Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Using Open-Source Software for Sign Language Learning and Assessment : The Case of a Web-delivered Yes/No Vocabulary Test for Swiss German Sign Language

Haug, Tobias ; Ebling, Sarah

In: International journal of emerging technologies in learning, 2019, p. 188-196

This study reports on the use of an open-source software for sign language learning and (self-) assessment. A Yes/No vocabulary size test for Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS) was developed, targeting beginning adult learners. The Web-based test, which can be used for self- assessment or placement purposes, was administered to 20 DSGS adult learners of ...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Sign language learning and assessment in German Switzerland : exploring the potential of vocabulary size tests for Swiss German sign language

Haug, Tobias ; Ebling, Sarah ; Braem, Penny Boyes ; Tissi, Katja ; Sidler-Miserez, Sandra

In: Language Education & Assessment, 2019, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 20-40

In German Switzerland the learning and assessment of Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS) takes place in different contexts, for example, in tertiary education or in continuous education courses. By way of the still ongoing implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for DSGS, different tests and assessment procedures are currently been ...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Persistent hippocampal neural firing and hippocampal-cortical coupling predict verbal working memory load

Boran, Ece ; Fedele, Tommaso ; Klaver, Peter ; Hilfiker, Peter ; Stieglitz, Lennart ; Grunwald, Thomas ; Sarnthein, Johannes

In: Science Advances, 2019, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 1-14

The maintenance of items in working memory relies on persistent neural activity in a widespread network of brain areas. To investigate the influence of load on working memory, we asked human subjects to maintain sets of letters in memory while we recorded single neurons and intracranial encephalography (EEG) in the medial temporal lobe and scalp EEG. Along the periods of a trial, hippocampal...