Design influences in the cration of an online mathematics unit for indigenous adults

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences


Kurongkurl Katitjin




Marshall, L., Northcote, M., & Lenoy, M. (2001). Design influences in the creation of an online mathematics unit for indigenous adults. In Meeting at the Crossroads: 18th Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Melbourne, Australia.


This paper documents the specific influences on the design decisions associated with the creation of an online unit for Indigenous adult learners. As part of a bridging course, the unit of study, Thinking Mathematically, primarily aims to increase the students’ mathematical skills and confidence levels in a supportive, constructive context. The manner in which the unit was designed was informed by a number of important factors relating to the specific student audience, the mathematical content of the unit, online learning principles and past feedback from our students. The presentation of the unit content, the provision of learning tools and the selection of communication technologies are aspects of the unit that are examined in this paper.

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