The authors describe how a joint project with the Aboriginal Walkatjurra Cultural Centre in Australia, Curtin University of Technology and University of British Columbia Okanagan have been exploring the use of Web 2.0 tools to help revitalise culture and enhance community development. This article explores how the use of Web 2.0 and other digital tools has contributed towards this aim û and how using the tools helped to positively engage youth in such activities.
The authors discuss the importance of intellectual property rights when using Web 2.0 tools for development. They describe a project working with Canadian communities to revitalise their language. Using a range of tools and approaches including participatory video, the project also developed a series of short language-learning videos which were uploaded to video-sharing websites. However, not all the material generated was made available online.