Initially, I was having a really hard time choosing what to investigate for a learning project. I was torn between two things: American Sign Language (ASL) and playing guitar. After having a discussion with my fiancé, we decided to learn ASL together. We are going to teach the boys as well.
I have been interested in ASL since I first joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. My interest grew while working in the customer service industry. I have had a couple customers come in that are deaf and all I wanted to do was be able to communicate with them. I feel like, as long as they also know ASL, their experience would be that much better if someone could communicate with them beyond just waving.
The first thing I want to do is look through websites and smartphone applications to find some that I want to test out. I want to find applications that are good for teachers, good for people at home, and/or good for on the go.