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Deadly kids, innovative technology, and creative educational outcomes

A workshop presentation by

Kathleen Johnston, Kate Aitken, Faye Lynam and Karyn Ferguson
Koorie Education Strategy Team, Department of Education and Training, Victoria

There are two Koorie Links Projects currently operating in Victoria that use technology, specifically video conferencing, to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Koorie Literacy Links Project concentrates on the early years of schooling (Prep to 4) and the Koorie Middle Years Link Project on Yrs 7-9. There are fourteen school communities involved with each Project. These Projects have now been operating for the past three years. The technology is being used in increasingly innovative and creative ways. This session will outline some of the ways in which the technology is being used. This presentation will also cover proven strategies that impact on student attitude and engagement through the use of video conferencing technology.
Please cite as: Johnston, K., Aitken, K., Lynam, F. and Ferguson, K. (2002). Deadly kids, innovative technology, and creative educational outcomes. In S. McNamara and E. Stacey (Eds), Untangling the Web: Establishing Learning Links. Proceedings ASET Conference 2002. Melbourne, 7-10 July.

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