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Ninti One Limited: Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation

Abstract

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students in remote communities are separated by physical distance from their institution and fellow students. The author’s current PhD research focusses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers in remote communities studying Initial Teacher Education through Community Based Programs. Many of these pre-service teachers participate in digital communities by means of mobile devices. Congruencies between constructs of mobile learning and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural philosophies are proposed as an explanation for membership of digital communities. Policy implications regarding use of mobile devices in Community Based Programs may increase numbers of graduates.