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If We Work Together, I Will Have Greater Power: Coalitions In Networked Innovation, Rory L. Sie, Peter Sloep, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema Jan 2014

If We Work Together, I Will Have Greater Power: Coalitions In Networked Innovation, Rory L. Sie, Peter Sloep, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema

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The present article uses agent-based social simulation to study rational behaviour in networked innovation. A simulation model that includes network characteristics and network participant's characteristics is run using parameter sweeping, yielding 1450 simulation cases. The notion of coalitions was used to denote partnerships in networked innovation. Coalitions compete against each other and several variables were observed for winning coalitions. Close analysis of the variations and their influence on the average power per winning coalition was analysed using stepwise multiple regression analysis. The analysis brought forward two main conclusions. First, as average betweenness centrality per winning coalition increases, the average ...


'Sense Of Belonging' Enhances The Online Learning Experience, Lisa K. Thomas, James Herbert Jan 2014

'Sense Of Belonging' Enhances The Online Learning Experience, Lisa K. Thomas, James Herbert

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For the past couple of years Australian universities' enthusiasm for online learning has increased, following the lead of international universities in realising the potential of MOOCs to replace traditional face-to-face learning. While the number of students undertaking studies on campus has remained relatively stable over the past three years, the number undertaking online or a combination of on-campus and online education continues to grow.


C.W. Peck’S Australian Legends: Aboriginal Dreaming Stories Of Eastern Australia, Michael K. Organ Jan 2014

C.W. Peck’S Australian Legends: Aboriginal Dreaming Stories Of Eastern Australia, Michael K. Organ

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C.W. Peck’s Australian Legends, published in two editions during 1925 and 1933, represent a rare compilation of eastern Australian Aboriginal Dreaming stories. Collected from the area initially settled by Europeans in 1788, and the first to experience widespread loss of its storytelling tradition, they are significant both in regard to the scarcity of similar published texts and the low survival rate of such narratives. Dreaming stories are important elements of Aboriginal culture and Peck’s collection serves to preserve some of that heritage, though in an emasculated, anglicised and decontextualized form.


Exploring A Model Of Effectual Learning For A Student Speech Pathology Placement At A Community-Based Rehabilitation (Cbr) Centre In Malaysia, Sandra Van Dort, Linda Wilson, Julia A. Coyle Jan 2014

Exploring A Model Of Effectual Learning For A Student Speech Pathology Placement At A Community-Based Rehabilitation (Cbr) Centre In Malaysia, Sandra Van Dort, Linda Wilson, Julia A. Coyle

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Purpose: Speech-language pathologists in Malaysia typically do not work within CBR. Therefore, exploring the use of services through a non-traditional student placement was a crucial first step in understanding how to develop capacity for such services. It was also important to develop an understanding of the ways in which the implementation of this student placement influenced learning in the context of a Malaysian CBR programme.

Method: An action research study was designed to implement and evaluate student speech-language pathology (SLP) placement within a Malaysian community-based rehabilitation (CBR) centre for children with communication disabilities. Data collection involved the learning experiences of ...


Supervision, Support And Mentoring Interventions For Health Practitioners In Rural And Remote Contexts: An Integrative Review And Thematic Synthesis Of The Literature To Identify Mechanisms For Successful Outcomes, Anna M. Moran, Julia A. Coyle, Rodney Pope, Dianne Boxall, Susan A. Nancarrow, Jennifer Young Jan 2014

Supervision, Support And Mentoring Interventions For Health Practitioners In Rural And Remote Contexts: An Integrative Review And Thematic Synthesis Of The Literature To Identify Mechanisms For Successful Outcomes, Anna M. Moran, Julia A. Coyle, Rodney Pope, Dianne Boxall, Susan A. Nancarrow, Jennifer Young

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Objective: To identify mechanisms for the successful implementation of support strategies for health-care practitioners in rural and remote contexts.

Design: This is an integrative review and thematic synthesis of the empirical literature that examines support interventions for health-care practitioners in rural and remote contexts.

Results: This review includes 43 papers that evaluated support strategies for the rural and remote health workforce. Interventions were predominantly training and education programmes with limited evaluations of supervision and mentoring interventions. The mechanisms associated with successful outcomes included: access to appropriate and adequate training, skills and knowledge for the support intervention; accessible and adequate resources ...


Institutional Wide Implementation Of Key Advice For Socially Inclusive Teaching In Higher Education. A Practice Report, Lisa Thomas, Jennifer Heath Jan 2014

Institutional Wide Implementation Of Key Advice For Socially Inclusive Teaching In Higher Education. A Practice Report, Lisa Thomas, Jennifer Heath

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Government policy and institutional initiatives have influenced increases in enrolment of non-traditional students to Australian universities. For these students, university culture is often incongruent with their own, making it difficult to understand the tacit requirements for participation and success. Academic teaching staff are important in creating socially inclusive learning experiences, particularly in first year subjects. This paper presents an institution-wide approach to enhancing socially inclusive teaching at one Australian university. Underpinned by a framework of "bridging social-incongruity" the initiative was guided by six principles of socially inclusive teaching to support practice as proposed in the 2012 "Effective support of students ...


Transforming Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Academic Library: The Case Of The University Of Wollongong, Rebecca Daly, Liz Baker, Lisa M. Mcintosh Jan 2014

Transforming Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Academic Library: The Case Of The University Of Wollongong, Rebecca Daly, Liz Baker, Lisa M. Mcintosh

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In 2011 the University of Wollongong Library undertook a significant review of its Resource Sharing services. This was prompted by constraints in the systems supporting this service, changes to the Library's key suppliers, Infotrieve Australia and the British Library Document Supply Service, and the need to deliver effective library services within a defined physical and budgetary environment. As a result of the review, the existing Millennium Interlibrary Loan and Ariel software hosting the service were replaced by the Relais ILL system. The most cost-effective and relevant methods for supporting the research needs of the university were achieved through subscriptions ...


A Critical Turn In Higher Education Research: Turning The Critical Lens On The Academic Language And Learning Educator, Alisa Percy Jan 2014

A Critical Turn In Higher Education Research: Turning The Critical Lens On The Academic Language And Learning Educator, Alisa Percy

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This paper suggests that historical ontology, as one form of reflexive critique, is an instructive research design for making sense of the political and historical constitution of the Academic Language and Learning (ALL) educator in Australian higher education. The ALL educator in this paper refers to those practitioners in the field of ALL, whose ethical agency has largely been taken for granted since their slow and uneven emergence in the latter half of the twentieth century. Using the lens of governmentality, genealogical design and archaeological method, the historical ontology proposed in this paper demonstrates how the ethical remit of the ...


Embed And Engage! Delivering A Digitisation Program At The University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly, Michael Organ Jan 2014

Embed And Engage! Delivering A Digitisation Program At The University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly, Michael Organ

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The digital environment is growing rapidly, through ubiquitous and increasingly powerful personal computing devices, and the demand for information to be accessible. Libraries and archives, as traditional providers and storehouses of content, are adapting to this changing environment by adopting new and innovative digital content delivery mechanisms to unmask their special collections. In 2012, the University of Wollongong Library implemented a comprehensive digitisation program for its unique archival and research collections. Film, photographs, documents, artworks and audio are being made available online through several platforms and delivery tools in combination, complementing the increasingly important role played by the library in ...


Warriors Without A War, Michael Organ Jan 2014

Warriors Without A War, Michael Organ

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Opposition to the naming by the Western Australian Barnett government of a prominent Perth city square after Noongar resistance warrior Yagan highlights the failure to recognise the Aboriginal War of 1788–1901. Whilst many view the place naming as an honour, others see it as an insult to a man murdered in 1833 for opposing the brutality anddispossession of European settlement. Yagan was a warrior at war. At the time of his capture in 1832 local settler Robert Lyon argued for his treatment as a prisoner of war. ‘What war?’ you may ask. There is no Aboriginal War officially recognised ...


Building Communication Skills For Science Students In Videoconference Tutorials, Maureen Bell, Paul Carr Jan 2014

Building Communication Skills For Science Students In Videoconference Tutorials, Maureen Bell, Paul Carr

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For several years, students from the International Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wollongong, Australia, have participated in 'global learning' subjects with students from universities in Ireland and the U.S. Weekly international videoconference tutorials have been the main teaching and learning strategy in those subjects. The Australian students explore science topics of international significance and learn through participation in discussion, debates and presentations with their peers in Europe and America, informed by preparatory readings from a broad range of perspectives and guided by academics. Data on the effectiveness of this approach were gathered through online student surveys ...


Secret Service: Governor Macquarie’S Aboriginal War Of 1816, Michael K. Organ Jan 2014

Secret Service: Governor Macquarie’S Aboriginal War Of 1816, Michael K. Organ

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Detailed analysis of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s punitive actions against the Aboriginal population of New South Wales in 1816 reveals the extent of war engaged in by local military forces and the colonial authorities, along with a corresponding cover-up of those activities and outcomes to both the local community and authorities in England. This analysis has implications for our present day reading of Australian history and the ongoing debate over recognition of the so-called Forgotten War (Australian Aboriginal War), especially in light of the ANZAC and World War I centennial commemorations of 2015-18. The use of unpublished archival resources is ...


Ict Industry Involvement With Ict Education And Research In Universities: Industry Perceptions, Tanya J. Mcgill, Tony Koppi, Jocelyn Armarego Jan 2014

Ict Industry Involvement With Ict Education And Research In Universities: Industry Perceptions, Tanya J. Mcgill, Tony Koppi, Jocelyn Armarego

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Stronger linkages between the ICT industry and universities have been called for by both the ICT industry and by universities. The study described in this paper explores the ways in which the ICT industry believes it can and should contribute to ICT education and research in universities. The results confirm how important relationships with universities are seen to be and that industry would like to expand its level of involvement. Industry would like further involvement in curriculum design, both directly and through professional associations. The involvement sought is not just with respect to high-level themes, but many participants felt that ...


Aspiring To Excellence: Maximising Data To Sustain, Shift And Reshape A Library For The Future, Margie H. Jantti Jan 2014

Aspiring To Excellence: Maximising Data To Sustain, Shift And Reshape A Library For The Future, Margie H. Jantti

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Perhaps more than ever before, libraries face the challenge of excelling during uncertain times. As library leaders, we have a responsibility to ensure our libraries are reputed as relevant, visible, valued and contemporary. It is imperative that we seek out new methods for maximizing the data that we are invested in and make it more readily accessible and comprehensible to key stakeholders: the senior leadership teams of the library and those of the institution. Yet where does the persuasive evidence lay to demonstrate outcomes aligned to the institution's aims? It is unlikely that library data on its own will ...


Building Professional Relationships With The International Librarians Network, Alyson Dalby, Amy Barker, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie Jan 2014

Building Professional Relationships With The International Librarians Network, Alyson Dalby, Amy Barker, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie

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What we're going to talk about: 1. Why international professional networks are valuable 2. The International Librarians Network - what it is and how it works 3. How to build your own international professional network


Benchmarks For Technology Enhanced Learning, Michael Sankey, Helen Carter, Stephen Marshall, R Obexer, Carol Russell, Romy Lawson Jan 2014

Benchmarks For Technology Enhanced Learning, Michael Sankey, Helen Carter, Stephen Marshall, R Obexer, Carol Russell, Romy Lawson

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The ACODE benchmarks have been developed to assist institutions in their practice of delivering a quality technology enhanced learning experience for their students and staff (recognising that some institutions refer to their practice with terms such as e-learning, online or flexible learning, blended, etc.). There are eight benchmarks, each of which can be used as a standalone indicator, or used collectively to provide a whole of institution perspective. However, where these benchmarks become even more powerful is when they are used in association with other institutions, as part of a collaborative benchmarking exercise. This is where one or more institutions ...


Reflections On The Positioning, Politics, And Pedagogy Of A Language Education/Research Writing Subject For International Hdr Students, Alisa J. Percy, Emily Rose Purser Jan 2014

Reflections On The Positioning, Politics, And Pedagogy Of A Language Education/Research Writing Subject For International Hdr Students, Alisa J. Percy, Emily Rose Purser

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This presentation reflects on the positioning, politics, and pedagogy of a centrally delivered language education/research writing subject for international HDR students at the University of Wollongong,


Uow Curriculum Model, Marcus O'Donnell, Margaret Wallace, Anne L. Melano, Romy Lawson, Eeva Leinonen Jan 2014

Uow Curriculum Model, Marcus O'Donnell, Margaret Wallace, Anne L. Melano, Romy Lawson, Eeva Leinonen

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The Curriculum Transformation Project (CTP) is an ambitious four-year plan to build on and enhance UOW’s national and international reputation for top quality teaching and learning that maximises student success. It builds on the outstanding work done by UOW academics over many years and seeks to enhance our reputation for innovative teaching and learning practices. Each faculty has a strong tradition of good practice unique to the demands of their discipline which will be highlighted as we develop and share resources for implementation of the project. The CTP will also build on previous university-wide initiatives such as the development ...