Providing interactive higher education using digital technologies in Australian correctional centres

Farley, Helen and Dove, Sharron and Seymour, Stephen and Lee, Christopher and Macdonald, John and Abraham, Catherine and Hopkins, Susan and Patching, Louise and Cox, Jacinta and Bedford, Tasman (2015) Providing interactive higher education using digital technologies in Australian correctional centres. In: 12th Biennial Australasian Corrections Education Association Conference (ACEA) and the Correctional Industries Association of Australasia (CIAA) 2015: The Pen, the Hammer or the Mouse? What Works for Correctional Education and Training in the 21st Century, 22-24 Nov 2015, Hobart, Australia.


Prisoners in most Australian jurisdictions are not permitted access to online learning technologies due to procedural restrictions prohibiting prisoner access to the internet. Formal education and training delivery to prisoners is usually provided in non-digital forms, generally in the form of blocks of printed text. Although this method enables access to course materials, it does not foster digital literacies in incarcerated students, and these skills are becoming more essential to pursue formal learning upon release from custody. Currently, there are few programs offered to incarcerated students that adequately prepare them for entry into higher education especially providing them with the opportunity to use modern ICTs.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 01:17
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital inclusion; correctional education; digital literacies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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