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Shirley Foley recording with Chris Knowles at the Hervey Bay Language and Multimedia Workshop.
Shirley Foley recording with Chris Knowles at the Hervey Bay Language and Multimedia Workshop.
Computer based learning applications, Internet home pages, graphics and photography were among topics covered at the Language and Multimedia Workshop held at Hefrvey Bay in August. A keen group of language workers from throughout Queensland gathered to explore the possibilities available to their project teams for effective use of computer technology. Assistance was provided by Dave Nathan, from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra. Dave led the group through planning and design to the production of a CD Rom, with the help of sound recordists (Chris Knowles Multimedia) and Cartoonist (Tony Brooks-Art by Design). The groups spent time examining issues such as the strengths and weaknesses of computer publishing, under¬standing audiences and educational design, before tackling the practical component of the workshop.
From this were produced applications including a song with interactive game in Badtjala, and stories in Gooreng and Torres Strait Island Creole with 'click on' translation to English. All of the productions from the workshop were put on CD Rom. Dave Nathan has recently left AIATSIS to spend a year working at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in Japan. For information about computer based learning applications, contact AIATSIS
02 6246 1111 (phone)
02 6249 7310 (fax)