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Social Network Analysis For Technology-Enhanced Learning: Review And Future Directions, Rory L. Sie, Thomas D. Ullmann, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Karina Cela, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep Jan 2012

Social Network Analysis For Technology-Enhanced Learning: Review And Future Directions, Rory L. Sie, Thomas D. Ullmann, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Karina Cela, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep

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By nature, learning is social. The interactions by which we learn from others inherently form a network of relationships among people, but also between people and resources. This paper gives an overview of the potential social network analysis (SNA) may have for social learning. It starts with an overview of the history of social learning and how SNA may be of value. The core of the paper outlines the state-of-art of SNA for technology-enhanced learning (TEL), by means of four possible types of SNA applications: visualisation, analysis, simulation, and interventions. In an outlook, future directions of SNA research for TEL ...


The Effect Of Viva Assessment On Students' Approaches To Learning And Motivation, Romy Lawson Jan 2012

The Effect Of Viva Assessment On Students' Approaches To Learning And Motivation, Romy Lawson

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Higher education aims to encourage students to achieve a higher level of understanding of their subject matter. In order for students to achieve these higher levels, they have to approach their learning at a deeper level (Prosser and Trigwell, 1999; Barrab and Plucker, 2002), and be motivated to achieve (Deci and Ryan, 1985). One factor that is seen as a major influence on students' intentions is their perception of the assessment of their learning (Gibbs, 2007; Ramsden, 2003; Biggs, 2003; Bransford, Brown and Cocking, 2000). A learner, who perceives that the learning outcome requires demonstration of understanding, application, and critical ...


Mitigating Risk: Knowledge Management Initiatives, Toni Lanyon Jan 2012

Mitigating Risk: Knowledge Management Initiatives, Toni Lanyon

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The following outcomes were achieved: •Big picture view of our systems interoperability •Increased understanding of future systems needs •Improved ability and capacity to trouble - shoot problems •Increased ability to respond to Client needs •Increased collaboration between systems management , operations and delivery


Implicit Racial Prejudice Against African-Americans In Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluations, David R. Upton, C Edward Arrington Jan 2012

Implicit Racial Prejudice Against African-Americans In Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluations, David R. Upton, C Edward Arrington

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No abstract provided.


Book Review - The Right To Higher Education: Beyond Widening Participation, Bronwyn James Jan 2012

Book Review - The Right To Higher Education: Beyond Widening Participation, Bronwyn James

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When we first conceived of the idea of the Critical Discussions about Social Inclusion Forum - the word critical was at the forefront in our minds. We wanted to create an opportunity to critically reflect on the ways in which the most recent social inclusion agenda might be understood and acted upon while being attentive to the ways in which "doing" social inclusion might inadvertently reproduce or manifest other forms of social exclusion. We also wanted to discuss what doing social inclusion might mean for our work as academic language and learning educators, as discipline lecturers, as policy makers and policy ...


Editorial: Social Inclusion--Are We There Yet?, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James Jan 2012

Editorial: Social Inclusion--Are We There Yet?, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James

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This special edition of the Journal of Academic Language and Learning arose out of a Forum titled Critical Discussions about Social Inclusion held at the University of Wollongong, Australia in June 2011. It was organised by academic language and learning educators from five different universities: Ingrid Wijeyewardene from the University of New England, Helen Drury from the University of Sydney, Caroline San Miguel from the University of Technology Sydney, Stephen Milnes from the Australian National University, and ourselves from the University of Wollongong. Initially funded by a grant from the Association for Academic Language and Learning, this funding was later ...


Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser Jan 2012

Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser

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Initiatives for the development of literacy at the University of Wollongong are growing within an Australian national commitment to increase overall tertiary enrollment, provide access to students from less-advantaged groups, and enroll more international students. While this essay describes successful programs within the Academic Services Division at Wollongong built to support student literacy, especially academic writing, it primarily emphasizes the work of a problemsolving task force on English language proficiency aimed at building consensus for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary paradigm of literacy growth that moves away from the traditional idea of separable services. The essay profiles a new initiative in the ...


Made To Measure: Taming Practices With Results-Based Accountability, Lynne Keevers, L Treleaven, Christopher Sykes, Michael Darcy Jan 2012

Made To Measure: Taming Practices With Results-Based Accountability, Lynne Keevers, L Treleaven, Christopher Sykes, Michael Darcy

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This paper focuses on what happens when accountability regimes, represented in calculative planning processes, migrate onto situated, sociomaterial practices. Specifically, the article investigates what happens when the practices of results-based accountability (RBA) are translated into the social justice practices of locally-based community organizations. Based on the tenets of contemporary practice theory and a threeyear participatory action research project with community organizations in Australia, the study illustrates that performance measurement and accountability frameworks such as RBA are not technologies that peer and measure innocently and disinterestedly from a distance. Rather, RBA, as a bundle of materialdiscursive practices, is part of the ...


Supporting The Language And Learning Development Of Eal Students In Australian Higher Education, Paul J. Moore Jan 2012

Supporting The Language And Learning Development Of Eal Students In Australian Higher Education, Paul J. Moore

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The role of learning advising in improving the educational outcomes of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) in Australian universities has received significant attention in recent years. A combination of research findings, governmental pressure and media scrutiny has provided renewed impetus for universities to address issues of language proficiency and academic literacy amongst the growing population of onshore international students for whom English is an additional language (EAL). In this paper, I discuss the role of academic language and learning advising in the Australian university context, including how this practice is influenced by a range of political ...


Canning's Legacy, John B. Ryan Jan 2012

Canning's Legacy, John B. Ryan

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The motivation for this paper is to evaluate the legacy of John B. Canning to financial accounting, particularly regarding his attempt to identify the qualitative, empirical property underlying the accounting elements for measurement of periodic profit. Canning's adaptation of Fisher's (1906) concept of individual real income to deduce enterprise earnings together with the underlying concept of services is explored for its impact on profit measurement. Fisher (1930b), in his review of Canning's book, provides a clear description of profit as an 'adjusted cash flow'. In endorsing this approach Canning (1933) also, in effect, endorses much to be ...


Alone Yet Not Alone: Networks And Regional Facilitation In Leading A University Campus, Robbie Collins Jan 2012

Alone Yet Not Alone: Networks And Regional Facilitation In Leading A University Campus, Robbie Collins

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Abstract presented at the London Women's Leadership Symposium, The Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, 8-9 December 2012


Discovering The Impact Of Library Use And Student Performance, Brian L. Cox, Margie H. Jantti Jan 2012

Discovering The Impact Of Library Use And Student Performance, Brian L. Cox, Margie H. Jantti

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Key Takeaways • Without a valid, reliable way to collect data from various library and enterprise systems, it's difficult to quantitatively assert how a library adds value. • University of Wollongong Library developed the Library Cube, a tailored database and reporting function that joins library usage data with student data, including demographic and academic performance information. • Analysis of the resulting data reveals a strong correlation between students' grades and use of information resources the library provides.


Comparison Of Ohs Course Accreditation Procedures In Australia, Sue Reed, Jane Whitelaw Jan 2012

Comparison Of Ohs Course Accreditation Procedures In Australia, Sue Reed, Jane Whitelaw

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As OHS professional bodies have moved or are moving towards professional certification of their members, the need for accredited programs of study has developed. This move has been prompted by the requirement of the certification boards for the applicant to demonstrate that they have the minimum knowledge required to work at a professional level. The AIOH has had a course accreditation procedure for over 20 years as discussed by Whitelaw and Reed (2011) which has been well recognised by the profession, but until 2009 only one course had been accredited. In the last two years the AIOH has revised its ...


Ferdinand Hochstetter In Australia, 1858-1859, Michael K. Organ Jan 2012

Ferdinand Hochstetter In Australia, 1858-1859, Michael K. Organ

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The visit to Australia in 1858 of the Austrian Imperial Frigate Novara was part of a flag-waving exercise by the Austrian Habsburg monarchy, though it acquired added significance due to the inclusion on board of a scientific contingent comprising Ferdinand Hochstetter (geologist); Georg Frauenfeld and Johann Zelebor (zoologists); Eduard Schwarz and Anton Jelinek (botanists); Karl Scherzer (historiographer, ethnographer and economist); and Joseph Selleny (artist). Members of the crew, including Commodore Bernhard von WullerstorfUrbair and Lt. Robert Muller, were also expert in the fields of meteorology, hydrography, oceanography, geophysics and linguistics. The records of these scientists and their various collections would ...


Social Learning, Critical Reflection And The Perception Of Facticity In Deliberation On Water Reuse, Gregory R. Hampton Jan 2012

Social Learning, Critical Reflection And The Perception Of Facticity In Deliberation On Water Reuse, Gregory R. Hampton

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Critical reflection involves the uncovering and understanding of the assumptions, which are made in the development of knowledge and the establishment and perception of facts. A capacity to understand the development of facts is proposed as an important outcome of social learning. The public perception of the facticity of expert scientific and technological knowledge is analysed in four sets of workshops conducted with publics who utilised recycled water, were within close proximity to water recycling schemes or lived in an area where planned water recycling schemes were to be implemented. The purpose of these workshops was to develop a social ...


"Out Of The Shadows" ..... Strategic Development Of An Institutional Repository, Michael K. Organ Jan 2012

"Out Of The Shadows" ..... Strategic Development Of An Institutional Repository, Michael K. Organ

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This presentation outlines strategic developments at the University of Wollongong during 2012 which impacted upon the profile and functionality of the open access institutional repository Research Online.


The (New) Accident Of Art, Su Ballard Jan 2012

The (New) Accident Of Art, Su Ballard

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Accidental encounters in the art gallery occupy a critical space that moves visitors beyond established behaviours and expectations. Accidents are crucial to everyday encounters with art objects and tend to occur in the interval between images. The emergence of the 'New Aesthetic' in March 2012 contributed to a more generalised interest in spotting and documenting moments where the digital intercedes in the everyday. The New Aesthetic suggests that it is possible to see accidental spaces of machinic vision. But what happens when the viewer is also not human? Does the robot machine employed by GoogleArtProject to patrol the major galleries ...


Metropolis: Rotwang's Robot, Revolution And Redemption, Michael K. Organ Jan 2012

Metropolis: Rotwang's Robot, Revolution And Redemption, Michael K. Organ

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The objects in the exhibition Metropolis: Rotwang's Robot, Revolution and Redemption started out as marketing material for the landmark 1927 film Metropolis, by German director Fritz Lang. In the intervening years they have evolved from commercial products into memorabilia and collectables - the works in this exhibition all come from the private collection of former Greens MP Michael Organ.


Changing The Narrative: Shoalhaven Year 12 Indigenous Graduation Ceremony 10 Years On, Robbie Collins Jan 2012

Changing The Narrative: Shoalhaven Year 12 Indigenous Graduation Ceremony 10 Years On, Robbie Collins

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Abstract presented at the 36th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand regional science association international, University of Wollongong, 4-7 December 2012


Social Inclusion As An Unfinished Verb: A Practice-Based Approach, Lynne Keevers, Pamela Abuodha Jan 2012

Social Inclusion As An Unfinished Verb: A Practice-Based Approach, Lynne Keevers, Pamela Abuodha

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The Australian Government has embarked on a social inclusion agenda that includes ambitious targets to increase and widen participation in higher education. From the evidence to date their approach to social inclusion in higher education focuses attention on statistical indicators of "proportional representation". Most of the available measures of social inclusion and exclusion have an individualistic focus and tend to characterise social exclusion as a "state" in which people are assumed to be "excluded" from access to higher education. Such a perspective focuses attention on the point of entry but backgrounds how the relational experience of under-represented groups in learning ...


Capturing Business Intelligence Required For Targeted Marketing, Demonstrating Value, And Driving Process Improvement, Brian Cox, Margie Jantti Jan 2012

Capturing Business Intelligence Required For Targeted Marketing, Demonstrating Value, And Driving Process Improvement, Brian Cox, Margie Jantti

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The University of Wollongong (UOW) has undertaken an innovative and collaborative research project to demonstrate the value that can be provided by academic libraries. The tool developed, the “Library Cube”, is a data warehouse linking student borrowing and use of electronic resources to students’ academic grades and demographic information. The project is different to other institutions’ efforts to link usage to student outcomes, in that the Library Cube is not a one-off research project, but is now an ongoing part of UOW’s systems and performance reporting and represents a fundamental shift in evaluating the student experience through the integration ...


Role-Based E-Learning For University Students : A Comparison Of Australian, American, British And Singapore Designs, Sandra Wills Jan 2012

Role-Based E-Learning For University Students : A Comparison Of Australian, American, British And Singapore Designs, Sandra Wills

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Role play in face-to-face contexts has been shown to be a powerful teaching design at all levels of education. The arrival of e-learning makes it possible to engage with different types of role play, for example inter-national and inter-institutional collaborations, role plays blending online and face-to-face interaction, role plays blending synchronous and asynchronous media including recordings of the sessions, and role play within distance learning contexts. It is now possible to conduct elaborate and responsive role play activities where the identity of the participants is not immediately apparent, where they may use avatars or inhabit 3D virtual worlds as part ...


The Simulation Triad, Sandra Wills Jan 2012

The Simulation Triad, Sandra Wills

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This chapter contributes to the discussion on how best to theorise relationships among learning preferences, simulations, role plays and games as modes for learning. It describes the development of a framework called the Simulation Triad which is used to better define online role play by positioning it in relation to simulation and games as a teaching method. For designers of online simulations, the Simulation Triad, and the complementary Design Space Framework, will illustrate design choices around problems, rules and roles, clarifying that designs for role-based simulation emphasise interaction between roles to resolve a problem rather than focus on rules that ...


Becoming An 'Authorised' Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James Jan 2012

Becoming An 'Authorised' Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James

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No abstract provided.


Controlling Shareholders Expropriation And Firms Leverage Decision: Evidence From Chinese Non-Tradable Share Reform, Qigui Liu, Gary Tian Jan 2012

Controlling Shareholders Expropriation And Firms Leverage Decision: Evidence From Chinese Non-Tradable Share Reform, Qigui Liu, Gary Tian

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This paper examines the effect of excess control rights on the leverage decisions made by Chinese non-SOEs before and after the Non-tradable share reform (NTS reform). We find that firms with excess control rights have more excess leverage and their controlling shareholders use the resources for tunneling rather than investing in positive NPV projects. We also find that excess leverage in firms with excess control rights decreases and the market reaction to announcements of related party transactions are more positive after NTS reform. This confirms that tunneling by the controlling shareholders actually reduced. We argue that in emerging markets where ...


Patterns Of Paid Work Among Higher Education Students: Implications For The Bradley Reforms, Joanne Dearlove, James Grice Thomas Marland Jan 2012

Patterns Of Paid Work Among Higher Education Students: Implications For The Bradley Reforms, Joanne Dearlove, James Grice Thomas Marland

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No abstract provided.


Book Review - Developing College Skills In Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2012

Book Review - Developing College Skills In Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The support and success of students with disabilities is a key aspect of the social inclusion agenda. This cohort has been identified by the Bradley Report as one of the under-represented student groups requiring attention. In recent years, Australian universities have reflected a marked increase in students with registered disabilities. Many of these are "invisible" disabilities such as learning disorders, mental health disorders, or students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Disorderly, Valerie Harwood Jan 2012

Disorderly, Valerie Harwood

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Over the past thirty years the word disorderly has become increasingly linked to discourses of mental disorder. This change points to the effects that the social and cultural has in the production of ‘scientific’ knowledge of youth. Unlike uses in the mid twentieth century, the word disorderly is now medicalized, conjuring images of aberrant behavior together with psychopathology. Earlier depictions of disorderliness such as James Dean’s famous role as Jim Stark, the drunk and disorderly youth outsider in Rebel Without a Cause (Weisbart & Ray, 1955) were not underwritten with medicalized notions. Such representations linked youth with “out of order ...


Leadership Competencies: A Reference Point For Development And Evaluation, Margie Jantti, Nick Greenhalgh Jan 2012

Leadership Competencies: A Reference Point For Development And Evaluation, Margie Jantti, Nick Greenhalgh

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish a transparent, integrated approach to leadership competency development and succession management to respond to drivers associated with an ageing workforce, leadership drain and the enticement of people into leadership roles. Design/methodology/approach – A consultant was engaged to facilitate a review of the UOW Library’s leadership situation. Key to this process and subsequent activities was the use of the Lominger Leadership competencies; measurable characteristics related to success in the workplace to establish the desired leadership profile. Career interviews, professional coaching and targeted assignments were integral to the development of needed ...