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Mobile Learning Congruencies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Philosophies

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There has been a rapid and extensive uptake of mobile phones in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, regardless of mobile phone coverage or Internet access (Brady et al., 2008; Featherstone, 2011). Kral (2014, p. 6f) stated “people, predominantly young people, [are] buying laptops, mobile phones and even iPads or Tablets”. Recent figures indicate Australia wide, 70% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people own a smartphone, and in remote communities 43% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people own a smartphone (MIR, 2014). What fosters and nurtures this embracing of mobile technologies?

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Townsend, P., Halsey, J.R., Guenther, J. (2016). Mobile Learning Congruencies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Philosophies. In: Orrell, J., Curtis, D.D. (eds) Publishing Higher Degree Research. Higher Education Horizons. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-672-9_3

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