Mary, above, is both a participant and a real-life expert. This video captures her mid-program, reflecting on her experience of managing the virtual patient called Joe.
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It’s interesting. You get curious, what will happen to Joe?
‘Joe’s Story’ was a 6 month real-time delivery of an online scenario that represented remote indigenous life and the communities’ health and social issues. In 2000, five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities participated in this health and community service training.
The end-program was transferred to CDRom for housing officers and teachers as preparation for working within these remote, marginalised communities.
This statewide project piloted Reality Learning’s culturally appropriate model of digital training – a model designed to engage reluctant learners living with ongoing crisis and competing priorities, and targeting challenged learners – linguistically, socially and professionally.
When real life merges with a fictitious online story, interesting crossovers develop with real life change occurring for participants and their communities’ health and well-being.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program CD may contain images and voices of deceased persons. This is a collaborative program between indigenous communities, Judith Hewitson and LifeTec Qld.