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The Learning-Teaching-Research Nexus At Uow, Anne Mcdougall, Anne Melano, Sandra Wills, Rebecca Albury, Fazel Naghdy, Margaret Christina Wallace, Mark Wilson, Kathie Cooper, Kim Callaway, Roger Lewis, Lisa Kervin, Marcus O'Donnell Dec 2008

The Learning-Teaching-Research Nexus At Uow, Anne Mcdougall, Anne Melano, Sandra Wills, Rebecca Albury, Fazel Naghdy, Margaret Christina Wallace, Mark Wilson, Kathie Cooper, Kim Callaway, Roger Lewis, Lisa Kervin, Marcus O'Donnell

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Through attention to the connections between learning, teaching and research activities at UOW, we:
- provide students with skills, attitudes and ways of thinking that are valued in both professional and academic careers
- stimulate discussion, debate and dissemination of academic ideas, both within the university and beyond
- promote understanding of the ways in which researchers work in particular disciplines
- encourage students to pursue higher degrees by research.


Pestering Staff Into Online Learning: An Integrated Plan, H. J. Jones Dec 2008

Pestering Staff Into Online Learning: An Integrated Plan, H. J. Jones

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Universities are striving to provide quality learning experiences for their diverse student population and online learning is one aspect of this changing environment. This paper notes barriers that have been recognised that impede faculty uptake of online learning and examines some of the strategies that can be implemented to overcome these barriers. A plan for integrated implementation of online learning is proposed which consists of Planning & Promotion, Education, Support, Training, Encouragement and Recognition & Reward (PESTER). The elements of the plan are described in detail and an example of an implementation plan is provided.


Arctic And Outback--Indigenous Literature At The 'Ends Of The Earth.', K. L. Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2008

Arctic And Outback--Indigenous Literature At The 'Ends Of The Earth.', K. L. Mcmahon-Coleman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Canada and Australia share a colonial history which featured an attempt to eradicate Indigenous spirituality and language and which involved governmental intervention in areas such as health and education. The movement across traditional borders in order to access health and education created a kind of intra-national diasporic condition, which Indigenous peoples in these countries continue to negotiate on a daily basis.

The Inuit writer Alootook Ipellie and Murri writer Sam Watson seek to resist cultural constraints through creating works which are multiply transgressive. Their works cross genre boundaries and use the interstices between Indigenous diaspora, queer theory and maban reality ...


The Casualisation Of Teaching And The Subject At Risk, Alisa Percy, Rosemary Beaumont Jan 2008

The Casualisation Of Teaching And The Subject At Risk, Alisa Percy, Rosemary Beaumont

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The casualisation of teaching in Australian higher education has come to be problematised as a risk to the quality of teaching and learning. However, the potential and location of risk, and therefore what constitutes an appropriate institutional intervention, requires interrogation as universities comply with the various regulations that, on the one hand, legitimise further casualisation in the name of flexibility, and on the other, insist on institutional responsibilities in the performance of quality. Taking a critical approach to risk consciousness, this paper examines the way casualisation is produced through workplace reform and problematised as a danger to the student learning ...


A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish Jan 2008

A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for Australian higher education. The Exchange was designed to provide access to a repository of shared learning and teaching resources, work spaces for team members engaged in collaborative projects, and communication and networking services. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) established the Exchange for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in higher education. As part of the research conducted to inform the development of the Exchange, models for peer review of educational resources were evaluated. For this, a design-based research approach was ...


The Carrick Exchange For Higher Education: Design Factors For User Engagement, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine E. Lefoe, R. Philip, Dominique Rene Parrish Jan 2008

The Carrick Exchange For Higher Education: Design Factors For User Engagement, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine E. Lefoe, R. Philip, Dominique Rene Parrish

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the Carrick Exchange, a new online service for learning and teaching in Australia. The research investigated resource identification and contribution, engagement with the repository and user community, and associated peer review and commentary processes. This paper focuses on the data obtained and recommendations developed for engagement of potential end users. It reports a literature review and findings, including an international perspective on the Carrick Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement ...


Elastic Practice In Academic Developers, Anna L. Carew, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. Bell, L. Armour Jan 2008

Elastic Practice In Academic Developers, Anna L. Carew, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. Bell, L. Armour

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The academic developer’s role is the focus of a growing body of literature. This paper builds the literature by arguing the importance to our current practice of making our theoretical underpinnings explicit. We excise and describe fragments of practice from the work of individual academic developers in order to discuss and consider the relationship between particular theories of academic development and particular approaches that these theories support. The three fragments of academic development practice we detail are related to reflective practice, collegiality and the scholarship of teaching. We also provide a fourth, more fulsome description of an approach to ...


'There Was Nothing To Say And Nobody Said It': Silence, Disconnection And Interruptions Of Gertrude Stein's Writing Voice During World War Ii, Ruth G. Walker Jan 2008

'There Was Nothing To Say And Nobody Said It': Silence, Disconnection And Interruptions Of Gertrude Stein's Writing Voice During World War Ii, Ruth G. Walker

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

In this part of the world they have another thing, they say taisez-vous, or shut up, or shut it, and they say it as they are talking, they are talking along about something and they say, oh shut it, and it is not to themselves, nor to you, it is of the facts of which they are speaking, sometimes they say taisez-vous, taisez-vous, and the sentence goes on, it is rather delightful, I do not quite know why, they may say and the war is long and the Germans might be coming this way again oh shut up oh shut ...


Textual Engagement Of A Different Kind?, Meeta Chatterjee Jan 2008

Textual Engagement Of A Different Kind?, Meeta Chatterjee

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Plagiarism, a complex and contested issue related to engaging with texts, has deservedly received considerable research attention in recent times. However, there is more to integrating academic reading into writing than the issue of plagiarism. Through the voices of others, writers negotiate their position in their discourse community, align themselves to the epistemological value systems of discipline(s) and adopt appropriate stances. This has to be done in ways that are acceptable to the discipline and calls for appropriate engagement with previous studies and the reader. A fine balancing act is expected of a doctoral thesis: the right mix of ...


Developing Teaching Practice For More Effective Use Of Asynchronous Discussion: A Preliminary Investigation, Abigail Watson Jan 2008

Developing Teaching Practice For More Effective Use Of Asynchronous Discussion: A Preliminary Investigation, Abigail Watson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Teachers inexperienced in the delivery of online instruction may now be expected to teach subjects with a limited understanding of how tools in a Learning Management System can be appropriately and sucessfully utilised to enable the learning strategies of the subject design. How best dow we develop teaching practice to facilitate the increasing use of asynchronous discussion tools in flexible and distance courses?


Ascilite Report 5 For The Carrick Exchange Project: International Perspective, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2008

Ascilite Report 5 For The Carrick Exchange Project: International Perspective, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This is the fifth report completed by ascilite for the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education to inform the development of the Carrick Exchange. It complements research findings discussed in four previous ascilite reports (Reports 1-4). Report 5 is a synthesis of particular international research and experience regarding the building of communities to support teaching and learning in higher education, and repository development and implementation. The ascilite research continues to explore emerging themes, issues and concerns regarding engagement of the Australian higher education sector with the Carrick Exchange initiative, identification of resources and methods of contribution, and ...


Zinc Violet, Case Studies In The Use Of Advanced Teaching Tools In Widely Different Settings, I. A. Kreis, G. S. Leonardi, G. Zielhuis, L. Heijke, Ray Stace Jan 2008

Zinc Violet, Case Studies In The Use Of Advanced Teaching Tools In Widely Different Settings, I. A. Kreis, G. S. Leonardi, G. Zielhuis, L. Heijke, Ray Stace

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The development of advanced teaching tools using simulation is costly and often of limited value to the institution developing it. The investment can only be regained if the teaching tool can be used in other places and/or a wide range of applications. Thus the objective is to assess the usefulness of an advanced teaching tool in a range of settings and cultures. Zinc Violet is a simulation of a problem using real data and data analysis software, characters, reports, literature, role-play and financial or time limitations. The students are placed in a problem that they have to solve where ...


Supporting Literacy And Learning - On And Off Campus, Fran Pinkerton, Claire Collett Jan 2008

Supporting Literacy And Learning - On And Off Campus, Fran Pinkerton, Claire Collett

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

There's no doubt that the Library is the hub of learning and information literacy al University of Wollongong's (UOW) campus. Attracting close to a million visitors each year, the library provides hands-on information literacy training to almost 20,000 clients. However the staff's commitment to literacy and learning extends beyond the campus and into the broader community; participating in fundraising and contributing to local, national and international causes, all with a focus on literacy and learning. In 2007, the UOW Library's Wellbeing Committee fundraising efforts were directed towards the Books in Homes Australia (BIHA) program.


Enabling Teaching, Enabling Learning: How Does Staff Development Fit The Educational Technology Landscape?, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney, A. Herrington Jan 2008

Enabling Teaching, Enabling Learning: How Does Staff Development Fit The Educational Technology Landscape?, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney, A. Herrington

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The New Technologies: New Pedagogies Project is a nationally funded project to support the use of mobile learning in higher education to support student learning. We explore the staff development process of this larger project, where academics in a Faculty of Education investigate new pedagogies that are required to meet the needs of millennial learners. The staff development process addressed the need for staff to own and use mobile technology in their professional and personal contexts in order to think differently about engaging their students in pedagogically sound ways. We identified four key actions for participants which contributed significantly to ...


Developing Academic Literacy In Context, Emily Rose Purser, Jan Skillen, Mary Deane, James Donohue, Kelly Peake Jan 2008

Developing Academic Literacy In Context, Emily Rose Purser, Jan Skillen, Mary Deane, James Donohue, Kelly Peake

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Where, when and how (indeed whether) academic writing should be taught to university students, who are not necessarily aiming to study ‹language› per se, has long been a concern in higher education. While students need to develop high level communication skills, in genres often quite specific to higher education, in order that their learning can be assessed, teaching them academic writing during the course of their disciplinary studies raises a number of pedagogical, organisational and research issues. This paper reports on a collaboration between a group of academics in different geographic and institutional locations, who share a dream of improving ...


Exploring Student Engagement For Generation Y : A Pilot In Environmental Economics, Ann Hodgkinson, Alisa Percy Jan 2008

Exploring Student Engagement For Generation Y : A Pilot In Environmental Economics, Ann Hodgkinson, Alisa Percy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper reports on a pilot study involving the redesign of a third year Economics subject according to principles of engagement as they relate to the discursive Generation Y subject. The study involved a review of the literature, redesign of the subject to a blended learning format and evaluation of the design.


The Red Report, Recognition - Enhancement - Development: The Contribution Of Sessional Teachers To Higher Education, Alisa Percy, Michele Scoufis, Sharron Parry, Allan Goody, Margaret Hicks, Ian Macdonald, Kay Martinez, Nick Szorenyi-Reischl, Yoni Ryan, Sandra Wills, Lynn Sheridan Jan 2008

The Red Report, Recognition - Enhancement - Development: The Contribution Of Sessional Teachers To Higher Education, Alisa Percy, Michele Scoufis, Sharron Parry, Allan Goody, Margaret Hicks, Ian Macdonald, Kay Martinez, Nick Szorenyi-Reischl, Yoni Ryan, Sandra Wills, Lynn Sheridan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This large-scale study into the recognition, enhancement and development of sessional teaching in higher education builds on the Australian Universities Teaching Committee Report (2003a) Training, Support and Management of Sessional Teaching Staff. The aim of the current Project was to identify and analyse current national practice and refocus attention on the issues surrounding sessional teachers in the university sector. The Project had three objectives: to establish the extent of the contribution that sessional teachers make to higher education; to identify and analyse good practice examples for dissemination; and to consider the possible developments for institutional and sector-wide improvements to the ...


The Red Resource, Recognition - Enhancement - Development: The Contribution Of Sessional Teachers To Higher Education (Complete Report), Alisa Percy, Michele Scoufis, Sharron Parry, Allan Goody, Margaret Hicks, Ian Macdonald, Kay Martinez, Nick Szorenyi-Reischl, Yoni Ryan, Sandra Wills, Lynn Sheridan Jan 2008

The Red Resource, Recognition - Enhancement - Development: The Contribution Of Sessional Teachers To Higher Education (Complete Report), Alisa Percy, Michele Scoufis, Sharron Parry, Allan Goody, Margaret Hicks, Ian Macdonald, Kay Martinez, Nick Szorenyi-Reischl, Yoni Ryan, Sandra Wills, Lynn Sheridan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This large-scale study into the recognition, enhancement and development of sessional teaching in higher education builds on the Australian Universities Teaching Committee Report (2003a) Training, Support and Management of Sessional Teaching Staff. The aim of the current Project was to identify and analyse current national practice and refocus attention on the issues surrounding sessional teachers in the university sector. The Project had three objectives: to establish the full extent of the contribution that sessional teachers make to teaching and learning in higher education; to identify and analyse good practice examples for dissemination; and to consider the possible developments for institutional ...


Far From Common: Innovative Approaches To Designing Information Rich Learning And Research Spaces, Helen E. Mandl, Margie H. Jantti Jan 2008

Far From Common: Innovative Approaches To Designing Information Rich Learning And Research Spaces, Helen E. Mandl, Margie H. Jantti

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The University of Wollongong Library commenced the new academic year with a state of the art complex designed to attract and welcome students, staff and visitors to a new range of lightfilled study and social places. The Library in its current form, is a significant departure from the original three-storey building which was colloquially known as The Bunker. Built in the 1970’s it was typical of the brutalist architectural style. The reconstruction of the Library extension during 2007 enabled the deconstruction of traditional approaches to facilities design. Cognisant of the proliferation of group work within the curriculum and demand ...