In an earlier post I wrote about the signstation, which was launched in 2005 by University of Bristol Centre for Deaf Studies to provide quality learning resources for people who work alongside Deaf people.
I wrote, back on March 1st, that CDS has developed Signstation Plus, a new development from University of Bristol Centre for Deaf Studies to provide fee-paying online sign language e-learning courses.
Below is the latest newsletter update, that I reproduce here in full: to keep up to date, you can subscribe to the newsletter.
Taking a look at the Signstation
Plus Learning Management System
This month we’ll be introducing you to the Signstation Plus Learning Management System (LMS)
What is an LMS?
From a starting point of simplicity an LMS appears essentially like a regular website with online learning materials, not unlike the free sign language e-learning course The Company which is available on our Sister website Signstation (www.signstation.org).
But unlike in the case of The Company, courses hosted on the Signstation LMS will track in detail how you interact with the content and compare this against learning targets to provide you statistics of how you are performing. As you progress through the course the LMS provides you with the tools to build your own course portfolio and to engage with other learners should you wish to.
The LMS also includes all the software tools needed to support online signed assignments as part of the course meaning you can develop your sign language production skills alongside your receptive skills.
All Signstation Plus learners will receive a unique username and password and the LMS can be accessed online 24 hours a day.
Interested in Signstation Plus courses but wish to use your own LMS?
If you are a business interested in Signstation Plus courses but wish to use your own LMS or Learning Centre, Signstation Plus courses adhere to the SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) 1.2 and 2004 (4th edition) specifications and can be transferred to any SCORM conformant system.