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Literature review This project explored the development gaps in relation to the needs of youth at risk, specifically CALD youth and their teachers, and new and emerging ICT applications. The project focused on sound educational instructional strategies and design for the use of technology with the target learner group. The project primarily investigated how youth engage with e-learning, teacher readiness to engage with the technologies and models of instructional design for integrating the technologies into learning design.

The project originally identified online voice tools, blogs and possibly pod-casting as e-learning tools and technology that could engage young learners. Teachers were presented with a starter session where the tools and their uses were demonstrated. Teachers selected digital storytelling as the tool with the greatest potential application.

Further investigation into blogging and pod-casting also identified the issues around using these ‘social software’ tools within an educational organisation. Downloads are restricted and firewalls often prevent access to blogging and pod-casting sites.

Other technologies such as online voice tools and digital storytelling programs can be accessed within most organisations’ IT infrastructure. The decision to focus on these technologies and on digital storytelling in particular was influenced also by findings from the literature scan.

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