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 describes the use of experiential learning theory in the development of an undergraduate subject in collaborative systems. The purpose of the subject was to introduce students to the design, development and use of collaborative systems in organizational environments. Early in the subject's development it was decided that in order for students to(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)
Improving Indigenous access to university education has been a major focus in Australia over the last four decades. However, despite success in several areas of recognised priority to the Indigenous community, participation in Information Technology (IT) degree programs remained very low throughout the 1980s and '90s. The University of Technology, Sydney(More)