Mobile app development: Work-integrated learning collaborations with Māori and Fijian partners
Yeo, A., Hinze, A., Vanderschantz, N., Aporosa, S., Paruru, D. (2022). Mobile app development: Work-integrated learning collaborations with Māori and Fijian partners. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 23(2), 237-258.
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Only a few information and communication technology (ICT) work-integrated learning (WIL) projects involving universities and Indigenous partners are being reported and very little is known about the approaches that are followed. This article reports on successful student work placements in Indigenous communities when codeveloping software for the community. We provide two case studies of projects which involved work-integrated learning students and researchers from a university, as well as researchers and practitioners from Indigenous communities in New Zealand and Fiji. Two independent app development projects were the central focus of the collaborations with these two communities including placement students. The article describes the learning and insights from these WIL projects and provides recommendations for creating successful WIL opportunities with Indigenous communities.
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