Laurel Evelyn Dyson

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It is often assumed by universities that entry-level students possess the skills necessary to use computing facilities effectively. Yet computer literacy amongst Indigenous students remains unacceptably low. In this paper a design for a computer literacy course is presented which endeavours to affirm the cultural values and identity of Indigenous students.(More)
Information Technology is not a neutral tool but a medium which embodies the values of the civilization which produced it. This could have serious implications for Indigenous Australians as they adopt the new technologies and move into the Information Age. Computer use is certainly low amongst Indigenous Australians, but a review of the existing literature(More)
This paper explores the ways in which Indigenous people around the world are participating in the World Wide Web, through establishing their own websites or accessing services via the Web. Indigenous websites are remarkably diverse: in addition to those representing Indigenous organizations and promoting Indigenous e-commerce, many websites have also been(More)
This paper describes Red Hen Recipes, a user generated recipe site that seeks to connect buying, cooking and eating practices with the modes of food production through the redesign of the recipe format. User research found recipes to be a reflective and creative space for imagining "what we should eat". Through simple website technologies we redesign the(More)