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The Introduction Of A 'Learning In The Workplace' Component For An Undergraduate It Program And Its Impact On Professional Accreditation, Grace Tan, Anne Venables Jan 2008

The Introduction Of A 'Learning In The Workplace' Component For An Undergraduate It Program And Its Impact On Professional Accreditation, Grace Tan, Anne Venables

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A new learning in the workplace and community policy (LiWC) at Victoria University has been introduced to ensure that graduates are job and career ready. The policy mandates that all programs incorporate at least a 25% workplace contextual learning component by 2010. For the IT undergraduate program, compliance with this policy poses a number of significant challenges, not least of which is the meeting of professional accreditation criteria. Acquiring a recognized professional body accreditation, like that of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), is pivotal for all IT Australian programs, in that, it is a vital quality assurance measure and it ...


"Plan Your Study Around Your Life, Not The Other Way Around": How Are Semi-Engaged Students Coping With Flexible Access?, Eva Dobozy Jan 2008

"Plan Your Study Around Your Life, Not The Other Way Around": How Are Semi-Engaged Students Coping With Flexible Access?, Eva Dobozy

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Higher education ad campaigns that promote flexibility of study arrangements are gaining momentum in Australia and elsewhere. Edith Cowan University (ECU) acknowledged the competition between prospective students‘ study time, paid work and/or family commitments with its slogan ―Plan your study around your life, not the other way round‖. ECU‘s promotion of ‗flexibility‘ is understandable in the current competitive and market-driven economic climate. However, what are the consequences of universities becoming so reactive and responsive to the demands of ‗paying customers‘ and market pressures? What is the price of flexible access? This paper will analyse the rates of academic ...


Supporting Student Learning With Digital Audio: A Low-Tech Approach, Stuart Garner Jan 2008

Supporting Student Learning With Digital Audio: A Low-Tech Approach, Stuart Garner

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Advances in technology have made the use of digitized audio, often in the form of podcasts, more popular in recent years. The MP3 compression file format for such audio has become a defacto standard and the associated MP3 players are now ubiquitous. In the domain of eLearning, audio id perceived as a low-tech approach when compared with video technology. However such an approach can be useful as firstly, such audios can support mLearning as they can be listened to anywhere, and secondly, they are easy to produce for technology challenged instructors. This paper uses a teaching and learning framework as ...


Acs Accreditation: What‟S In The Name?, Grace Tan Jan 2008

Acs Accreditation: What‟S In The Name?, Grace Tan

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In Australia, all higher education Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programs seek accreditation at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). It acts as the basis for national and international benchmarking of ICT professional education. Additionally, meeting the requirements of an independent professional body is vital for onshore and offshore course marketing purposes, hence contributing towards the University‘s performance portfolio. The overriding task of the ACS accreditation is to examine all aspects in the provision of a quality ICT education program designed to produce competent graduates. To this end, the ACS seeks evidence that comprehensively covers the ...


Decision Support Systems To Support International Students: Potential For Practice?, Khumphicha Tantisantisom, J Clayden Jan 2008

Decision Support Systems To Support International Students: Potential For Practice?, Khumphicha Tantisantisom, J Clayden

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International students now comprise a significant group within Australian higher education but many must overcome difficulties related to initial acceptance by the institution of their choice and enrolment in an appropriate course. The need to extend visas to permit completion or the application process for permanent resident status may also be important to the individual student. Decision support systems (DSS) for customer relationship management (CRM) have been suggested as a means of utilising information technologies for admission procedures in higher education (McClea & Yen 2005). This paper will consider whether students may be defined as customers and reflect upon the possible ...


Market Orientation And Performance Within Community Enterprises In Upper Northeastern Region Of Thailand, Subchat Untachai Jan 2008

Market Orientation And Performance Within Community Enterprises In Upper Northeastern Region Of Thailand, Subchat Untachai

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The paper is designed to provide a quantitative measure of the effects of market orientation on the performance of the silk-weaving community enterprise‘s network in the upper Northeast of Thailand. The objectives of this study are two-fold, (1) to examine the validity and reliability of the measure of the market orientation, and (2) to examine the causal relationship between intelligence generations, intelligence dissemination and organizational responsiveness and the performance of the community enterprise network in the upper Northeast of Thailand. The research mainly involves a survey design. It includes a pilot test using undergraduate business students at UdonThani Rajabhat ...


Developing And Sustaining Perpetual School University Partnerships, Will Turner Jan 2008

Developing And Sustaining Perpetual School University Partnerships, Will Turner

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A Bachelor of Education course was developed at Edith Cowan University (ECU) Joondalup in 2002 with a significant focus on creating and sustaining mutually productive relationships with partner schools. These industry partnership links have afforded authentic workplace opportunities for prospective teachers to develop contextually, whilst undertaking field placements and making valid contributions to partner school priorities and children‘s learning. This has involved all stakeholders developing collegiality and professional interaction from a position of trust, respect and sense of contribution to the whole (Marlow and Nass-fuka, 2000). The involvement of industry partners is of a completely voluntary nature and hinges ...


The Effect Of A Reflex Replication Program On Retained Primary Reflexes, Motor Coordination, Vocabulary, Visual Motor Ability And Rapid Naming In Preprimary Aged Children, Deborah Callcott Jan 2008

The Effect Of A Reflex Replication Program On Retained Primary Reflexes, Motor Coordination, Vocabulary, Visual Motor Ability And Rapid Naming In Preprimary Aged Children, Deborah Callcott

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The link between movement and cognition is not new, but remains steeped in controversy in the educational community. One of the reasons for this controversy has been the lack of substantial research that supports the link between movement programs and observable academic benefits. The results of recent research have indicated that the retention of primary reflexes, particularly the tonic neck reflexes in young children, can result in difficulties that affect the overall functioning of the child. The retainment of reflexes may lead to clumsiness, poor eye hand coordination, poor manipulative skills and consequently academic achievement may be compromised in some ...