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Mobile & wireless technology for health in a remote community

  A remote community in Australia very often refers to the traditional homelands of Indigenous Australians. The lands of the Yolngu have been their home for more than 40,000 years. The Yolngu know every river, creek, tree and stone on their land and are connected to them both intellectually, spiritually and materially. An example of a remote community where I live, Birritjimi, is a small area made up of a s ...

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“Shifting Identities: Remote Indigenous youth stepping into the digital future” by Inge Kral

Introduction Research on the intersection of digital technology and public health requires an ethnographic study looking at the communication styles and learning processes in a remote context. I hope that this presentation from Kral will be made available as a podcast.   ABSTRACT Digital technology is transforming the nature of communication and learning world-wide, and social media is catalysing perso ...

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Does technology aid public health in remote communities?

Introduction To adequately answer this question, I am looking forward to spending the next 2 years collecting data and researching  Aboriginal use of media and its  associated tools amongst the youth, both in urban and remote communities (e.g. mobile phones, computers, tablets, TV, radio, print media). However, let me give you a simple snapshot of what is out there in the Top End of the Northern Territory. ...

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Government social media health profiles by state

A simple table showing the number of health and well being social media profiles/accounts by state/territory. Departments of Child Protection, Consumer Disablity Services and Commissioner's offices were excluded. Some of the pages have more than 1000 likes or followers. However, only further qualitative analysis would answer the question of effectiveness and levels of authentic engagement. 1-3 pages had bro ...

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Video blogging in remote Indigenous Australia

Youth Health 2.0 turns 1 on 28 July 2011 What does the future hold? In the upcoming TEDxDarwin event on the 6th of August (2011), I look forward to talking about 2 distinct differences between Indigenous and non Indigenous methods of  learning. In learning new information, I am referring to health communications and social marketing.  Ever since Rene Descartes' plan to 'write nature in the language of mathe ...

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Social media and indigenous culture

#5 Truths and Trials of the Internet and Indigenous culture? Many are concerned whilst only a few are confident that the advancement of communication technology, particularly Social Media can be a beneficial resource for Indigenous youth.  The Internet has evolved from a format of communications that was primarily linear, definitive, highly structured and static (Web 1.0) to one that is cyclical, user value ...

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“myHealthMate” App review

A hospital's  App for Men's Health When a hospital today, creates an app for their clients, they are ensuring that health information is reliable, authentic and accessible to their patients at all times. They are also branding their services beyond the walls of their establishment creating a more uninterrupted channel of communication. More importantly, it enforces the importance of being connected to your ...

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