From access to success: improving the higher education learning experience for incarcerated students without internet access

Murphy, Angela (2012) From access to success: improving the higher education learning experience for incarcerated students without internet access. In: 4th Annual National Conference on Australian Prison Issues, 5 Oct 2012, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

USQ is developing and piloting a version of our Learning Management System (LMS) called Self-contained Moodle (an internet-independent version of the USQ student's StudyDesk) that can operate independently without needing an internet connection. SAM will enable students to view and use the course materials and learning support features of the USQ LMS in a simulated online environment without having any possibility of gaining access to the internet. We are also investigating using eBook readers, which have no wireless or 3G connectivity capabilities, for students to access course and reference materials in order to extend learning beyond the computer lab and into personal and leisure time (for example, after routine daily lock-down). This paper presents an overview of the project and discusses some of the issues and early findings encountered.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2012 Australian Prison Foundation.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 23:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: incarcerated students; access and equity; digital inclusion; e-readers; stand alone moodle; prison educaiton
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22454

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