Indigenous Engagement in E-learning

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A presentation by Rhonda Appo on Indigenous Engagement in eLearning This slidecast was produced by Harris Bromly through funding provided by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework's 2008 E-learning Innovations business activity. For more information visit http://nswinnovations.wikispaces.com/088

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  • Indigenous Engagement in E-learning

    1. 1. Indigenous Engagement in E-learning “ Lessons Learnt from E-learning Projects” 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. 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>
    4. 4. Location <ul><li>Google Earth ( showing each of the locations) </li></ul>
    5. 7. Micro e-business – Arnhem Land <ul><li>Keeping traditional peoples on their homelands by bringing technology to them </li></ul><ul><li>Language and cultural knowledge shared </li></ul><ul><li>Economic power and sustainability </li></ul>
    6. 9. 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>
    7. 11. E-Governance for Community – Western NSW - WA <ul><li>Assisting Indigenous people take control of their community organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Use of existing technology adapted to needs </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to participate in broader community organisations </li></ul>
    8. 12. 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>

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