This site reports on a project
funded by Telematics
Course Development Fund (Telematics Trust for short) to
explore the development gaps in relation to the needs of youth at risk, specifically Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) youth and their teachers, and new and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
The project focused on sound educational instructional strategies and design for the use of technology with the target learner group. The project investigated the following aspects of digital storytelling (DST) and youth:
a literature scan investigating how youth, and
CALD youth in particular, engage with e-learning
teacher readiness to engage with the technologies
models of instructional design for integrating the technologies into learning design
development to a resource that provides practical examples and teaching strategies for teachers
The research conducted as part of this project informed a DEST funded project entitled
Creating the Connections; a digital stories resource kit for adult literacy teachers. The synergies between these two projects had enabled AMES to develop a very comprehensive resource available to a much wider target audience: i.e. not only teachers of NESB youth but also for teachers of disengaged young people across the various educational sectors, and particularly the secondary and further education system. The resource is available both as CD and online.
Printable version of this report.