Culture Link Queensland (nov07)

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Culture Link Queensland is a collaboration between four other arts network agencies.

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Culture Link Queensland (nov07)

  1. 1. CultureLink Queensland Using e-learning to increase access and participation in vocational education and training for isolated mature QuickTimeᆰ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. aged women who support arts, culture
  2. 2. Linking regional women online Using e-learning to increase the access and participation in vocational education and training for isolated mature aged women who support arts, culture and community development within their rural and remote Queensland locations.
  3. 3. The chosen CultureLink participants come from diverse backgrounds: • authors, publishers • Artists in all art forms • radio presenters, • Community developers and artsworkers • Community Cultural Development (CCD) practitioners and Flickr • farmers/station owners who work voluntarily for the well-being of their communities.
  4. 4. Lasting quotes from participant survey: “Very rich exchange” “Changed my whole attitude to all online activity” “Really exciting” 100% reported being encouraged to study further online in future Denise Wild: Juniors (acrylic)
  5. 5. E-learning has provided access to: • Two accredited training courses • Cultural planning resources • Information and research Artwork by Richard Moffatt: Eagle • Larger and diverse networks state-wide Photo: Julianne Doonar
  6. 6. Connecting Communities: ‘Maintain effective networks’
  7. 7. Intercultural Exchange:‘Work effectively in a cross cultural context with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations’ Uncle Sam Chambers and grandson at Cherbourg
  8. 8. Regional Cluster groups were established to support the participants with the accredited training assessment tasks. At Arts Nexus: Carol Coates, Christine Eyres and Debra Eldemire
  9. 9. Outcome: CultureLink’s Chat Womb • Chat group through Yahoo! • Gentle and informal process of sharing knowledge and learning from each other • Coined this space the Chat Womb • Ability to share photos, stories of day- to-day life, of work and fun The Bather- sculpture of Janice Kent-MacKenzie by Alison McDonald
  10. 10. Outcome: Examples 1. An artist is displaying her artwork and describing her motivations. 2. An author is sharing her insight into the writing business of publishers and illustrators. Alice in the Interface, 1998, by artist Sasi Victoire Title: Exotic Alice
  11. 11. Challenges • Time • Technology • Software • Education • Friendships • Distances Whiteboard screen shot: artwork by CL 07 participants
  12. 12. Outcome: www.culturelink.net.au • user friendly website • ongoing capacity • across borders, nationally and internationally • using Joomla (a free source content management system) together with Moodle (a free source student management system) • information, resources, professional development, and online discussions

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