Mobile Learning Congruencies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Philosophies

  • Philip Townsend
  • John R. Halsey
  • John Guenther
Part of the Higher Education Horizons book series (HEHO)


There has been a rapid and extensive uptake of mobile phones in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, regardless of mobile phone coverage or Internet access (Brady et al., 2008; Featherstone, 2011). Kral (2014, p. 6f) stated “people, predominantly young people, [are] buying laptops, mobile phones and even iPads or Tablets”. Recent figures indicate Australia wide, 70% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people own a smartphone, and in remote communities 43% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people own a smartphone (MIR, 2014). What fosters and nurtures this embracing of mobile technologies?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Townsend
    • 1
  • John R. Halsey
    • 2
  • John Guenther
    • 3
  1. 1.CRC-REP/Remote, Education Systems ProjectFlinders UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Rural Education and CommunitiesFlinders UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.CRC-REP/Remote, Education Systems ProjectFlinders UniversityAustralia

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