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Online Introduction To Information Literacy: Ticking That Box Or Embedding That Attribute??, Robbie Collins, A. Hill Dec 2003

Online Introduction To Information Literacy: Ticking That Box Or Embedding That Attribute??, Robbie Collins, A. Hill

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

The University of Wollongong introduced an online compulsory undergraduate Information Literacy Introductory Program (ILIP) in 1999. Extensions and adjustments make ILIP 2003 a requirement for postgraduate coursework students as well as undergraduate students. ILIP is also highly recommended to incoming research students. Such policy initiatives for a compulsory online learning tool raise interesting questions about the interaction of University policy and learning and teaching policy, about the implementation of such policy and about the effectiveness of the tool both alone and as part of a process. This paper suggests that the compulsory ruling has effected the tool’s development and ...


Interpretation And Orientalism: Outing Japan's Sexual Minorities To The English-Speaking World, Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2003

Interpretation And Orientalism: Outing Japan's Sexual Minorities To The English-Speaking World, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The growing visibility of Japanese gay men and lesbians who articulate their identities in a manner similar to activists in the west has been heightened by two recent English books Queer Japan and Coming Out in Japan. While acknowledging the need to listen to a plurality of voices from Japan, this essay critiques the manner in which the coming-out narratives in these books have been framed by their western translators and editors. In the introductions to both books, Japan is (once again) pictured as a feudal and repressive society. In their efforts to let the homosexual subaltern speak, the translators ...


Career Potential For New Science Journalists, Troy Coyle Dec 2003

Career Potential For New Science Journalists, Troy Coyle

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Despite public support for science reportage, science stories are rare in Australian media. The reasons for this are not clear but the net impact is that there are few opportunities for aspiring science journalists in a market that is dominated by a few high-profile individuals. Thus, budding science journalists would probably be best served by trying to create new opportunities and widening the market for science journalism, rather than competing for the few existing niche positions. This study investigates the potential career paths for new science journalists as well as the challenges facing science journalism in Australia.


Issues In Strategy Classifications In Language Learning: A Framework For Kanji Learning Strategy Research, G. Haththotuwa Gamage Dec 2003

Issues In Strategy Classifications In Language Learning: A Framework For Kanji Learning Strategy Research, G. Haththotuwa Gamage

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

A significant amount of research has contributed to our understanding of language learning strategies in the past decade. Orthography-specific characteristics of kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese language) have seen the development of a growing interest in kanji learning strategy research. This paper examines recent trends in language learning strategies in general and identifies unresolved issues related to research in kanji learning strategies. A conceptual framework for further research is discussed in order to assist approaches to kanji learning strategies and research conducted within the area.


A Developmental Approach To Teaching Internet Marketing, Rohan Miller, Ray Stace, Gwyneth Howell Dec 2003

A Developmental Approach To Teaching Internet Marketing, Rohan Miller, Ray Stace, Gwyneth Howell

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Just as buying and selling over the Internet represents a new frontier for commerce, teaching students how to best use the Internet in marketing presents educators with new challenges and new opportunities. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Internet commerce that must be confronted by educators is the general absence of inter-personal communication in customer exchanges. As most Internet marketing takes place using a self-service technology (SST) that enables customers to consume products independent of direct service employee involvement (Meuter, Ostrom, Roundtree and Bitner 2000), it seems inappropriate to teach marketing in an Internet environment by relying on traditional lecture-tutorial ...


Measuring What We Do, Kim James Sep 2003

Measuring What We Do, Kim James

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

When I first joined the University Library in 2000 the Library was in the process of establishing formal agreements with many of its monograph suppliers in the form of Service Level Agreements. Our first SLAs were signed with all our major suppliers in either 2000 or 2001. The SLA's not only document the agreed terms of trade between parties but they include scope for mutual benefit between the parties by sharing of information and collaboration. The benefits of establishing SLAs and improving performance measurement information include: • Improved business relationships with suppliers; • Increased confidence by both parties; • More accurate information ...


Lost Memories Of Korean Cinema: Film Policies During Japanese Colonial Rule, 1919-1937, Brian M. Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim Sep 2003

Lost Memories Of Korean Cinema: Film Policies During Japanese Colonial Rule, 1919-1937, Brian M. Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This article analyzes the development and enforcement of film policy and censorship regulations in colonial Korea and draws attention to their impact on the production and exhibition market of Korean cinema. The period between 1919 and 1937 is chosen for this study because it marks the release of the first Korean kino-drama film project, includes Korea’s boom of silent filmmaking and the expansion of Hollywood and Japanese distribution exchanges in Seoul, and leads to the eventual tightening of Japanese censorship by state police. This period is generally known as the ascent of Japan’s imperialistic policies. Given Japan’s ...


Investigating The Origin Of Aids: Some Ethical Dimensions, Brian Martin Aug 2003

Investigating The Origin Of Aids: Some Ethical Dimensions, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The theory that AIDS originated from contaminated polio vaccines raises a number of challenging issues with ethical dimensions. The Journal of Medical Ethics dealt with a submission about the theory a decade ago; subsequent developments have raised further issues. Four areas of contention are addressed: whether the theory should be investigated, whether anyone should be blamed, whether defamation actions are appropriate and whether the scientific community has a responsibility to examine unorthodox theories.


Benchmarking With The Best, Felicity Mcgregor Jul 2003

Benchmarking With The Best, Felicity Mcgregor

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Measuring the performance of individual library services and processes is now well developed; it is more difficult, however, to identify best practice or to measure the overall organisational performance of libraries. In the absence of relevant sector-wide benchmarks, the University of Wollongong Library (UoW) adopted the principles outlined in the Australian Quality Council’s (AQC) Business Excellence Framework and then benchmarked its performance by applying for, and subsequently winning, an Australian Business Excellence Award. The Awards process requires evidence on all aspects of organisational performance: leadership and innovation, strategy and planning processes, data, information and knowledge, people, customer and market ...


When Does Gender Trump Money? Bargaining And Time In Household Work, M. Bittman, P. England, L. Sayer, N. Folbre, George Matheson Jul 2003

When Does Gender Trump Money? Bargaining And Time In Household Work, M. Bittman, P. England, L. Sayer, N. Folbre, George Matheson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Using data from Australia and the United States, the authors explore the effect of spouses' contribution to family income on how housework is divided. Consistent with exchange-bargaining theory, women decrease their housework as their earnings increase, up to the point where both spouses contribute equally to the income.In other respects, gender trumps money.


Making Censorship Backfire, S. Curry Jansen, Brian Martin Jul 2003

Making Censorship Backfire, S. Curry Jansen, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In the age of instantaneous global communications, overt censorship is always a risky endeavor. Attempts to repress 'dangerous ideas' sometimes have the opposite effect: that is, they serve as catalysts for expanding the reach, resonance and receptivity of those ideas.


Countershock: Mobilizing Resistance To Electroshock Weapons, Brian Martin, S. Wright Jul 2003

Countershock: Mobilizing Resistance To Electroshock Weapons, Brian Martin, S. Wright

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Electroshock, stun and restraint technologies are often used for torture and as tools of repression. There is much information available exposing the problems with such technologies but little about how to be effective in challenging their use. The concept of political jiu-jitsu - the process by which an attack on a nonviolent resister can backfire on the attackers - is introduced and adapted to examine challenges to electroshock weapons. In order to make these weapons backfire, it is important to emphasise the value of potential targets, to expose secret dealings, to reveal the harm caused by the weapons and to communicate clearly ...


A Shock To The System? The Impact Of Hrm On Academic Ir In Australia In Comparison With Usa And Uk, 1980-95 , Diana J. Kelly Jul 2003

A Shock To The System? The Impact Of Hrm On Academic Ir In Australia In Comparison With Usa And Uk, 1980-95 , Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Taking a theme of the transmission of ideas within disciplines, this paper investigates the impact of academic human resource management on academic industrial relations, comparing the impact in Australia between 1990 and 1995 with the earlier responses in UK and USA. It is shown that while HRM had a significant effect on academic industrial relations, the extent of that impact is not wholly clear because other events, such as public policy shifts and the changing role of universities also affected academic industrial relations.


Nonviolence And Communication, Brian Martin, W. Varney Mar 2003

Nonviolence And Communication, Brian Martin, W. Varney

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Communication is central to the effectiveness of nonviolent action: methods of protest and persuasion are essentially means of communication, while methods of noncooperation and nonviolent intervention have crucial communicative dimensions. As a mode of political communication, nonviolence can be contrasted with rational dialogue, electoral politics and violence, and stands out from them in combining high transformative potential with dialogue and participation. The more well studied dimensions of nonviolence as communication are dialogue with opponents, power equalization to prepare for dialogue, and mobilization of third parties. To these should be added two further dimensions, collective and individual empowerment. Two cases of ...


A Case Study Of Sodium Reduction In Breakfast Cereals And The Impact Of The Pick The Tick Food Information Program In Australia, P. G. Williams, A. Mcmahon, R. Boustead Mar 2003

A Case Study Of Sodium Reduction In Breakfast Cereals And The Impact Of The Pick The Tick Food Information Program In Australia, P. G. Williams, A. Mcmahon, R. Boustead

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

In 1997 one of Australia’s largest food companies undertook a program of salt reduction in 12 breakfast cereals. The National Heart Foundation’s Pick the Tick program criterion (<400mg>sodium/100g) was used as a target value where possible. Twelve products were reformulated, with reductions ranging from 85-469mg sodium per 100g and an average reduction of 40% (12-88%). As a result, 235 tonnes of salt were removed annually from the Australian food supply and five more products were able to carry the Tick logo. The impact of the Pick the Tick program in changing the food supply extends beyond those ...


Cybermethods: An Assessment, H. Megens, Brian Martin Feb 2003

Cybermethods: An Assessment, H. Megens, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Methods of communication and action on the Internet, such as e-mail, encryption and hacking, can be broadly grouped into four categories: expressing, protecting, information gathering and interfering. This classification helps explain the distribution of concern about cybermethods and offers a guide for assessing and designing future methods. As forms of technology, cybermethods are neither neutral nor autonomous. Methods of expressing and protecting are most suitable for promoting a society with greater equality and participation.


Night Flight, For Violin And Piano, Andrew N. Schultz Jan 2003

Night Flight, For Violin And Piano, Andrew N. Schultz

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

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Pocket Gamelan: Developing The Instrumentarium For An Extended Harmonic Universe, Gregory Schiemer, Bill Alves, Stephen James Taylor, Mark Havryliv Jan 2003

Pocket Gamelan: Developing The Instrumentarium For An Extended Harmonic Universe, Gregory Schiemer, Bill Alves, Stephen James Taylor, Mark Havryliv

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes a 3-year project that seeks to explore tuning systems and to develop instruments appropriate for the audition and performance of music composed in just intonation tunings. The project is a response to the transformation in computer music that has been enabled through the introduction of wireless technologies and is also motivated by a desire to enable performance by large numbers of non-expert performers playing music based on just intonation using hand-held or wearable instruments. Possible scenarios together with musical algorithms are presented and illustrated with examples from creative works written to clarify the parameters of musical instrument ...


Flickering Affects, Su Ballard Jan 2003

Flickering Affects, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

All digital work is made and viewed in the glow of the flicker: the image moves, our eyes move, our body enters into some digital space. Whether or not a screen is present, the viewer of digital installation art is implicated within this flickering affect. This paper discusses three installation works by New Zealand artists informed by digital practice. I argue that an affective viewing experience can be examined through the semantics of the flicker.


Psychology And The Enhancement Of Medication Adherence, Mitchell K. Byrne, Frank P. Deane Jan 2003

Psychology And The Enhancement Of Medication Adherence, Mitchell K. Byrne, Frank P. Deane

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

This paper reports on a new approach to the enhancement of medication adherence - Medication Alliance. Medication Alliance was developed and piloted by a project team that includes Mitch Byrne as project leader, Frank Deane as research supervisor, and two consultants, Tim Coombs and Gordon Lambert. Because Medication Alliance borrows heavily from psychological principles such as functional analysis and cognitive therapy, this presentation is entitled 'Psychology and the Enhancement of Medication Adherence '. However, Medication Alliance is a non-discipline specific therapy approach that fits well within the purview of any clinician delivering psychosocial interventions. The theoretical underpinnings of the various Health Beliefs ...


Perceptions Of Kanji Learning Strategies: Do They Differ Among Chinese Character And Alphabetic Background Learners?, G. Haththotuwa Gamage Jan 2003

Perceptions Of Kanji Learning Strategies: Do They Differ Among Chinese Character And Alphabetic Background Learners?, G. Haththotuwa Gamage

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This study investigates three important issues in kanji learning strategies; namely, strategy use, effectiveness of strategy and orthographic background. A questionnaire on kanji learning strategy use and perceived effectiveness was administered to 116 beginner level, undergraduate students of Japanese from alphabetic and character backgrounds in Australia. Both descriptive and statistical analyses of the questionnaire responses revealed that the strategies used most often are the most helpful. Repeated writing was reported as the most used strategy type although alphabetic background learners reported using repeated writing strategies significantly more often than character background learners. The importance of strategy training and explicit instruction ...


Social Institutions In East Timor: Following In The Undemocratic Footsteps Of The West, L. Carson, Brian Martin Jan 2003

Social Institutions In East Timor: Following In The Undemocratic Footsteps Of The West, L. Carson, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

When East Timor gained its formal independence in 2002, an opportunity existed for the new country to establish innovative participatory practices in governance, defence and its economy. These alternatives are based on the principles and practices of inclusive, deliberative democracy and assume that citizens have the capacity to control their own society. However, East Timor defaulted to known systems: representative government, a military force and a market-based economy. The reasons for this institutional conservatism include unfamiliarity with alternatives, influence and example of dominant systems, and the interests of East Timorese elites.


Studying Up: The Masculinity Of The Hegemonic, Mike Donaldson Jan 2003

Studying Up: The Masculinity Of The Hegemonic, Mike Donaldson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Ruling-class boys are taught early that they are inherently different from and essentially superior to other children. Toughening and distancing is one part of the relentless maturation process, which also concerns exclusion of those outside the class who are inherently inferior, and collusion and coherence within it. In addition to learning that they have particular social responsibilities, ruling-class children are taught that they have precious talents and abilities which are shielded and developed so that they may become the best that they know they will become. The boys are prodded as well as toughened and protected, learning also that friendship ...


Film Policy And The Coming Of Sound To Cinema In Colonial Korea, Brian M. Yecies Jan 2003

Film Policy And The Coming Of Sound To Cinema In Colonial Korea, Brian M. Yecies

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

During the transition between silent and sound cinema in Korea (1929-1939), Japanese colonial film policies established stringent market barriers for local Hollywood distribution exchanges and simultaneously increased opportunities for domestic Korean and Japanese film productions. The Government-General of Korea enacted regulatory initiatives, including film censorship, as part of Japan's larger imperial agenda aimed at strengthening and expanding its Empire. In turn, the domestic film industry in Korea was invigorated and modernized by a number of Korean film people (younghwa-in) who gained valuable experience and training while travelling back and forth between Korea and Japan. Korean film pioneers innovated local ...


Speaking Up And Talking Back: News Media Interventions In Sydney's 'Othered' Communities, Tanja Dreher Jan 2003

Speaking Up And Talking Back: News Media Interventions In Sydney's 'Othered' Communities, Tanja Dreher

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Since August 2001, Arab and Muslim communities in Sydney's western suburbs have been caught up in a spiral of signification that linked 'gang' activity in the area to the standoff over asylum seekers aboard the MV Tampa , a federal election campaign fought on the theme of 'border protection' and global news reporting of September 11 and the 'war on terror'. Many people who live and work in the Bankstown area responded to this intense news media scrutiny by developing community-based media interventions that aimed to shift the mainstream news agenda. Through media skills training, forums, events and cultural production ...


Believability And Effectiveness Of Young Adult Safe-Drinking Messages, N. Breen, Sandra C. Jones Jan 2003

Believability And Effectiveness Of Young Adult Safe-Drinking Messages, N. Breen, Sandra C. Jones

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

This study investigates eight safe-drinking messages, using appeals to the ‘self’ versus appeals about ‘others’, in combination with either a low or high physical threat, or a low or high social threat. The participants were18-25 year old second-year university marketing students. An experimental design was used for data collection, which involved 196 participants, with the groups comprised of participants with homogenous demographic characteristics and drinking behaviour. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the believability and effectiveness of the messages. It was determined that messages about ‘others’ were perceived as more believable and effective than the corresponding appeals used ...


Linking The Structure And Perception Of 3-D Faces: Gender, Ethnicity And Expressive Posture, Guillaume Vignali, Harold C. Hill, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson Jan 2003

Linking The Structure And Perception Of 3-D Faces: Gender, Ethnicity And Expressive Posture, Guillaume Vignali, Harold C. Hill, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

A statistical study of human face shape is reported whose overall goal was to identify and characterise salient components of facial structure for human perception and communicative behaviour. A large database of 3-D faces has been constructed and analysed for differences in ethnicity, sex, and posture. For each of more than 300 faces varying in race/ethnicity (Japanese versus Caucasian) and sex, nine postures (smiling, producing vowels, etc) were recorded. Principal components analysis (PCA) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) were used to reduce the dimensionality of the data and to provide simple, yet reliable reconstruction of any face from components ...


Re-Marking On History, Or, Playing Basketball With Godzilla: Thomas King’S Monstrous Post-Colonial Gesture, Gerry Turcotte Jan 2003

Re-Marking On History, Or, Playing Basketball With Godzilla: Thomas King’S Monstrous Post-Colonial Gesture, Gerry Turcotte

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[Extract] The act of colonisation is articulated through the language of Western epistemology: through “scientific” discourses and reasonings — such as cartography, historiography, law and taxonomy — and through the language and practices of Christianity: collectively what Stephen Slemon has termed the “cognitive legacies of imperialism”. The inevitability and rightness of this on-going act — this “false totalization” — have been recorded, perpetuated and naturalised through a series of Master Narratives which organise and police the boundaries of the tale. Those who seek to resist being interpellated into such narratives frequently find that they are called upon to engage in a counter-discursive battle whose ...


Re-Mastering The Ghosts: Mudrooroo And Gothic Refigurations, Gerry Turcotte Jan 2003

Re-Mastering The Ghosts: Mudrooroo And Gothic Refigurations, Gerry Turcotte

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[Extract] This paper discusses the question of the Gothic mode as it has been used to construct a eurocentric notion of Aboriginality, though its emphasis is on the way the mode has been turned on its head, as it were, by Mudrooroo, to produce an oppositional, revisionist discourse that works to undermine European historiography. The principal examples in this reading will be Master of the Ghost Dreaming (1991) and The Undying (1998), which locate their ghost and vampire tales at the site of the invasion of Australia by Europeans, and around a battle which was frequently effected through missionary activities ...


Book Review - Kate Langdon Forhan, The Political Theory Of Christine De Pizan, Louise D'Arcens Jan 2003

Book Review - Kate Langdon Forhan, The Political Theory Of Christine De Pizan, Louise D'Arcens

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Christine de Pizan scholars are familiar with Kate Langdon Forhan’s many valuable contributions to the growing research into Christine’s political writings. In The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan Forhan seeks to bring Christine’s work to the attention of a new audience, political theorists, in order to ensure a place for her within the mainstream history of political theory. In so doing she continues the worthy task already underway in her translation of Christine’s Book of the Body Politic for Cambridge’s Texts in the History of Political Thought series, and her Medieval Political Theory reader ...