Taking digital learning to prison: how four universities are using technology to deliver higher education into prisons in Australia, UK, Turkey and Nigeria

Farley, Helen and Pike, Anne and Demiray, Ugur and Tanglang, Nebath (2015) Taking digital learning to prison: how four universities are using technology to deliver higher education into prisons in Australia, UK, Turkey and Nigeria. 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.

Abstract

Around the world, various correctional jurisdictions are struggling to enable the delivery of higher education into prisons. At a time when universities are moving increasingly online, very often access to the internet is restricted or disallowed in correctional environments. Four universities, all leading distance education providers in the countries in which they are based, are delivering higher education into prisons using technology to varying extents.

This paper reports on regional differences in the provision of distance education into prisons, particularly using technology, in Australia, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Nigeria. In these four jurisdictions, there are significant differences in prisoner access to computer hardware, personal devices and to the internet. How these differences impact on the delivery of distance education is explored with an examination of various learning initiatives and lessons learned.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 01:04
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 03:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: correctional education; digital inclusion; digital divide; higher education; digital equity
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
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28713

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