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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.

Interested teachers can order a CD through the AMES catalogue or download the complete resource from:

 The following link is to the printable resources only from the CD which were designed and developed using the scaffolding methodology from Strategies and designs for new technologies: e-learning for youth:

Creating the Connections: A digital stories resource kit for adult literacy teachers


Choy,S & Delahaye, B. 2005. Some principles for youth learning. Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference: 8th, 2005, 21 p.

Creative Industries Faculty; QUT. 2006. E-learning – youth culture.
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Hammond, J & Gibbons, P. 2005. Putting Scaffolding to work, the contribution of scaffolding in articulating ESL education. Prospect, Vol 20 NO 1. p 8.

LeCornu, P. 2004, Bending the Tools: Exceeding Expectations of Lifelong Learners through Flexible Learning, presented at Southbank Institute, July, 2004.

Peters, K. 2005. E-learning for Target Learner Groups – Youth. Environmental Scan Research Paper to inform the 2005 E-learning for Target Learner Groups Project. Australian Flexible Learning Framework.

Prensky, M. 2001. Digital natives, digital immigrants. Online,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

William, A & Nicholas H. 2005. AMEP Research centre facts sheet: Responding to younger learners with minimal or no schooling. P6.

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