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Navigating Terrain And Discovering Insights Into Uows Sphere Of Influence, Craig Napier Jan 2013

Navigating Terrain And Discovering Insights Into Uows Sphere Of Influence, Craig Napier

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Performance Indicators Unit is utilising its strong analytical foundation and is extending their BI capabilities into areas of prescriptive analytics. Rather that reporting on what has happened we must inform and influence what will happen which is a dramatic shift. With a robust analytical foundation the opportunity to leverage these assets is the new focus that is providing insights into the extent, strength and interactions of our complex relationships.


Motion By Volume Preserving Mean Curvature Flow Near Cylinders, David James Hartley Jan 2013

Motion By Volume Preserving Mean Curvature Flow Near Cylinders, David James Hartley

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We investigate the volume preserving mean curvature flow with Neumann boundary condition for hypersurfaces that are graphs over a cylinder. Through a center manifold analysis we find that initial hypersurfaces sufficiently close to a cylinder of large enough radius, have a flow that exists for all time and converges exponentially fast to a cylinder. In particular, we show that there exist global solutions to the flow that converge to a cylinder, which are initially non-axially symmetric. A similar case where the initial hypersurfaces are spherical graphs has previously been investigated by Escher and Simonett [8].


Synergising Mathematics Support Within A University Setting, Lesley Wilkins Jan 2013

Synergising Mathematics Support Within A University Setting, Lesley Wilkins

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Students enter university with a variety of mathematical backgrounds. Some are not adequately prepared for the mathematics involved in their preferred, non-specialist mathematics courses. Many bring emotional conflicts about mathematics which affect their ability to learn. University of Wollongong recently appointed a Mathematics Support Lecturer to its Learning Development team whose role is to provide assistance to students who find the mathematics involved in their courses "challenging". This paper looks at the development of this role with emphasis on the requirement of mathematics to "synergise" with other courses, contexts and competencies within university studies and examines the broad cultural contexts ...


Internationalize Your Professional Network, Christine F. Smith, Clare B. Mckenzie, Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby Jan 2013

Internationalize Your Professional Network, Christine F. Smith, Clare B. Mckenzie, Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby

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The article discusses the internationalization of a librarian's professional network which can be beneficial to the librarian and the library in Canada. It states that international librarianship can help one build a global support system through mutual learning from each other, and can help one better understand Canada's multicultural and multilingual environment. The International Librarians Network (ILN) initiative reportedly aims to help librarians develop international networks.


Abridged Too Far? Credit Transfer: Examining The Transition Process From Tafe To University, Theresa Millman Jan 2013

Abridged Too Far? Credit Transfer: Examining The Transition Process From Tafe To University, Theresa Millman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

In responding to a global audience, universities are increasingly bound up in priorities of maintaining viability within landscapes of globalised market imperatives, and with changing paradigms of purpose; universities need to be accessible to all. In Australia, pathways to university provided by Credit Transfer have increased student mobility; the dichotomy however, is that alongside discourses of inclusivity is the need for students to adjust to the often rigorous academic demands of higher education. This paper examines the Bachelor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong (UOW), and the Diploma of Communication and Media Studies at the Illawarra Institute ...


Deliberative Governance In Higher Education: The Utility Of John Dryzek's Concept Of Meta-Consensus, Gregory Hampton Jan 2013

Deliberative Governance In Higher Education: The Utility Of John Dryzek's Concept Of Meta-Consensus, Gregory Hampton

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

A rapprochement between managerialism and collegialism has become commonplace within policy discussion on governance within higher education. Processes of deliberation within university governance are suggested as one means of fostering this apparent accord. I suggest that Dryzek's notion of meta-consensus can assist processes of deliberative governance. The concept of meta-consensus describes how disparate discourses can be acknowledged and incorporated within deliberative governance. I illustrate how a process of deliberation characterised the nature of participatory and deliberative teaching policy development within a university through reference to case studies on accommodating student equity and diversity in teaching policy and practice and ...


Tools For Learning: Technology And Teaching Strategies, Michelle J. Eady, Lori Lockyer Jan 2013

Tools For Learning: Technology And Teaching Strategies, Michelle J. Eady, Lori Lockyer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This chapter aims to help preservice teachers consider the possibilities for embedding technology into teaching. After reading this chapter you should be able to: 1. Understand the role of technology in education. 2. Identify technological applications and resources used in classrooms today. 3. Be aware of how you might embed technology through a range of teaching and learning strategies. 4. Evaluate technological tools to support teaching and learning. 5. Understand possible challenges and barriers you may face as a new teacher using technology.


'Please Mr Frodo, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?'... 'No Sam, It's Middle-Earth.', Michael K. Organ Jan 2013

'Please Mr Frodo, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?'... 'No Sam, It's Middle-Earth.', Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The exploitation of JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth by Tourism New Zealand following the success of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films and the release of the first part of The Hobbit has been met with accusations of cultural racism by Maori, misrepresentation by Pakeha and re-appropriation by independent British filmmakers, writes Michael Organ.


Tolkien’S Japonisme: Prints, Dragons, And A Great Wave, Michael Organ Jan 2013

Tolkien’S Japonisme: Prints, Dragons, And A Great Wave, Michael Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The original September 1937 George Allen & Unwin edition of The Hobbit features artwork by J.R.R. Tolkien along with an accompanying dust jacket. This latter work is a modern, stylized graphic design composed of a not entirely symmetrical view of a Middle-earth landscape (night to the left, day to the right), with the Lonely Mountain rising in the distant center, flanked by steeply sloped, snow-covered Misty Mountains and in the foreground Mirkwood’s dense, impenetrable forests. Additional features include a crescent moon, the sun, a dragon, eagles, a lake village, and a rapier-like path—a straight road— heading toward a darkened, megalithic trapezoidal door at the base of the mountain.1 The runes which form the border read: “The Hobbit or There and Back Again, being the record of a year’s journey made by Bilbo Baggins; compiled from his memoirs by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by George Allen & Unwin.”


Wollongong In Posters: Art On A Telegraph Pole [Catalogue], Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ, Pia Petre Jan 2013

Wollongong In Posters: Art On A Telegraph Pole [Catalogue], Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ, Pia Petre

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Brief introduction to, and catalogue of works in the Wollongong in Posters: Art on a Telegraph Pole exhibition held at the Panizzi Room, University of Wollongong Library, 8 July - 9 August 2013.


Alice In Oz - 'Please, Ma'am, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?': The Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Books In Australia, Michael K. Organ Jan 2013

Alice In Oz - 'Please, Ma'am, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?': The Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Books In Australia, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

There is no obvious connection between Australia and the very English Alice in Wonderland stories written by the Reverend Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in the latter half of the nineteenth century, apart from a few brief words uttered by Alice at the beginning of her adventures - 'Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand? Or Australia?' - suggesting that, upon falling down a rabbit hole, she had been transported to the Antipodes ('Antipathies'), just as Lemuel Gulliver had found himself lost in Lilliput a century earlier. Yet the ongoing popularity and influence of these works in the former British colony is reflected ...


Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2013

Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

As Samantha George notes in Chapter 4 above, mirroring is of fundamental importance in Gothic literature and film. It is also a prevalent trope in the CW network teen drama, The Vampire Diaries. The television series is itself a ‘doubling’ in that it is an adaptation of a series of novels by L. J. Smith, creating a situation wherein the same central characters inhabit the parallel townships of the novels’ Fells Church and television’s Mystic Falls, and consequently have histories which are, at times, contradictory.2 The television version also explicitly explores the concept of the doppelgänger, and thus ...


Creating Socially Inclusive Online Learning Environments In Higher Education, Lisa Kay Thomas, James Herbert Jan 2013

Creating Socially Inclusive Online Learning Environments In Higher Education, Lisa Kay Thomas, James Herbert

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The expansion of higher education across the broader Australian population has led to a more diverse student population than ever before. While research in the Australian context has focussed on support for some traditionally underrepresented students in a face-to-face learning context, how to enhance participation and success of these groups in online education has remained relatively unexplored. This paper presents the rationale and approach of a study investigating the challenges of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in online higher education (i.e. low SES, first in family, indigenous, disability, mature age, primary caregivers, remote and regional students, international, English as ...


Heresy Or Innovation? Transforming Culture And Service For Impact, Rebecca Daly, Lisa M. Mcintosh Jan 2013

Heresy Or Innovation? Transforming Culture And Service For Impact, Rebecca Daly, Lisa M. Mcintosh

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The ERA2010 exercise changed the landscape of research and publication management at the University of Wollongong (UOW), pushing the research agenda into the spotlight across the University. The Library, always alert to its value to the University, quickly understood that it could play an integral role in further supporting researchers through the development of its skill sets and services. The recognised need to rebalance its services to reflect the broad University goals, particularly the research agenda, resulted in the major review and realignment in 2011-2012 of the two large divisions in the UOW Library, Resources and Client Services. The delivery ...


Realising The Potential Of Peer-To-Peer Learning: Taming A Mooc With Social Media, Emily Rose Purser, Angela Towndrow, Ary Aranguiz Jan 2013

Realising The Potential Of Peer-To-Peer Learning: Taming A Mooc With Social Media, Emily Rose Purser, Angela Towndrow, Ary Aranguiz

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

ELearning and Digital Cultures, from the University of Edinburgh, was offered on the Coursera platform in January 2013. Over 40,000 enrolled, from every continent. The course was aimed mainly at educators wanting to “deepen their understanding of what it means to teach and learn in the digital age”. As participants, we experienced deep and significant learning, very much through social media. The peer-to-peer learning we engaged in and benefitted from was not traditionally organised ‘group work’ or micro-managed interaction, but something more fluid, open, student-initiated and led, that seems to have gone to the very core of what online ...


Representing Learning Designs - Making Design Explicit And Shareable, Grainne Conole, Sandra Wills Jan 2013

Representing Learning Designs - Making Design Explicit And Shareable, Grainne Conole, Sandra Wills

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Most teacher design practice is implicit and practice based, focusing primarily on discipline content. In recent years, a number of visual design representations have emerged that help guide teachers; design practice, enabling them to create explicit designs, which can then be shared and discussed with others. These design representations help guide the design process and help teachers to think beyond content to the learning activities the learners will be engaged with and the ultimate learner experience. The paper will describe the representations and draw on empirical evidence of their use in a range of contexts, including the Joint Information Systems ...


The International Librarians Network, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie, Alyson Dalby Jan 2013

The International Librarians Network, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie, Alyson Dalby

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The International Librarians Network (ILN) peer-mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We believe that innovation and inspiration can cross borders, and that spreading our networks beyond our home countries can make us better at what we do. Participants are matched with others outside their country and are supported by regular contact and discussion topics. The ILN is open to anyone working in the library and information industry around the world. The program remains free and the only requirements to participate are an Internet connection, half an hour each week and a desire to ...


Goals, Motivation For, And Outcomes Of Personal Learning Through Networks: Results Of A Tweetstorm, Rory L. Sie, Nino Pataraia, Eleni Boursinou, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Anoush Margaryan, Isobel Falconer, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Allison Littlejohn, Peter Sloep Jan 2013

Goals, Motivation For, And Outcomes Of Personal Learning Through Networks: Results Of A Tweetstorm, Rory L. Sie, Nino Pataraia, Eleni Boursinou, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Anoush Margaryan, Isobel Falconer, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Allison Littlejohn, Peter Sloep

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Recent developments in the use of social media for learning have posed serious challenges for learners. The information overload that these online social tools create has changed the way learners learn and from whom they learn. An investigation of learners' goals, motivations and expected outcomes when using a personal learning network is essential since there have been few empirical studies in the domain. Previous research focused on the factors that influence learning in virtual environments, but these studies were mainly conducted in an era in which online social media were not yet used for personal learning networks. The current paper ...


Double Quote Unquote: Scholarly Attribution As (A) Speculative Play In The Remix Academy, Ruth Walker Jan 2013

Double Quote Unquote: Scholarly Attribution As (A) Speculative Play In The Remix Academy, Ruth Walker

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Many years ago, while studying in Paris as a novice postgraduate, I was invited to accompany a friend to a seminar with Jacques Derrida. I leapt at the chance even though I was only just learning French. Although I tried hard to follow the discussion, the extent of my participation was probably signing the attendance sheet. Afterwards, caught up on the edges of a small crowd of acolytes in the foyer as we waited out a sudden rainstorm, Derrida turned to me and charmingly complimented me on my forethought in predicting rain, pointing to my umbrella. Flustered, I garbled something ...


Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa J. Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al Mahmood Jan 2013

Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa J. Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al Mahmood

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

How might our present understandings of our professional identities, our struggles, our achievements and our capacities for agency be better understood through the memories and accounts of those who championed our emergence? What might oral accounts of the emergence of our field offer beyond what can be gathered from its existing literature? Indeed, why look at the history of a professional field at all? This session approaches such questions by reporting on oral accounts of the emergence and evolution of ALL in Australia. As we note some of the insights and lived experiences of those engaged in the formative years ...


A Bi Strategy To Deliver Actionable Insights And Improve Decision Making At University Of Wollongong, Craig Napier Jan 2013

A Bi Strategy To Deliver Actionable Insights And Improve Decision Making At University Of Wollongong, Craig Napier

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

In 1999 the University of Wollongong embarked on a BI initiative through the establishment of a BI Centre of Excellence. With a vision to improve University performance through enhancing business decisions, UOW has delivered a comprehensive suite of strategic reporting and improved the transparency, availability and dissemination of information by breaking down operational silos. Today a revitalised view of BI takes effect that extends and builds upon this strong foundation that has uncovered hidden insights. The session will explore; The redefined BI strategy that supports the strategic plan The importance of visualisations to deliver actionable insights Leveraging our assets to ...


Managing Institutional Change Through Distributive Leadership Approaches: Engaging Academics And Teaching Support Staff In Blended And Flexible Learning, Merilyn Childs, Mark Brown, Mike Keppell, Zeffie Nicholas, Carole Hunter, Natasha Hard Jan 2013

Managing Institutional Change Through Distributive Leadership Approaches: Engaging Academics And Teaching Support Staff In Blended And Flexible Learning, Merilyn Childs, Mark Brown, Mike Keppell, Zeffie Nicholas, Carole Hunter, Natasha Hard

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Higher Education institutions face a challenge: how to transform traditional learning and teaching to create enhanced learning for current digital age students. In some universities this challenge is acute - particularly in those Universities that focus on blended and flexible learning (BFL), and distance education (DE) approaches. Many universities have emphasised the development of leadership capacity. From 2008 to 2011, utlising a partnership research grant funded by DEHub, Charles Sturt University and Massey University studied their approaches to fostering change in blended and flexible learning and DE. The study research question was: What do the strategies and activities designed to foster ...


Revitalizing Forgotten Place Brands Through Tc. The Case Of The Old London Underground Company, Melodena Balakrishnan Jan 2013

Revitalizing Forgotten Place Brands Through Tc. The Case Of The Old London Underground Company, Melodena Balakrishnan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Abstract of paper presented at Touring Consumption: International Conference 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany.


Managing Grant Publication Mandates: An Interoperable, Implementation Model, Michael Organ, Ann O'Hea Jan 2013

Managing Grant Publication Mandates: An Interoperable, Implementation Model, Michael Organ, Ann O'Hea

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

How do we measure performance? How do we report it? For universities, performance can be measured in a variety of ways - the number of students enrolled, the number of graduates, theses completions, research grant funding obtained, research outputs in the form of publications, prestige attained by staff and the institution as a whole, and reputation. Some of these performance measures are easily quantifiable, others less so, e.g. prestige and reputation. And of course performance measurement regimes change with time, such that what was considered an appropriate measure at one time may be deemed no longer relevant or even desirable ...


Ndive: The Story Of How Logistics And Supply Chain Management Could Be Taught, Torsten Reiners, Lincoln C. Wood, Sue Gregory, Natasha Petter, Hanna M. Teras, Vanessa Chang, Christian Gutl, Janice A. Herrington Jan 2013

Ndive: The Story Of How Logistics And Supply Chain Management Could Be Taught, Torsten Reiners, Lincoln C. Wood, Sue Gregory, Natasha Petter, Hanna M. Teras, Vanessa Chang, Christian Gutl, Janice A. Herrington

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

One major element of supply chain management education is helping learners to grasp the complexity, the challenges, and the efficient management of the multiple dimensions in supply chains. Each decision made can 'ripple' through supply chains and have serious repercussions that may include causing millions of dollars in damage or triggering a chain of events that degrade the quality of life for people, society, or the environment. We can teach relevant theory and train learners for some situations that do not require immediate responses. However, we remain disadvantaged by the constraints of time and space; observation of a real supply ...