VL2 in the News
Read stories from the media about the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, and its resource hubs and people.
WIRED features a video and print story about the Robot AVatar thermal-Enhanced (RAVE) learning tool prototype developed by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto and a team at Gallaudet University in collaboration with Yale, the University of Southern California, and Italy’s Università Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Award-winning journalist Kate Sheridan interviews Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto to discuss the latest scientific discoveries about the Robot Avatar Thermal-Enhanced prototype (RAVE) learning tool prototype. Dr. Petitto is the lead researcher of RAVE and an educational neuroscientist at Gallaudet University.
Education Week reporter Sarah Sparks writes about the VL2 Knowledge Festival on May 9, 2016, and the information our presenters shared about research findings on bilingualism, early exposure to language, and how learning a sign language early supports learning language later, whether signed or spoken.
The Verge, in a video story about making a hearing-centric world more accessible, looks at VL2 and Motion Light Lab's work on "using motion capture technology and interactive apps to ensure that children who are deaf are exposed to language at an early age."
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto was featured in a recent video story on CNN's Vital Signs entitled "Neuroscientist's quest to understand language."
Technical.ly, a news website geared to technologists and entrepreneurs, in its DC section wrote about the Motion Light Lab's work on bilingual storybook apps for young visual learners. The Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging is cited as the generator of research findings upon which the apps are constructed.
The South China Morning Post published an article about Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto's lecture marking the launch of the University of Hong Kong's Science of Learning Center in February 2015.
Digital Journal sat down with Motion Light Lab Creative Director Melissa Malzkuhn to ask her about the VL2 Storybook Apps. Malzkuhn, also Digital Innovation and Media Strategies Manager for VL2, talked about the process of developing the bilingual ASL/English apps and the role The Baobab is playing in research taking place in the Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging.
The BBC published an article about research evidence that humans start learning language before they are born. Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto explains how rhythm enables us to break language into its component parts, which are the building blocks infants use to build a language.