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Appin Massacre And Governor Macquarie's War 1816, Michael K. Organ Jan 2016

Appin Massacre And Governor Macquarie's War 1816, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Appin Massacre of Aboriginal men, women and children occurred on 17 April 1816. It was the first of the "official" massacres of Aboriginal people to occur in Australia, and took place within the context of the war with the Aboriginal people of the Sydney area declare by Governor Lachlan Macquarie.


Re-Imagining Sandon Point, Glenn Mitchell, Michael Organ Jan 2016

Re-Imagining Sandon Point, Glenn Mitchell, Michael Organ

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When a housing development at Sandon Point north of Wollongong NSW obliterated country that has spiritual, political and economic significance for generations of indigenous people, the consequences were dramatic. Protests and court cases followed. This paper explores loss by imagining life at this place long before land clearing and concrete pours took place. The paper draws on the destroyed evidence of early indigenous life, written colonial accounts, paintings and drawings as well as indigenous memory. It argues that the evidence courts and developers rejected as central to Sandon Point’s indigenous history, has contributed to its contemporary definition as a ...


Sustaining A Library Digitisation Program: The Uow Experience, Michael K. Organ Jan 2016

Sustaining A Library Digitisation Program: The Uow Experience, Michael K. Organ

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Digitisation of library and archival collections has recently been facilitated by improvements in digital storage technologies and related scanners and software. However the success of such initiatives is also contingent on the financial and staff resources available to make best use of these new and evolving digitisation opportunities. University of Wollongong Library has, since 2011, undertaken a comprehensive digitisation program which has seen a changing landscape in regards to budget allocations, technological requirement and staffing. Scholarly and popular journals, theses, books and historic archival collections have been digitised and made available on open access as part of this project. However ...


Everybody's Talking But Who's Listening? Hearing The User's Voice Above The Noise, With Content Strategy And Design Thinking, Kristy Newton, Michelle J. Riggs Jan 2016

Everybody's Talking But Who's Listening? Hearing The User's Voice Above The Noise, With Content Strategy And Design Thinking, Kristy Newton, Michelle J. Riggs

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Targeted, consistent content encourages library users to engage with services and resources. As the user experience, particularly offshore, is largely defined by interactions with virtual services, it is more important than ever to listen to the user and craft content that forms part of an ongoing conversation. This paper shares the University of Wollongong Library's experience of developing a content strategy and using personas with design thinking to firmly place user experience at the heart of content and service delivery.


Uow History Archives Portal: Collaboration Between The University Of Wollongong Library And The History Program To Deliver Innovative Access To Digital Archives, Kerry Ross, Glenn Mitchell, Fiona B. Macdonald, Susan Jones Jan 2016

Uow History Archives Portal: Collaboration Between The University Of Wollongong Library And The History Program To Deliver Innovative Access To Digital Archives, Kerry Ross, Glenn Mitchell, Fiona B. Macdonald, Susan Jones

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There are clear indications that online access to digital archival material is transforming historical scholarship. To date, the role of libraries and archives is primarily in the production and dissemination of this resource. Closer collaboration between historians and the creators and administrators of digital archives is an emerging area of interest for those seeking to contribute to future developments in methodologies around the use of digital archives in teaching and research. The case study in this paper reports on a work-in-progress collaboration to enhance the discovery of digital archival materials in teaching and research at the University of Wollongong.


About This Book, Ruth Walker Jan 2016

About This Book, Ruth Walker

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The Learning Co-Op: A Showcase Of Cooperative Leadership To Provide A Coherent Model Of Student Academic Support, Rebecca M. Goodway, Fiona B. Macdonald, Alisa J. Percy, Sally G. Rogan, Melissa L. Stephen, Heather Thomas Jan 2016

The Learning Co-Op: A Showcase Of Cooperative Leadership To Provide A Coherent Model Of Student Academic Support, Rebecca M. Goodway, Fiona B. Macdonald, Alisa J. Percy, Sally G. Rogan, Melissa L. Stephen, Heather Thomas

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This presentation showcases a cooperative model of leadership and governance at one Australian university that emerged out of a shared vision to improve student access to extra-curricular academic support services. The presentation begins by describing the strategic partnership formed by the diverse academic support providers within the DVCA Portfolio (Library, Learning Development, Peer Learning, Digital Literacies and UOW College) to deliver their services in a less fragmented and more visible and accessible space within the University Library, called the Learning Co-op. Drawing on the principles of effective cooperative models (eg. Taylor, 2015), the paper will discuss how some of these ...


Making An Impact: An Innovative Solution To Strengthen Strategic Publishing Decisions, Jennifer M. Lyons, Cecile Perrin Jan 2016

Making An Impact: An Innovative Solution To Strengthen Strategic Publishing Decisions, Jennifer M. Lyons, Cecile Perrin

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Research impact is at the heart of institutional performance and reputation and is increasingly gaining prominence in academic library services. University of Wollongong (UOW) Library implemented a Research Impact Analysis Service (RIAS) in 2011 to help researchers, research centres and the University strengthen their impact by providing detailed, strategic reports based on citations analysis drawn from numerous datasets. As demand intensified, consideration needed to be given to issues of scalability and capacity to sustain and grow the service. An opportunity for collaboration arose, connecting the Library's business need with the software development skills of JoindUp, a local start-up company ...


Book Review: Fostering Self-Efficacy In Higher Education Students, Janine Delahunty Jan 2016

Book Review: Fostering Self-Efficacy In Higher Education Students, Janine Delahunty

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What is self-efficacy, why is it worthy of attention in higher education, how are selfefficacy beliefs linked to teaching and learning excellence and what is "excellence" anyway? These are some points of discussion found in the first few pages of Laura Ritchie's book, directing the reader towards strategies in later chapters that are drawn from real-life situations aimed at helping the practitioner recognise and apply principles for building strong self-efficacy beliefs in their students. The author argues that the impact of self-efficacy on learning is "fundamental to everything" (p. vii); she writes from her years of teaching and research ...


A Vision Of You-Topia: Personalising Professional Development Of Teaching In A Diverse Academic Workforce, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2016

A Vision Of You-Topia: Personalising Professional Development Of Teaching In A Diverse Academic Workforce, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE institutions remain steadfast in maintaining quality teaching and learning practices. Challenges are therefore presented on the traditional role and function of the teaching academic, creating opportunities to explore how staff can be better prepared to teach into the new era of HE. Professional development for learning and teaching ...


3d Immersive Collection And Teaching Environments: The Yellow House Project At Uow, Michael K. Organ, Christopher L. Moore, Rebecca Daly, Neil R. Cairns Jan 2016

3d Immersive Collection And Teaching Environments: The Yellow House Project At Uow, Michael K. Organ, Christopher L. Moore, Rebecca Daly, Neil R. Cairns

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This paper discusses the Yellow House VR project at the University of Wollongong. Innovative virtual reality technologies such as Oculus Rift are being utilised to recreate the 1970s Sydney artist community space known as the Yellow House, as both an historic replication and openly accessible, immersive teaching and learning environment for use and adaptation by teachers, students, researchers and the general community. The paper considers the role of the library in the enhanced presentation of digitised collections through new and evolving technologies that provide opportunities for knowledge enhancement and support the development of student e-portfolios.


Using Concept Maps And Goal-Setting To Support The Development Of Self-Regulated Learning In A Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, Lisa K. Thomas, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer Jan 2016

Using Concept Maps And Goal-Setting To Support The Development Of Self-Regulated Learning In A Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, Lisa K. Thomas, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Problem-based learning (PBL) in medical education focuses on preparing independent learners for continuing, self-directed, professional development beyond the classroom. Skills in self-regulated learning (SRL) are important for success in PBL and ongoing professional practice. However, the development of SRL skills is often left to chance. This study presents the investigated outcomes for students when support for the development of SRL was embedded in a PBL medical curriculum. This investigation involved design, delivery and testing of SRL support, embedded into the first phase of a four-year, graduate-entry MBBS degree. The intervention included concept mapping and goal-setting activities through iterative processes of ...


The Role And Positioning Of Numeracy In Australian Universities - Does It Matter?, Lesley Wilkins Jan 2016

The Role And Positioning Of Numeracy In Australian Universities - Does It Matter?, Lesley Wilkins

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Numeracy has been problematic for practitioners. It has been difficult to de-termine a consistent definition of the term; moreover, there has never been real agreement on its role, or position, within society, or within higher edu-cation. Many students who find mathematics "challenging", but who need to pass a non-specialist mathematics subject in order to graduate, consult Learning Development lecturers in order to obtain assistance with mathemat-ics. Students present with a variety of difficulties ranging from gaps in their schooling, especially senior school mathematics, through to more fundamen-tal mathematics topics. Many students confess to being "bad at maths"; are openly negative ...


With Energy, Ideas And Cheek To Spare, Richard Neville Was The Boy Of Oz, Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ Jan 2016

With Energy, Ideas And Cheek To Spare, Richard Neville Was The Boy Of Oz, Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This week saw the passing of Sydney-born Richard Neville - Australian enfant terrible of the 1960s, editor of OZ magazine (published from 1963-73) and leading spokesperson for the counterculture.


Policy Into Practice: Using Practice Theory To Implement An English Language Policy, Alisa J. Percy, Leonie G. Watson, Catriona A. Taylor Jan 2016

Policy Into Practice: Using Practice Theory To Implement An English Language Policy, Alisa J. Percy, Leonie G. Watson, Catriona A. Taylor

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

National studies concerned with the assurance of students' language communication within higher education courses have identified several principles for leveraging change, which include an institutional wide strategy, the articulation of clear language communication outcomes at the course and subject level, the identification of subjects within courses from first year to the capstone that have a particular focus on teaching and assessing communication skills, the incorporation of English language and literacy into assessment criteria, and collaboration between discipline staff and academic language and learning staff (Arkoudis, 2012, 2014). These principles have been incorporated into an English Language Policy at one university ...


Transforming Practice: Designing Rubrics For Cumulative And Integrative Assessment Of Disciplinary Learning And Development Of Students' Language Communication, Honglin Chen, Emily Rose Purser, Alisa J. Percy Jan 2016

Transforming Practice: Designing Rubrics For Cumulative And Integrative Assessment Of Disciplinary Learning And Development Of Students' Language Communication, Honglin Chen, Emily Rose Purser, Alisa J. Percy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

While it is widely recognised that university graduates should be good communicators, and that close attention be paid to the development of students' communication skills within their disciplinary learning contexts (Arkoudis, 2014; Johnson, Veitch, & Dewiyanti, 2015), it remains open to debate how an effective and sustained focus on language communication can be achieved within disciplinary curricula. The past few years have seen major efforts to identify good practices in teaching language communication, yet as Arkoudis (2014) notes, these are often fragmented and not explicitly linked to disciplinary assessment. The existing literature on language communication consistently points out that designing assessment tasks and rubrics with built-in linguistic development will make a significant difference to students' language learning and development (Baker, 2015; Briguglio, 2014; Dunworth, 2013). However, current observation of practice across the disciplines indicates that un-theorised attempts to integrate 'language' into assessment rubrics tend to translate into a simplistic deduction of marks for superficial grammatical infringements. Addressing this significant gap in higher education practice, this presentation showcases the aims, method and preliminary findings of an interdisciplinary collaborative project to design, trial and evaluate a set of cumulative ...


Team-Based Curriculum Design In Creating Continuing Professional Development For University Teaching Staff, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2016

Team-Based Curriculum Design In Creating Continuing Professional Development For University Teaching Staff, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Academic teaching staff are often required to complete a compulsory learning and teaching program for probation. Until recently, the University of Wollongong has offered such a course to their probationary staff which aimed to enhance teaching practice within the institution. However, there was no expectation of further development of learning and teaching practice following probation. During 2014 a new program was developed. The Continuing Professional Development for Learning and Teaching program - CPD (L&T) - is underpinned by a framework of teaching criteria emanating from an extensive review of institutional, national and international benchmarks. For CPD (L&T) certification, staff may ...