Kotare by dcysurfer / Dave Young
Please note that the course timetable has been revised for this week, and also for the final week's presentations - they will now be held on Monday 25 June 2012 - 13:30 - 15:30 in D314. I will have an Adobe connection so the distance people can join us. Those of you joining from a distance can connect via an Adobe Connect web conference on Wednesday 27 June - 13:00 - 14:00. I have emailed to ask those of you who have said you are ready to present to ask if this could be an option as time slots for people presenting on-campus are getting  full.  Please everyone check if your preferred time is correct on the mini-conference table on the wiki , and let me know if you will be presenting at either of these days if your name is on the not confirmed list

Kate Timms-Dean will be presenting this week's topic in an Adobe Connect web conference - Thursday 7 June 13:00-14:00. A recording will be made available if some of you make it to join in the discussion.

So what is the week 12 topic about?
Indigenous people are ethnic groups who live in a geographic area with which they have the earliest known historical connection. Historically, many Indigenous groups, including Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand, have been the subject of colonial expansion. This has often resulted in territorial and cultural conflict, and the intentional or unintentional displacement and devastation of Indigenous populations (Wikipedia, 2010). In the contemporary context, Indigenous people often feature strongly in the lower echelons of society in terms of employment, socio-economic status, health status and educational attainment. As a result, it is important to consider the needs of Indigenous learners in the development, design and delivery of flexible learning programmes and courses.

Post responses to the following activities on your blog - after you have accessed the readings and media material for Indigenous Learners. An additional article has been emailed to you.

  • How can you include examples of New Zealand's indigenous culture in the design of your eLearning courses - language, society, history, political issues etc.?
  • What approaches can you utilise to meet the needs of indigenous learners?
  • Outline any experiences you have had working with indigenous learners.
  • What were some of the challenges that you and the learners faced?
  • How did this affect their learning?


  1. OTJayneNZ said...

    Hi, on the blog above, it is mentioned that we will be emailed an additional article. I seem to be overzealous in wiping my emails so can anyone forward me the email with the article?

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