Aboriginal Digital Opportunities: Addressing Aboriginal Learning Needs Through the Use of Learning Technologies
It is critical that Aboriginal communities continue to explore ways of adopting and using learning technologies to avoid falling deeper into the “digital divide.”
Aboriginal Digital Opportunities, explores how Web-based distance education, e-mail and self-directed learning software can promote the development of skills, create economic development opportunities, and enable Aboriginal peoples to participate in the knowledge economy.
- examines the “whys” and “whats” of learning technologies;
- looks at the specifics of learning technology implementation and application in Aboriginal communities and provides an in-depth view of the issues and challenges and the steps that are being taken to address them;
- outlines options and concrete steps for investment, partnerships and other follow-up opportunities as identified by Aboriginal representatives; and
- contains a learning technology planning tool which is derived from “good practice” experiences.