Design Influences in the Creation of an Online Mathematics Unit for Indigenous Adults

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This conference presentation was originally published as:

Marshall, L., Northcote, M., & Lenoy, M. (2001). Design influences in the creation of an online mathematics unit for Indigenous adults. In G. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught & T. Petrovic (Eds.), Meeting at the Crossroads. Short Paper Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (pp. 113-116). Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/melbourne01/pdf/papers/marshalll.pdf


130106 Secondary Education| 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy| 130306 Educational Technology and Computing


This paper documents the specific influences on the design decisions associated with the creation of an online unit for Indigenous adult learners. As part of a bridging course, the unit of study, Thinking Mathematically, primarily aims to increase the students’ mathematical skills and confidence levels in a supportive, constructive context. The manner in which the unit was designed was informed by a number of important factors relating to the specific student audience, the mathematical content of the unit, online learning principles and past feedback from our students. The presentation of the unit content, the provision of learning tools and the selection of communication technologies are aspects of the unit that are examined in this paper.


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At the time of writing Maria Northcote was affiliated with Edith Cowan University.