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Gallaudet experiments with holograms to teach ASL

EdScoop’s Higher Ed expert Lindsay McKenzie writes about the only liberal arts college devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, “In testing, [Dr. Laurene] Simms said, students were far more enthusiastic about the hologram tech than Zoom calls. And with a life-size instructor in the room, conversations feel more interactive, she said. Aside from instruction, Simms said, holograms have the potential to help preserve ASL, creating a formal record of the language through 3D recordings. “[ASL is] not spoken, it’s not verbal,” Simms said. “If we don’t take action, it could fade away…It was kind of surreal, kind of like Star Trek.”