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(with Lorraine Begay Manavi and Marion Bittinger) A Case Study in Digital Collaboration: Navajo Language Renaissance and Rosetta Stone Navajo. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Albuquerque, …

(with Lorraine Begay Manavi and Marion Bittinger) A Case Study in Digital Collaboration: Navajo Language Renaissance and Rosetta Stone Navajo. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 20 May 2011.

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  • 1. Marion Bittinger, RSLorraine Begay Manavi, NLR Danny Hieber, RS
  • 2. The Endangered Language Program works withNative language communities to create custom Rosetta Stone software for use in their language revitalization programs. We promote global linguistic diversity and embody Rosetta Stone’s belief that language learning makes the world a better place. 5
  • 3. • 1999: First project launched• 2004: Endangered Language Program founded• 2006: Mohawk Level 1 released• 2007: Iñupiaq (Coastal) Level 1 and Inuttitut Level 1 released• 2007: First company grant projects launched• 2009: Mohawk Level 2 released• 2010: Chitimacha Levels 1/2 released Iñupiaq (Kobuk / Selawik) Level 1 released Navajo Levels 1/2 released• 2011: Iñupiaq (North Slope) Levels 1/2/3 released
  • 4. The Rosetta Stone Endangered Language Program + Navajo Language Renaissance = The Goals: • Use of Rosetta Stone Navajo in Navajo Nation schools •Rosetta Stone Navajo available in Navajo Nation Chapter Houses•Use of Rosetta Stone Navajo by Navajo living outside of the Nation •Use of Rosetta Stone Navajo in Navajo homes and families
  • 5. • Download new version of font (Sharepoint)• Listen to an audition together (Call Graph, Sharepoint)• Finish Scope & Sequence together (Google Docs)• Review a photo together, send (Jing)• Look at SILS Powerpoint together (YouSendIt)
  • 6. •• Call Graph• Sharepoint• Jing••
  • 7. Purpose: free calling, conference calling,video conferencing and messaging, screensharingCost: most services freeLimitations: some features unavailable in conference callsSource: www.skype.com
  • 8. Purpose: making audio recordingsof Skype callsCost: most services freeLimitations: for PC onlySource: http://scribie.com/free-skype-recorder
  • 9. Purpose: digital collaboration platformCost: variesLimitations: limited to group usersSource
  • 10. Purpose: free Unicode fonts and keyboards for Aboriginal languagesCost: freeLimitations: for public use, but a few limitations; see websiteSource: www.languagegeek.org
  • 11. Purpose: Sharing and co-editing documents simultaneouslyCost: most services freeLimitations: some features missingSource: http://docs.google.com
  • 12. Purpose: capturing full and partial screenshotsCost: basic services freeLimitations: noneSource: www.techsmith.com/jing/
  • 13. Purpose: sending files that are toolarge to emailCost: most services freeLimitations: 2GB limitSource: www.yousendit.com