Indigenous Engagement Project conVerge08 Making It Real 5 December 2008 Rhonda Appo
Context <ul><li>Massive under representation of Indigenous people in vocation education and training (VET) and broadly </l...
Reflections and learnings <ul><li>Training needs to be purposeful  </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the Project Champion </li></u...
Highlights <ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>The role of the champion </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of stories, sharing ...
Key Messages <ul><li>High Priority learner group </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural knowledge can be shared </li></ul><ul><li>Reso...
Challenges <ul><li>Perception  </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining trust </li></ul><ul><li>Level of priority within community </li><...
Location <ul><li>Google Earth ( showing each of the locations) </li></ul>
Funded projects   <ul><ul><li>Open Learning Institute of TAFE (QLD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSW North Coast Institute o...
 
Jobs for our Mob – Camooweal <ul><li>Preparation for the world of work, to be physically and mentally ready </li></ul><ul>...
Jobs for Our Mob <ul><li>Appropriate language  </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual tour </li></ul><ul><li>Resources  </li></ul><ul><...
Indigenous e-learn = e-skills n work” <ul><li>Familiar voices - connection  </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant resources  </li></u...
Making It Real <ul><li>Ability to “make it” real and owned </li></ul><ul><li>Build the resource to keep </li></ul><ul><li>...
Making It Real <ul><li>To engage the communities of Lockhart River and Yarrabah </li></ul><ul><li>To engage learners in li...
The concept <ul><li>Create a  resource  with default graphics and audio with links to suitable literacy/numeracy activitie...
The resource <ul><li>A collection of webpages, audio and flash with a default “look and feel” </li></ul><ul><li>Links to f...
The resource <ul><li>Each location has an outside view which is customisable by the community </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking o...
The tool <ul><li>When the learner has customised each location – choosing pictures and voices – they click on the “Make It...
<ul><li>View the Elluminate  Live!  recording   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Contact details </li></ul>Website:  http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au   Rhonda Appo Ph:  (07) 3307 4707 Mob:  043...
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    1. 1. Indigenous Engagement Project conVerge08 Making It Real 5 December 2008 Rhonda Appo
    2. 2. Context <ul><li>Massive under representation of Indigenous people in vocation education and training (VET) and broadly </li></ul><ul><li>Poor infrastructure, if any </li></ul><ul><li>Social disengagement and exclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Reflections and learnings <ul><li>Training needs to be purposeful </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the Project Champion </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining acceptance – knowledge of local protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with applications and overcoming difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural knowledge is shared </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is the conduit to learning and engagement </li></ul>
    4. 4. Highlights <ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>The role of the champion </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of stories, sharing cultural knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with government funding and policy organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous people are equal partners </li></ul><ul><li>Level of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Using the technology for “just me” purposes </li></ul>
    5. 5. Key Messages <ul><li>High Priority learner group </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural knowledge can be shared </li></ul><ul><li>Resources highly interactive, visual, innovative and adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership and pride in sharing/testing/questioning </li></ul>
    6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining trust </li></ul><ul><li>Level of priority within community </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring equal Indigenous participation </li></ul><ul><li>Valid consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
    7. 7. Location <ul><li>Google Earth ( showing each of the locations) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Funded projects <ul><ul><li>Open Learning Institute of TAFE (QLD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSW North Coast Institute of TAFE (NSW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Darwin University (NT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TAFE NSW Western Institute (NSW, WA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Recreation and Tourism Training Advisory Council (NT, WA, QLD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mount Isa Institute of TAFE (QLD) TAFE NSW Western Institute (NSW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE (VIC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kimberley College of TAFE (WA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (QLD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical North Queensland TAFE (QLD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JobTrain WA Pty Ltd (WA). </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Jobs for our Mob – Camooweal <ul><li>Preparation for the world of work, to be physically and mentally ready </li></ul><ul><li>Resource developed and nationally received </li></ul><ul><li>Employment and training model recognised nationally </li></ul>
    10. 11. Jobs for Our Mob <ul><li>Appropriate language </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual tour </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity of location </li></ul><ul><li>Use of avatars </li></ul>
    11. 12. Indigenous e-learn = e-skills n work” <ul><li>Familiar voices - connection </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant resources </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate terminology </li></ul>
    12. 13. Making It Real <ul><li>Ability to “make it” real and owned </li></ul><ul><li>Build the resource to keep </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate to the community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Language and visuals are developed and individualised </li></ul>
    13. 14. Making It Real <ul><li>To engage the communities of Lockhart River and Yarrabah </li></ul><ul><li>To engage learners in literacy and numeracy resources by providing a familiar context and environment </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a resource which is customisable by any community within Australia </li></ul>
    14. 15. The concept <ul><li>Create a resource with default graphics and audio with links to suitable literacy/numeracy activities based on four locations – community council office, school, shop and the home – as well as a customisable photo album which can be populated with local pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Create a tool which allows communities to customise the resource with their own names, photographs and audio </li></ul>
    15. 16. The resource <ul><li>A collection of webpages, audio and flash with a default “look and feel” </li></ul><ul><li>Links to four identified locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Council (Office) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School (Classroom) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A link to a community photo album </li></ul>
    16. 17. The resource <ul><li>Each location has an outside view which is customisable by the community </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on the “Go Inside” button takes you inside the location – the inside views are drawn visuals of what that place might typically look like </li></ul><ul><li>Inside are clickable objects that load literacy and numeracy activities related to the object – eg. Clicking on a guitar will access activities around music </li></ul>
    17. 18. The tool <ul><li>When the learner has customised each location – choosing pictures and voices – they click on the “Make It Real” button which copies their own files into the resource, customising it for their own community </li></ul><ul><li>At any stage, the tool can be run to change any aspect of each customised location – names, pictures or voices </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>View the Elluminate Live! recording </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Contact details </li></ul>Website: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au Rhonda Appo Ph: (07) 3307 4707 Mob: 0439 678 412 Email: [email_address] For more information on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework: Ph: (07) 3307 4700 Email: [email_address]
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