Taking ebook readers to prisons: a tale of two projects

Farley, Helen and Murphy, Angela and Bedford, Tas and Hopkins, Susan (2014) Taking ebook readers to prisons: a tale of two projects. In: Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2014, 3-5 Nov 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.


This paper reports on a project that was first introduced to World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning attendees in 2012, the PLEIADES project (Portable Learning Environments for Incarcerated Adult Distance Education Students) and discusses how this project evolved into two separate projects; one each from the two technologies originally trialled. PLEIADES introduced a version of an internet-independent version of the Learning Management System (LMS) called Stand Alone Moodle (SAM) and eBook readers to incarcerated students in a correctional centre in Southern Queensland. The Triple 'E' Project (Empowerment, E-Learning and E-Readers) using eBook readers similar to those trialled in the PLEIADES project, were rolled out to a further four correctional centres. This paper explores the issues and challenges involved with deploying eBook readers to incarcerated students through the PLEIADES and Triple 'E' projects.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Paper presented at: 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014), Turkey, 3-5 Nov, 2014.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 06:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 04:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital inclusion; distance learning; higher education; prisons; eBook readers; eReaders; mobile learning; design-based research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13416-1_6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27045

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