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Education and training using information and communication technologies (ICT) in remote Indigenous communities in Canada
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, University of New Brunswick and Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The remote northwestern region of Ontario, Canada is the location of the six First Nations that the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) tribal council serves. The remote Indigenous communities are only accessible by plane or canoe throughout most of the year. With the development of information and communication technologies (ICT), these remote Indigenous community members are innovating and creating choices in the delivery of new training and education programs and services. Parents and children are able to choose to remain in their community to complete their education online instead of leaving for a high school program in a far-away urban centre. Professional development and new learning and sharing opportunities along with other adult training programs are now delivered online. Indigenous community members are active users of social media and many other online tools for informal learning opportunities. My presentation will outline the best practices learned from these opportunities.

Citation

Beaton, B. (2015). Education and training using information and communication technologies (ICT) in remote Indigenous communities in Canada. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 568-597). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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