Getting in Touch: A workshop about language and digital inclusion in Australian Indigenous Communities
by Margaret Carew
March 24 2014
The ‘Getting in Touch’ project is bringing people together to talk about how they use digital technologies on their communities. The first stage of this project is a workshop to be held on the 8th and 9th of April at the Function Room at Desert Peoples Centre (DPC), South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Discussion will be held on resources and ideas to support communities to use digital tools to teach and learn their languages and help keep Indigenous languages strong.
The Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) as part of the Division of Higher Education and Research at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is hosting the workshop in partnership with the Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL) at the University of Melbourne and First Languages Australia. The workshop is the first part of collaboration between Indigenous people, linguists and software developers.
The public session on the 8th of April will be a forum for the presentation of digital tools that are already being developed and used to support Indigenous languages. On the 9th of April there will be a community workshop.
8 – 9 April 2014
- Function Room at Desert Peoples Centre (DPC), South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory