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Credits for the reproduced figures and videos in the MOOC go to:

Further recognition and information regarding the source for particular graphics or videos will be presented when used as part of the tutorials and homework. 

Contributors to the construction of the MOOC

I want to thank all the members on the team for their contributions to this massive open online course (MOOC). Their names and roles are listed in the Course Team section below.  In particular, I want to thank Matthew Malzkuhn and Tory Sampson for their significant roles in the video recording, logging, and editing of my lectures, and to Betsy Hicks McDonald and Elissa Newport for their significant roles in editing the slides developed for the lecture presentations. 

I would like to thank Tory Sampson, Gabriel Arellano, Jacques Boudreault, Monique Boudreault, April Jackson-Woodard and Hongyou Xu for performing the invaluable roles of signer models, Ella Mae Lentz for sharing her poem 'Circle of Life,'  my brother, Samuel Supalla for sharing his signing shadow, and my now grown up children, Susanna and Zachary for sharing creative sign language expressions from their childhoods.

I also want to thank Ryan Walter for his work in adding the English voiceover to the videos, and to Jayne Tubergen and Elissa Newport for editing the text in the objectives, tutorials, and homework exercises. Finally, to Jennifer Vold for her translation of my lectures from ASL to spoken English (amounting to many hours of video), for editing text, as well as for her dedication to the project from its inception all the way to the final product.

Also, thanks to Patrick Boudreault, Guillaume Chastel, Patricia Clark, Charles Krauel, Fanny Limousin, Yutaka Osugi, Carol Padden, Deirdre Schlehofer, Clarence Supalla, David Supalla, Samuel Supalla, Chad Taylor, the ASLized website, the Deaf Studies Digital Journal, the HeART of Deaf Culture website, and the Society for American Sign Language for their support and contributions to curricular innovation which has led to the conception of this MOOC.

Course Team

Instructor and project director

          • Ted Supalla

English voiceover

          • Jennifer Vold

ASL sign model and re-enactment

        • Tory Sampson
        • Jacques Boudreault
        • Monique Boudreault
        • April Jackson-Woodard
        • Gabriel Arellano
        • Hongyou Xu

Video recording

          • Matthew Malzkuhn
          • Tory Sampson
          • Gabriel Arellano

Video post-production editing

          • Matthew Malzkuhn
        • Tory Sampson
        • Gabriel Arellano

ASL-English transcription, editing and captioning

          • Jennifer Vold
          • Jayne Tubergen

Audio recording and post-production 

          • Ryan Walter

Graphic art and signage

          • Yiran Sun

Lecture slide development

          • Ted Supalla
          • Betsy Hicks McDonald
          • Elissa Newport

Tutorial and homework development

          • Ted Supalla
          • Tory Sampson

Quiz development

          • Jeffrey Palmer
          • Tory Sampson

Glossary development

      • Erin Campbell
      • Jayne Tubergren

Trailer development

        • Ryan Walter
        • Matthew Malzkuhn
          • Amelia Becker
          • Heidi Getz
          • April Jackson-Woodard
          • Hongyou Xu

Historical Sign Language Database support team

          • Donald Metlay
          • Patricia Clark
          • Gabriel Arellano

MOOC project coordination

          • Tory Sampson
          • Betsy Hicks McDonald

GeorgetownX support team

          • Jennifer Lubkin Chavez
          • Anna Kruse
          • Yianna Vovides

Georgetown Medical Center's Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery support team

          • Elissa Newport
          • Lydia Prentiss
          • Diana Hinton

Acknowledgements:

Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Neurology Department
Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery
Sign Language Research Lab

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship
Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning Award to Ted Supalla
edX Consortium with GeorgetownX as Charter Member

Support of the HSLDB project

The Historical Sign Language Database project is the result of support from various organizations over a number of years. I would like to thank Patricia Clark for her assistance cataloguing and transcribing the historical sign language corpora for the HSLDB project. I would also like to thank Donald Metlay for building the digital database and thanks to the students at the University of Rochester who contributed to the HSLDB.  The project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF Research Grant BCS1455756 to Ted Supallaand fellowships to Ted Supalla from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I would also like to thank the Gallaudet University Archives for granting permission to use the historical film materials as part of our database project, and especially to Michael Olson for his valuable assistance in locating historical materials and making them available to us.