Digital Literacy For Indigenous Australian Community in Broome
illuminance Solutions and The University of Notre Dame Australia have teamed up to tackle digital literacy in Broome’s Indigenous Australian community. The tailored training programs teach people the basics of Microsoft Office tools including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel, in addition to use of online services, general search engine, research basics and cyber security. The first training session rolled out at the University’s Broome Campus in February 2020 and was taught by illuminance Solutions’ staff on site. This training session and future training sessions are open to students as well as all age groups in the Indigenous Australian community in Broome.
“The program that will be offered on our campus in Broome, to the Kimberley Aboriginal Community, is in keeping with the University’s reconciliation mission. We are looking forward to contributing to the education of people who are very important to our University.”
Prof. Selma Alliex, Pro Vice Chancellor & Head of Fremantle Campus, University of Notre Dame Australia.
“More and more higher education is happening in the online space. Just having the basics in digital literacy is going to open up a whole lot of opportunities that a lot of people haven’t had access to before. A lot of Aboriginal people live in remote places and find it difficult to leave their communities for education.”
Gillian Kennedy, Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies Programs – The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus.
This Microsoft Office 365 training initiative aims to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the wider community with essential skills in current technology. It is designed to assist in organising information, collaborating and communicating, thus creating better personal and professional opportunities.
Participants receive a certificate of completion, which can be used to develop the skills section of their resumé.
Universities participating in the initiative may offer value-added opportunities to Indigenous students.
Day 1 Session 1
Computer and Internet Basics
• How to login to a system
• Using apps
• Using the Internet
• Search engines and advanced search techniques
• Credible sources
• Staying safe online and selecting passwords
• Website logins online services, including MyGov services
Day 1 Session 2
Microsoft Office 365 Basics
• Introduction to Microsoft Word and how to use it
• Introduction to Microsoft Outlook and how to write emails
• Managing Outlook Calendar
• Outlook on mobile
Day 2 Session 1
Microsoft Office 365 Advanced
• Introduction to OneNote
• Introduction to Excel
• Introduction to PowerPoint
Day 2 Session 2
Working Together and Remotely
• Introduction to OneDrive
• Introduction to SharePoint
• Introduction to Teams
• Using tablets and mobile devices
To be eligible for the Free Digital Literacy Training for Indigenous Australians in Broome initiative, candidates need to:
- be over 17 years of age;
- live or work in Broome, and;
- identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus.
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The training and its content have been developed in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Australia and their Broome Campus.
The training was supported by ITdynamics.