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Eady, M., Verenikina, I. & Jones, C. (2010). Indigenous sharing, collaboration and synchronous learning. ED-MEDIA 2010: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 960-969). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


Online learning is progressively accepted in Indigenous communities with the realized potential for sharing, collaboration and learning for adults living in remote and isolated communities. This study used a design-based research approach that provided opportunity to integrate the current literature, literacy practitioners' views and community members' self identified literacy needs to generate ten draft guiding principles which guided this study. A collaborative community engagement project was created by the community members in consideration of these principles and presented in three iterations in a synchronous environment which will lead to design-based principles for working with technology and Indigenous communities. This paper examines the framework and approach for this study, provides a short literature review and presents the draft guiding principles drawn from data collected from the stakeholders and from which the project was created.

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