difficult for them to attend on a daily basis. This would allow for more flexibility on attendance and yet videos can be monitored for viewership so that attendance is assured.
4. It would allow ASL and captioning of the videos for those with hearing or other difficulties with communication.
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