Student Technology Projects in a Remote First Nations Village

Student Technology Projects in a Remote First Nations Village

Tish Scott (University of Victoria, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-298-5.ch018
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This qualitative case study focuses on community members’ observations and perceptions of student multimedia technology projects produced in a grade 6/7 class, particularly in relation to what they affirm is important for their children’s education. The projects are community-based and rooted in the First Nations culture of a remote village in northern British Columbia (Canada).

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Chapter 1
Portals and Potlach  (pages 1-13)
Carol Leclair, Sandi Warren
The authors are Métis scholars and members of the Métis Women’s Circle. The Métis Women’s Circle is a not-for-profit, national organization that... Sample PDF
Portals and Potlach
Chapter 2
Juan Francisco Salazar
Indigenous media have become an intensely debated subject in discussions of cultural diversity and access to information and communication... Sample PDF
Indigenous Peoples and the Cultural Constructions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Latin America
Chapter 3
Judy M. Iseke-Barnes, Deborah Danard
This chapter explores how representations of indigenous peoples on the Internet and other media are contextualized according to an outsider... Sample PDF
Indigenous Knowledges and Worldview: Representations and the Internet
Chapter 4
Robyn Kamira
Indigenous contributions to governance in health informatics can be drawn from cultural concepts such as Kaitiakitanga, which implies guardianship... Sample PDF
Kaitiakitanga and Health Informatics: Introducing Useful Indigenous Concepts of Governance in the Health Sector
Chapter 5
Victor Giner Minana
This case study will focus on UNESCO’s cross-disciplinary programme spanning the sectors of communication and culture, “Information and... Sample PDF
ICTs for intercultural Dialog (ICT4ID)
Chapter 6
Pauline Hui Ying Ooi
Orang Asli means the “Original People” in the Malay language. Nowadays, they are classified into three large groups: Senoi, Negrito and... Sample PDF
ICT and the Orang Asli in Malaysia
Chapter 7
Bethalia Gaidan
I have spent most of my life in the Torres Strait in Far North Queensland, Australia. There are 17 inhabited islands spread across the strait with... Sample PDF
My Life With Computers on a Remote Island
Chapter 8
Margaret Mau
My earliest experience with anything to do with information technology was the electric typewriter. That was in 1977 when I attended the Cairns... Sample PDF
How Computers Came Into My Life
Chapter 9
Christopher Robbins
This chapter explores how educational technology can be developed according to indigenous learning approaches of the South Pacific. It is based on... Sample PDF
Developing Culturally Inclusive Educational Multimedia in the South Pacific
Chapter 10
Fiona Brady
The increasing deployment of technology is changing the way services are delivered. New technologies require people to learn new procedures to do... Sample PDF
Learning to Internet Bank
Chapter 11
Michael Donovan
Indigenous peoples are some of the most disadvantaged groups globally; Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are no... Sample PDF
Can Information Communication Technological Tools Be Used to Suit Aboriginal Learning Pedagogies
Chapter 12
Wanjira Kinuthia
It is fairly accurate to assume that societies are facing a paradigm shift from industrial to information society, and a transition from information... Sample PDF
Instructional Design and Technology Implications for Indigenous Knowledge: Africa's Introspective
Chapter 13
Gale Goodwin Gomez
Education programs among indigenous peoples throughout South America vary greatly in terms of content, instructional objectives, quality and level... Sample PDF
Computer Technology and Native Literacy in the amazon
Chapter 14
Terry T. Neal, Andrea Barr, Te Arani Barrett, Kathie Irwin
In early 2004, the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand (ITPNZ) received funding from the New Zealand government for a project... Sample PDF
Toi Whatoranga: Maori and Learning Technology
Chapter 15
Ella Inglebret, Susan Rae Banks, D. Michael Pavel, Rhonda Friedlander, Mary Loy Stone
Responsiveness to cultural background has become a dominant theme associated with efforts to increase the effectiveness of human service delivery... Sample PDF
Multimedia Curriculum Development Based on the Oval Tradition
Chapter 16
Stephen Grant, Max Hendriks, Laurel Evelyn Dyson
From January 12-24, 2004 the Faculty of Information Technology, at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), conducted the first Pre-IT program... Sample PDF
The Indigenous Pre-IT Program
Chapter 17
Rosemary Foster, Michael Meehan
In a degree program traditionally offering problem-based-learning (PBL) in a classroom setting, we began to explore how information technology could... Sample PDF
Problem-Based Online Learning in Indigenous Tertiary Education: Reflections on Implementation
Chapter 18
Tish Scott
This qualitative case study focuses on community members’ observations and perceptions of student multimedia technology projects produced in a grade... Sample PDF
Student Technology Projects in a Remote First Nations Village
Chapter 19
Russell Gluck, John Fulcher
A draw-talk-write (DTW) process evolved as one of the authors (Gluck) worked with indigenous Australians who had stories to tell, and encountered... Sample PDF
Draw-Talk-Write: Experiences and Learning with Indigenous Australians that are Driving the Evolution of Word Recognition Technology
Chapter 20
Martin Hughes, John Dallwitz
The creation of a digital archive database system for the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people in Central Australia has been a challenging... Sample PDF
Ara Irititja: Towards Culturally Appropriate IT Best Practice in Remote Indigenous Australia
Chapter 21
Brett Leavy
Digital Songlines is a software toolkit being developed by the Australasian Cooperative Research Centre for Interaction Design. It consists of an... Sample PDF
Digital Songlines: Digitising the Arts, Culture and Heritage Landscape of Aborignal Australia
Chapter 22
Katina Michael, Leone Dunn
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been applied successfully to numerous remote indigenous communities around the world. The... Sample PDF
The Use of Information and Communication Technology for the Preservation of Aboriginal Culture: The Badimaya People of Western Australia
Chapter 23
Te Taka Keegan, Sally Jo Cunningham, Mark Apperley
In this chapter we investigate the extent and characteristics of use of the Maori language, the indigenous language of Aotearoa (New Zealand), in a... Sample PDF
Indigenous Language Usage in a Bilingual Interface: Transaction Log Analysis of the Niupepa Web Site
Chapter 24
Kate Hennessy, Patrick J. Moore
To all my children, we are losing our language. You are our future leaders; you must learn our language. It is the root and heart of our culture. I... Sample PDF
Language, Identity, and Community Control: The Tagish First Voices Project
Chapter 25
Daryn McKenny, Baden Hughes, Alex Arposio
The Arwarbukarl Cultural Resources Association (ACRA)1 is a leading indigenous cultural representation and coordination body in the Hunter Valley... Sample PDF
Towards an Indigenous Language Knowledge Base: Tools and Techniques from the Arwarbukarl Community
Chapter 26
Glenn Auld
Members of the Kunibídji community are the traditional landowners of the land and seas around Maningrida, a community in Arnhem Land in Northern... Sample PDF
Ndjebbana Talking Books: A Technological Transformation to Fit Kuynibidji Social Practice
Chapter 27
David Nathan
This case study outlines the development of one component of the interactive multimedia CD-ROM Paakantyi (Hercus & Nathan, 2002), emphasising the... Sample PDF
A Talking Dictionary of Paakantyi
Chapter 28
Gary Holton, Andrea Berez, Sadie Williams
As the world’s indigenous languages continue to be threatened with extinction, technology can play an important role in indigenous language... Sample PDF
Building the Dena'ina Language Alaska Archive
Chapter 29
Ron Eglash
This chapter shows how culturally situated design tools can be developed to support traditional culture and individual creativity in Native American... Sample PDF
Ethnocomputing with Native American Design
Chapter 30
Mark H. Palmer
The construction and implementation of geographic information systems (GIS) within the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is yet another... Sample PDF
Cut from the Same Cloth: The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Geographic Information Systems, and Cultural Assimilation
Chapter 31
Andrew Turk
This chapter explores the concepts of boundary (“limit of country”) held by indigenous Australians and how they might be represented in... Sample PDF
Representations of Tribal Boundaries of Australian Indigenous Peoples and the Implications for Geographic Information Systems
Chapter 32
Roger W. Harris, Doug Vogel, Lars H. Bestle
Indigenous peoples are good for national tourism development in Asia because they present an exotic image that helps to differentiate countries from... Sample PDF
E-Community-Based Tourism for Asia's Indigenous People
Chapter 33
Sheree Cairney, Paul Maruff
An assessment of brain function (or cognitive function) has become an important process with applications in a growing number of areas including... Sample PDF
Computerised Tests of Brain Function for Use with Indigenous People
Chapter 34
Shigenobu Sugito, Sachiko Kubota
This study has three main aims: 1. to develop software for an indigenous kinship database and genealogy using a cross-platform Java engine; 2. to... Sample PDF
Alliance Project: Digital Kinship Database and Genealogy
Chapter 35
Marcia Langton, Odette Mazel, Lisa Palmer
The Agreements Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) database ( is an online gateway and resource that links current... Sample PDF
Agreements Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Database
Chapter 36
Anne Daly
This chapter presents data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to highlight the low levels of computer and Internet usage by indigenous... Sample PDF
The Diffusion of New Technologies: Community Online Access Centre in Indigenous Communities in Australia
Chapter 37
Laurel Evelyn Dyson
This chapter examines wireless technologies in Africa, with special reference to indigenous minority populations. In a continent with limited... Sample PDF
Wireless Applications in Africa
Chapter 38
Mehran Abolhasan, Paul Boustead
The Ngaanyatjarra land is located in the Gibson Desert in the state of Western Australia, and is the home of 12 major communities primarily made up... Sample PDF
UHF-Based Community Voice Service in Ngannyatjarra Lands of Australia
Chapter 39
Cape York Digital Network  (pages 298-301)
Alopi Latukefu
Power comes in all manner of media — economic, legislative, industrial, cultural and social — with each level of power intertwined into a massive... Sample PDF
Cape York Digital Network
Chapter 40
Redfern Kids Connect  (pages 302-304)
Ryan Sengara
Redfern Kids Connect is a volunteer-based community project running each Saturday morning out of the Redfern Computer Centre in inner-west Sydney... Sample PDF
Redfern Kids Connect
Chapter 41
J. David Betts
In 1998, the U.S. Department of Commerce Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program funded the Pascua Yaqui Connection... Sample PDF
Community Computing and Literacy in Pascua Yaqui Pueblo
Chapter 42
Linda Sioui
In the 17th century, an important period of contact with Europeans, the Wendat nation (Iroquoian linguistic family) lived in the Georgian Bay area... Sample PDF
Reunification of the Wendat/Wyandotte Nation at a Time of Globalization
Chapter 43
Future Directions  (pages 314-315)
Laurel Evelyn Dyson, Max Hendriks, Stephen Grant
This book has demonstrated that the use of information technology within indigenous communities and by indigenous peoples is no longer an issue of... Sample PDF
Future Directions
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