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How itslearning helped Karol find her voice

Mike Jamerson, CTO of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, shares a story about how itslearning changed a young student’s life.


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Below is an excerpt of an article by Cebron Walker, Editor-in-Chief, the Learning Counsel.

Mike Jamerson, Chief Technology Officer of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana, shares a story about how their LMS changed a young student’s life:

“We had a student who was a self-selected mute. This is a Kindergarten student who was capable of speaking but would not speak. Whether she was embarrassed or didn’t think that her voice sounded right, there may be many different reasons, but she would not speak. So the teacher used the LMS to videotape questions to the student and taught the student how to view the video and, how to record her response to the video. Slowly, but steadily, they expanded how she communicated with people using the Learning Management System to both deliver instruction and questions and have her deliver her responses. By January, the student was teaching 6th graders how to do videos—and speaking. The capstone of this is, in May of this past year she actually spoke to the school board and an audience of about 100 people."

Meet Karol:

Karol's Story from itslearning USA on Vimeo.

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