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The role of e-learning in 'holistic' approaches to VET in remote Australian Indigenous contexts

Boyle, Alicia and Wallace, Ruth (2008). The role of e-learning in 'holistic' approaches to VET in remote Australian Indigenous contexts. In: AVETRA 2008 - 11th Annual Conference, Adelaide, 3-4 April 2008.

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IRMA ID 75030722xPUB2
Author Boyle, Alicia
Wallace, Ruth
Title The role of e-learning in 'holistic' approaches to VET in remote Australian Indigenous contexts
Conference Name AVETRA 2008 - 11th Annual Conference
Conference Location Adelaide
Conference Dates 3-4 April 2008
Conference Publication Title AVETRA 11th Annual Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Crows Nest, NSW
Publisher AVETRA
Publication Year 2008
Volume Number Concurrent Session 1.1
ISBN 978-0-9805275-0-6   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 10
Field of Research 1303 - Specialist Studies in Education
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Indigenous peoples in remote contexts are engaging with new communication and information technologies, yet this may not be realised by mainstream vocational education and training (VET) providers. This paper will utilise evidence from recent case studies that suggests that new technologies have a significant role to play in the development of networks, resources and learning spaces for remote Australian Indigenous peoples. We explore key barriers to the use of new technologies including restrictive funding models and poor cross-agency and organisation coordination which hinders the provision of services, interoperability issues and the ability to respond to the demand for emerging uses for technologies. This paper also discusses key issues around the suitability of available resources, applicability of the industry-based nationally accredited training packages in remote contexts, variable educational profiles of the learners, and the variable skills of teaching staff to develop and use suitable resources and technologies.
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