ICT in Regional, Rural and Remote Areas

Multimedia provides a toolbox of ways to capture the spirit of our culture. In this presentation, you will learn about the Torres Strait communities and cultures and learn about how to assist your students to develop an understanding of this brilliant top end of the country. International visitors can not miss this great and dynamic story, acted out with the assistance of media.
Pacific countries want to manage ICTs and use them wisely in their schools. The Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of Basic Education (the PRIDE Project), based at the University of the South Pacific has travelled to this conference to develop relationships with professional associations and schools, who want to support the development in ICTs in Pacific countries. Come along and find out what has happened so far and how you can help. Countries like Nauru, Soloman Islands, Kirabati and 12 other Pacific nations want to learn from you and share their successes too.
The Digital Songlines Environment (DSE), is cultural mapping software which is a 3D re-presentation toolkit that allows users to walkabout a virtual landscape, designed, full of stories, art works, culture and artefacts, presented in a non-linear, multilayered and interactive fashion as told (or sung) by elders and community leaders. DSE is a software program designed to be a cultural ark, where modern technology re-presents a culture and heritage, DSE serves as a cultural repository, a navigable mnemonic for cultural continuity, a place for people to interact with the landscape and others.
This paper presents findings from the SiMERR National Survey concerning the need priorities of secondary ICT teachers for professional development, resources and student learning experiences. The findings - drawn from a survey of 237 secondary ICT teachers across Australia - provide an opportunity to compare the needs of teachers working in metropolitan, provincial and remote schools.
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