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Eady, M, Using design-based research to produce strategies for synchronous literacy learning for indigenous learners. In I. W. Olney, G. Lefoe, J. Mantei & J. Herrington (Eds.), Proceedings - Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies, 2008 (pp. 56-63). Wollongong: University of Wollongong.


Synchronous learning is emerging as an effective way to provide literacy and essential skills training to Indigenous learners living in remote and isolated communities. Although there is considerable research completed in the area of learning technologies in general, there is very little research completed in the area of synchronous learning opportunities for remote Indigenous learners. This paper demonstrates how a design-based research approach coupled with the unique needs of Indigenous learners has the potential to result in the production of effective design principles that take into consideration an online learning community and delivering literacy services for remote Indigenous learners