Learn Basic Skills to Become Fluent in American Sign Language
To register for American Sign Language (ASL) courses through Signing Online please go to their website: http://www.signingonline.com/
Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. ASL also means learning how to express yourself using your eyes, face and movements and body movements.
The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals. Healthcare professionals will benefit from learning the basics of ASL.
Signing Online was designed and developed by Dr. David Stewart and Dr. Brian Winn. Dr. Stewart was Professor and Director of the Deaf Education program at Michigan State University prior to his death in 2004. He taught American Sign Language starting in 1979 and along with a team of researchers from Michigan State University, Dr. Stewart was responsible for the creation of the Personal Communicator, an award-winning CD developed in the mid-1990s to facilitate communication between deaf students and their hearing classmates in public schools. Winn is a professor of Digital Media Art & Technology in the Department of Telecommunication at Michigan State University. He teaches courses in interactive digital media design.
Continuing Nursing Education
For each ASL course, nurses who log 15 hours online and complete the Signing Online CE Information form will be eligible for 15 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. Michigan State University College of Nursing (OH-294, 08/01/15) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon completion of the course, certificates for earned CNE contact hours are mailed electronically to eligible participants.