The use of ICT to preserve Australian Indigenous culture and language

a preliminarily proposal using the activity theory framework

Sarah Van Der Meer, Stephen Smith, Vincent Pang

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Abstract

Propinquity between Australian Indigenous communities’ social structures and ICT purposed for cultural preservation is a modern area of research; hindered by the ‘digital divide’ thus limiting plentiful literature in this field in theoretical or practical applications. Consequently, community consultations become mandatory for deriving empirical and effective processes and outcomes in successful culture and language preservation and teaching of Indigenous culture in Aboriginal Australian communities. Analysis of a literature review has identified ICT as the best provision method to immortalize and teach cultural knowledge and language for Indigenous Australians determined by the accessibility of ICT’s, the capacity of Aboriginal Australians to learn to use ICT and in some instances, the increased cost effectivity for multi-community communications and meetings from geographically dispersed land councils to use ICT. This research examines the effectiveness and outputs of culturally conscious, end-user driven ICT development and implementation into contemporary Indigenous Australian social structures and communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2015 Proceedings - 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780646953373
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2015 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameACIS 2015 Proceedings - 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems

Conference

Conference26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2015
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period30/11/154/12/15

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Aboriginal
  • Activity theory
  • Australian indigenous culture
  • ICT
  • Language

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