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Modelling Blended Learning Environments: Designing An Academic Development Blog, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Wendy Meyers Dec 2006

Modelling Blended Learning Environments: Designing An Academic Development Blog, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Wendy Meyers

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

A major challenge facing academic developers is meeting the development needs of both time poor academics and those staff in multi-location campuses, especially sessional tutors, who may start teaching several weeks before electronic access is enabled. Necessary restrictions placed on access to local intranet and Learning Management Systems meant rethinking how to meet the needs of all staff and in the process model good practice through the use of blended learning environments. One regional university, with seven national and one international campus, is currently redesigning their staff development program to incorporate the use of blogs and wikis to provide access ...


From Battle Metris To Symbiotic Symphony: A New Model For Musical Games, Mark Havryliv, E. Vergara-Richards Dec 2006

From Battle Metris To Symbiotic Symphony: A New Model For Musical Games, Mark Havryliv, E. Vergara-Richards

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Music and games have a rich history of interplay. Instrumental composers engage with the idea of game play as a way to serialise musical material, facilitate performer’s real-time decision making and organise a particular theatricality in performance. On the other hand, electronic game developers typically use music as a motivational device in a game, and in more sophisticated games conceive the creation of sound and music as an artefact of game play.

Whilst both these types of works can exhibit a tremendous degree of complexity in the relationship between game play and music, this paper argues that the question ...


Facilitating Uptake Of Online Role Play: Reusability, Learning Objects And Learning Designs , Sandra Wills, A. Mcdougall Dec 2006

Facilitating Uptake Of Online Role Play: Reusability, Learning Objects And Learning Designs , Sandra Wills, A. Mcdougall

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

This study tracks the uptake of online role play in Australia from 1990 to 2006 and the affordances to its uptake. It examines reusability, as one affordance, from the perspective of two often polarized constructs: Learning Object and Learning Design. The study treats “reuse” on two levels: reuse of an existing online role play and reuse of an online role play as the model for another role play. In keeping with terminology that has come into recent use, we propose that the first level implies the online role play is used as a Learning Object and the second level implies ...


Lion Or Mouse? The Circus Worlds Of Salman Rushdie And Peter Carey, Paul Sharrad Dec 2006

Lion Or Mouse? The Circus Worlds Of Salman Rushdie And Peter Carey, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

A reading of Rushdie's 'Shalimar the Clown' and Carey's 'The Unusual Life of Tristram Smith' as fictional uses of the circus, dramatising the writer's role and allegorising political dynamics of terrorism and postcolonial liberation.


The Occupiers And The Occupied: A Nexus Of Memories, Christine M. De Matos Dec 2006

The Occupiers And The Occupied: A Nexus Of Memories, Christine M. De Matos

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper explores the cultural dimensions of the interactions between the Japanese occupied and Australian occupiers in the Hiroshima prefecture between 1946 and 1952.


The University Of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship Experience: Developing The Skills For A Career In Librarianship, Rebecca Daly Dec 2006

The University Of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship Experience: Developing The Skills For A Career In Librarianship, Rebecca Daly

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

The recently established University of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship is an opportunity for those interested in a future in librarianship to undertake combined fulltime employment and Postgraduate study in a Library and Information Science Degree. The Cadetship model also aims to partly address the problem of succession planning for the University Library which has a vested interest in securing an ongoing generation of information professionals. In September 2005 I became the first cadet to begin the three year fixed term program, beginning with placement in Lending Services, and followed by Journal Access Services, each for a six month period. Management ...


Download Statistics - What Do They Tell Us? The Example Of Research Online, The Open Access Institutional Repository At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael K. Organ Nov 2006

Download Statistics - What Do They Tell Us? The Example Of Research Online, The Open Access Institutional Repository At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael K. Organ

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

A study was undertaken of download and usage statistics for the institutional repository at the University of Wollongong, Australia, over the six-month period January-June 2006. The degree to which research output was made available, via open access, on Internet search engines was quantified. Google was identified as the primary access and referral point, generating 95.8% of the measurable full text downloads of repository content. Further long-term studies need to be carried out to more precisely identify factors affecting download rates of repository content. This data will assist institutions and faculty in measuring research impact and performance, as an adjunct ...


Bioethics And Democracy: Competing Roles Of National Bioethics Organisations, Susan M. Dodds, Colin Thomson Nov 2006

Bioethics And Democracy: Competing Roles Of National Bioethics Organisations, Susan M. Dodds, Colin Thomson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In establishing National Bioethics Organisations (NBOs), liberal democracies seek to acknowledge the diversity of strongly held ethical positions and the imperative to engage in public debate about important bioethical decisions. NBOs are typically given a range of responsibilities, including contributing to and stimulating public debate; providing expert opinion on relevant issues for policy deliberations; and developing public policy. The state is now found to have an interest in areas previously thought to be a matter of individual choice. NBOs can provide one way of opening up public debate to allow the diversity of views to be heard in a manner ...


Can Health Claims For Foods Help Consumers Choose Better Diets?, P. G. Williams Oct 2006

Can Health Claims For Foods Help Consumers Choose Better Diets?, P. G. Williams

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Consumers are becoming health-conscious and most agree that eating healthily is a better way to manage illness than using medication. This has led to the increased acceptance and consumption of functional foods with health-promoting capabilities, demonstrated by impressive growth in sales world wide. Functional foods certainly have the potential to assist in disease management or reduction of risk and their use is being increasingly recommended in both medical and dietetic practice. There is an observed ‘push’ from food companies seeking out new markets and profit opportunities, with a concurrent market ‘pull’ from an educated, health-conscious consumer with a higher disposable ...


Japan’S Original Gay Boom, Mark J. Mclelland Oct 2006

Japan’S Original Gay Boom, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper looks at the rise of the category gei boi (gay boy) in postwar Japanese media.


Reflection And Graphic Design Pedagogy: Developing A Reflective Framework To Enhance Learning In A Graphic Design Tertiary Environment, Grant Ellmers Sep 2006

Reflection And Graphic Design Pedagogy: Developing A Reflective Framework To Enhance Learning In A Graphic Design Tertiary Environment, Grant Ellmers

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The pedagogical approach employed in the graphic design program at the University of Wollongong is based primarily on a blend of project-based and studio-based learning. Emerging from experience and observations of teaching in this environment, the researcher has identified potential for enhanced learning through a formalised reflective framework. This may address concerns that current teaching frameworks over emphasise the design project, leaving the student at risk of not learning from the design process itself. This paper will describe the ongoing development and implementation of a formalised reflective framework into the University of Wollongong undergraduate graphic design program. Informed by staff ...


Heritage And Regional Development: An Indigenous Perspective, Robbie Collins, K. Mcmahon-Coleman Sep 2006

Heritage And Regional Development: An Indigenous Perspective, Robbie Collins, K. Mcmahon-Coleman

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

Heritage is important to regional development in terms of promoting a sense of place and a sense of identity for those in the region. Heritage is often expressed through culture and the arts as a means of manifesting a community’s sense of what the community or region is about. For Indigenous communities this is particularly relevant given the lack of social capital as a result of colonialism and displacement. In these communities the value of the Indigenous way of viewing things and sense of place has been subjugated by hegemonic norms. There is a need for Indigenous peoples to ...


Assessing The Service Needs And Expectations Of Customers – No Longer A Mystery, Margie H. Jantti Sep 2006

Assessing The Service Needs And Expectations Of Customers – No Longer A Mystery, Margie H. Jantti

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

Over the past decade, UWL has made extensive use of customer surveys and customer feedback systems as a means of evaluating satisfaction with services and resources. These approaches have provided critical data and information on how clients rate their perceptions of the importance and performance of various service and resource elements. They have been an important mechanism for planned change and an improvement agenda. While surveys and feedback systems provide data and information on a range of service elements, they are limited in their capacity to provide information and insight into the perceived value gained by engaging with the library ...


Consumption Of Resistant Starch Decreases Postprandial Lipogenesis In White Adipose Tissue Of The Rat, J. A. Higgins, M. Brown, Leonard H. Storlien Sep 2006

Consumption Of Resistant Starch Decreases Postprandial Lipogenesis In White Adipose Tissue Of The Rat, J. A. Higgins, M. Brown, Leonard H. Storlien

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Chronic consumption of diets high in resistant starch (RS) leads to reduced fat cell size compared to diets high in digestible starch (DS) in rats and increases total and meal fat oxidation in humans. The aim of the present study was to examine the rate of lipogenesis in key lipogenic organs following a high RS or DS meal. Following an overnight fast, male Wistar rats ingested a meal with an RS content of 2% or 30% of total carbohydrate and were then administered an i.p bolus of 50 μCi 3H2O either immediately or 1 hour post-meal. One hour following ...


Human Resource Development: For Enterprise And Human Development , Diana J. Kelly Sep 2006

Human Resource Development: For Enterprise And Human Development , Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The term human resource development, or more commonly HRD, is widely used. Yet it has ambiguous connotations, since it may refer to increase in human capacities, rights and entitlements from a business or an economic perspective, or as an instrument of human development, particularly in developing countries, which enables personal and societal advancement toward economic progress and democratic self-determination. It is important to distinguish the forms and varieties of HRD if human development is to be balanced. Moreover, HRD may be delivered by public organisations such as governments, NGOs and supranational organisations, such as the United Nations, or by private ...


The Role Of “Economic Education” In Achieving Capitalist Hegemony, Sharon Beder Sep 2006

The Role Of “Economic Education” In Achieving Capitalist Hegemony, Sharon Beder

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Free enterprise has become the prevailing idea of our times, an idea without serious rival although not without critics. This paper examines two major campaigns during the 20th Century that were aimed at maintaining capitalist hegemony by promoting free enterprise values. The first was after the second world war when American business interests felt threatened by government intervention and controls on the one hand, and union activity on the other. They responded with a massive ‘economic education’ program, aimed at school students and employees, which taught the fundamentals of free enterprise economics. Business values, such as the rewards of hard ...


Survey Of Health Claims For Australian Foods Made On Internet Sites, H. Dragicevich, P. G. Williams, L. Ridges Sep 2006

Survey Of Health Claims For Australian Foods Made On Internet Sites, H. Dragicevich, P. G. Williams, L. Ridges

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Aim: Australia and New Zealand are currently preparing a new food standard code, which will allow the use of health claims on food products and in associated advertising. The aim of this study was to obtain preliminary information about the current use of health claims on the Internet and the level of compliance of these claims with existing regulations. Methods: From August to October 2005 a survey was conducted of 1068 websites associated with the top 20 food processing companies in Australia, and an additional 683 websites for food products found to carry health claims in previous studies of product ...


Publicly Shared Intelligence, G. De Valk, Brian Martin Sep 2006

Publicly Shared Intelligence, G. De Valk, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Publicly shared intelligence is the gathering and analysis of information of political value that is openly available to the public and able to be tested. This is a potential alternative to the sort of secret intelligence normally carried out by government agencies. Desirable features of publicly shared intelligence can be determined by analogy to other open knowledge production systems, including science and open source software. The case of the Shipping Research Bureau illustrates the potential of publicly shared intelligence. We outline features of a publicly shared intelligence system, including implications for public education.


Perceptions Of Kanji Learning By Non-Native Learners Of Japanese As A Foreign Language: Data From Sri Lankan Learners, G. Haththotuwa Gamage Sep 2006

Perceptions Of Kanji Learning By Non-Native Learners Of Japanese As A Foreign Language: Data From Sri Lankan Learners, G. Haththotuwa Gamage

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The present study examines the attitudes of learning kanji outside Japan based on the data from Sri Lankan learners of Japanese. This study also provides empirical evidence concerning perceived difficulties of reading and writing kanji by these learners. This was examined by a questionnaire, which was analyzed in terms of learners and Institution. The questionnaire revealed that the majority of learners had positive attitudes for learning kanji. However, they lacked the motivation for independent, self-directed learning. Learners in private institutions were significantly more enthusiastic in learning kanji than learners of secondary or tertiary institutions. The results also revealed that positive ...


Biomarker Validation Of A Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Food Frequency Questionnaire, B. L. Sullivan, P. G. Williams, Barbara J. Meyer Sep 2006

Biomarker Validation Of A Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Food Frequency Questionnaire, B. L. Sullivan, P. G. Williams, Barbara J. Meyer

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) are beneficial for health. To date there is no specific food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to assess LC n-3 PUFA intakes. The objective of this study is to validate our newly developed FFQ by comparison with LC n-3 PUFA content of both red blood cells (RBC) and plasma, expressed as a percentage of total fatty acids. Fifty-three healthy male and female subjects were recruited from Wollongong, Australia. Average LC n-3 PUFA intakes (mg/day) were estimated using the new FFQ. RBC and plasma fatty acids were assessed using gas chromatography. Spearman correlation ...


Blending On And Off Campus: A Tale Of Two Cities, Geraldine E. Lefoe, J. G. Hedberg Aug 2006

Blending On And Off Campus: A Tale Of Two Cities, Geraldine E. Lefoe, J. G. Hedberg

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

Increasingly online learning has become part of the normal educational experience of students. This chapter examines the changes faced by two universities in different countries as they move to blend traditional face-to-face learning activities with those online. In particular, it reviews lessons that can be drawn for others moving into blended learning environments for successful implementation.


Health Benefits Of Herbs And Spices: The Past, The Present, The Future - Public Health, P. G. Williams Aug 2006

Health Benefits Of Herbs And Spices: The Past, The Present, The Future - Public Health, P. G. Williams

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Recommendations for intakes fo food in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating do not yet include suggested intakes of herbs and spices, although several dietary guidelines refer to their benefits. Future consideration should be given to including more explicit recommendations about the place of herbs and spices in a healthy diet


Ordnance, Five Hats And Constantinople: Benjamin, Gustafsson And Lubitsch, Jon Cockburn Aug 2006

Ordnance, Five Hats And Constantinople: Benjamin, Gustafsson And Lubitsch, Jon Cockburn

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper concentrates on identifying intellectual, cinematic and commercial representations of the efficiency movement as embodied in the emergent mechanical-flâneuse (the term is an obvious combination of the adjective ‘mechanical’, as a Taylorist/Fordist signifier, with the noun ‘flâneuse’, which is a gender inversion of the masculine flâneur: the metropolitan wanderer profiled in Benjamin’s re-examination of Baudelaire and 19th century Paris). To articulate these representations of the ‘new’ woman, under the influence of Americanism in post-1918 Europe, this paper focuses on two passages in Benjamin’s One Way Street. Benjamin’s passages are then read in juxtaposition to advertisements ...


Regulation Of Hesc Research In Australia: Promises And Pitfalls For Deliberative Democratic Approaches, Susan M. Dodds, R. A. Ankeny Jul 2006

Regulation Of Hesc Research In Australia: Promises And Pitfalls For Deliberative Democratic Approaches, Susan M. Dodds, R. A. Ankeny

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper considers the legislative debates in Australia that led to the passage of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act (Cth 2002) and the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act (Cth 2002). In the first part of the paper, we discuss the debate surrounding the legislation with particular emphasis on the ways in which demands for public consultation, public debate and the education of Australians about the potential ethical and scientific impact of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) research were deployed, and the explicit and implicit framing of the scope of public consultation. We then ask whether, given the calls for ...


Workplace Bullying, Women And Workchoices, Diana J. Kelly Jul 2006

Workplace Bullying, Women And Workchoices, Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Considerable evidence points to an increase in workplace bullying, in large part as a consequence of competitive pressures, the predominance of business values, and concomitantly, the declining legitimacy ascribed to fairness and social justice. This paper examines workplace bullying in the context of the recent employment relations legislation in Australia (WorkChoices). It is shown that the legislation will enhance and extend women’s labour market disadvantage by shifting the employment relationship to the private sphere, together with informalisation of workplace relations, reduced access to formal procedures and reduced accountability and transparency. Moreover, overt government support of business wishes will enable ...


Changing Horses In Mid-Stream: A New Lms Plus Improved Teaching, Russ Pennell, Sandra Wills Jul 2006

Changing Horses In Mid-Stream: A New Lms Plus Improved Teaching, Russ Pennell, Sandra Wills

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

The University of Wollongong's recent implementation of a new Learning Management System has been accompanied by a two year process of interviews and consultation with committees, deans, managers, academics, students and support staff. This has resulted in a Strategic Plan for eLearning & eTeaching and an eTeaching Business Plan. These plans for institutional change were based on earlier studies of IT introduction in Higher Education contexts. Project development was overseen by a widely-representative committee, with major effort given to training and support of academics and students. In 2004 over 800 subject websites were in use each year. The new software ...


Minefields And Miniskirts: The Perils And Pleasures Of Adapting Oral History For The Stage, S. A. Mchugh Jul 2006

Minefields And Miniskirts: The Perils And Pleasures Of Adapting Oral History For The Stage, S. A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

A case study of the adaptation of the author's non-fiction book, Minefields and Miniskirts, for the stage. The book, about Australian women's role in the Vietnam war, is based on oral history interviews with over 30 women. Their actual words make up 90% of the script for the dramatised version, also called Minefields and Miniskirts, but their interviews have been blended to make 5 composite fictionalised characters. The show, created by director Terence O'Connell based on McHugh's book, toured Australia to acclaim in 2004/5, playing to over 50,000 people. The author attended the Sydney ...


Strategic Planning For Blended Elearning, Sandra Wills Jul 2006

Strategic Planning For Blended Elearning, Sandra Wills

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

Although all Australian universities have University strategic plans and IT strategic plans, it is estimated that fewer than 20% have a separate plan for eLearning and eTeaching. The University of Wollongong has recently implemented a new Learner Management System however this technology ramp-up has been accompanied by a two year process of interviews and consultation with committees, deans, managers, academics, students and support staff to: • more clearly articulate from the educational and strategic perspectives why we use eLearning; • understand better how eLearning should be supported in a blended environment; and • inform decision-making about priorities for funding and support. This has ...


Mapping The Factual Genres Of The Japanese Workplace, Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano Jun 2006

Mapping The Factual Genres Of The Japanese Workplace, Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper reports on the research project, Mapping the written genres of the Japanese workplace which set out to identify, taxonomise and describe the kinds of factual genres used in the Japanese-speaking workplace. The motivation behind this study originates from a desire to know, understand and ultimately, teach authentic genres which have vocational significance for students of Japanese as a second and or foreign language. The study interviewed and surveyed 21 non-Japanese speaking background employees in Japanese speaking workplaces both in Japan and Australia and collected over 127 workplace documents. This paper will report on the kinds of Japanese language ...


Film Censorship As A Good Business In Colonial Korea: Profiteering From Hollywood's First Golden Age, 1926-36, Brian M. Yecies Jun 2006

Film Censorship As A Good Business In Colonial Korea: Profiteering From Hollywood's First Golden Age, 1926-36, Brian M. Yecies

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Between 1926 and 1936, cinema in colonial Korea was a vibrant business, involving the production of domestic films and the distribution and exhibition of American, British, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Russian films. During this decade, the first golden age of American cinema in Korea, Hollywood films overwhelmingly dominated the Korean market. Korea was an important territory that Hollywood used in its overall global expansion campaign. Amid this globalization operation, the Government-General of Chosen’s film censorship apparatus was a financially self-sustaining operation. It paid for its operation by profiteering from the application of more than 6,700 American and ...