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Implementing A Student Focused Makerspace At University Of Wollongong Library, Nathan Riggir Jan 2018

Implementing A Student Focused Makerspace At University Of Wollongong Library, Nathan Riggir

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Outline of the development of the Makerspace at the University of Wollongong Library, commencing in May 2017.


A Problem Of Berry And Knotted Zeros In The Eigenfunctions Of The Harmonic Oscillator, Alberto Enciso, David James Hartley, Daniel Peralta-Salas Jan 2018

A Problem Of Berry And Knotted Zeros In The Eigenfunctions Of The Harmonic Oscillator, Alberto Enciso, David James Hartley, Daniel Peralta-Salas

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European Mathematical Society 2018 We prove that, given any finite link L in R 3 , there is a high-energy complex-valued eigenfunction of the harmonic oscillator such that its nodal set contains a union of connected components diffeomorphic to L. This solves a problem of Berry on the existence of knotted zeros in bound states of a quantum system.


Embedding External Referencing Of Standards In Higher Education: Collaborative Relationships Are The Key, Lesley Sefcik, Simon Bernard Bedford, Peter Czech, Judith Smith, John Yorke Jan 2018

Embedding External Referencing Of Standards In Higher Education: Collaborative Relationships Are The Key, Lesley Sefcik, Simon Bernard Bedford, Peter Czech, Judith Smith, John Yorke

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External referencing of assessment and students’ achievement standards is a growing priority area within higher education, which is being pressured by government requirements to evidence outcome attainment. External referencing benefits stakeholders connected to higher education by helping to assure that assessments and standards within courses are appropriate and comparable among institutions. External referencing takes many forms, which have different resourcing requirements, outcomes, and operational strengths and challenges. This paper describes the External Referencing of Standards (ERoS) approach developed, tested and adopted by a university consortium. ERoS draws on the strengths of existing methodologies to produce an evolved model that is ...


Meet Them Where They Are: Bringing The Learning Co-Op Into The Digital Space, Kristy Newton, Courtney A. Shalavin Jan 2018

Meet Them Where They Are: Bringing The Learning Co-Op Into The Digital Space, Kristy Newton, Courtney A. Shalavin

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The University of Wollongong (UOW) Learning Co-Op developed an online portal to complement its physical services, providing support for the development of students’ academic, information, and digital literacies. A user-centred design process was used to identify student needs and create meaningful, relevant content. The project employed student partners to ensure the inclusion of a strong student voice, and integrated a peer-led design strategy where the student partners identified and advocated for the needs of other students. The project utilised a collaborative approach to the creation of resources and service models, working with UOW students and staff from multiple professional units.


Tolkien's Surrealistic Pillow: Leaf By Niggle, Michael K. Organ Jan 2018

Tolkien's Surrealistic Pillow: Leaf By Niggle, Michael K. Organ

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Much has been written in regards to the content and meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's semiautobiographical short story Leaf by Niggle, yet there has been little discussion around its origins (Hyde 1986, Collier 2005, Nelson 2010, Glyer and Long 2011, Hanks 2012, McIntosh 2013, Wilde 2015). The scholarship focusses on autobiographical and everyday aspects, placing it amongst Tolkien's small collection of short stories and alongside works such as Farmer Giles of Ham. Unlike the latter, Leaf by Niggle contains elements which suggest the realm of surrealistic fantasy. This article proposes a connection between Leaf by Niggle as ...


Surveying The Digital Literacy Landscape For Academic And Professional Staff In Higher Education, Elaine Huber, Courtney A. Shalavin Jan 2018

Surveying The Digital Literacy Landscape For Academic And Professional Staff In Higher Education, Elaine Huber, Courtney A. Shalavin

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In order to produce digitally literate graduates, it is necessary for institutions to have digitally literate staff. While this statement seems clear, the commitment and approach of Australian Higher Education institutions to professional learning focused on digital literacies is not. This paper describes initial steps towards clarifying the place of digital literacies in the context of professional learning for higher education staff. The researchers canvassed 31 higher education websites to identify institutional approaches, and conducted a targeted literature review to uncover models and practices that could have transposal value to institutions. This paper reports on which institutions are publicly committed ...


Don't Just Stay In Your Lane: Developing Digital Literacies Freestyle, Courtney A. Shalavin Jan 2018

Don't Just Stay In Your Lane: Developing Digital Literacies Freestyle, Courtney A. Shalavin

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Digital literacies are no longer optional for higher education staff - they are a necessity. However, comprehensive solutions on how to develop digital literacies in the workforce remain elusive. While many institutions implement clear definitions and frameworks in policies at the macro-level, rigid application of these tools is ineffective at a micro-level wherein personalized approach is needed. This paper describes the approach of a pilot professional development program at a regional university library that scopes and evolves to meet the needs of the workforce. The program is guided by design principles focusing on personalization and flexibility. In the future, the program ...


The Importance Of Impact, Tish Wagner, Michael Organ Jan 2018

The Importance Of Impact, Tish Wagner, Michael Organ

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A presentation on the importance of impact in regards to research publications - why it matters; how to create impact for a program and school; and how to keep and grow that impact globally through the use of an open access institutional repository. An example of the bepress Digital Commons repository at the University of Wollongong, Australia, is provided.


Jindaola: An Aboriginal Way Of Embedding Knowledges And Perspectives, Jade E. Kennedy, Lisa K. Thomas, Alisa J. Percy, Janine Delahunty, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Brondalie Martin, Maarten F. De Laat, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2018

Jindaola: An Aboriginal Way Of Embedding Knowledges And Perspectives, Jade E. Kennedy, Lisa K. Thomas, Alisa J. Percy, Janine Delahunty, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Brondalie Martin, Maarten F. De Laat, Bonnie Amelia Dean

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Confrontational Continuum: Modernism And The Psychedelic Art Of Martin Sharp, Michael K. Organ Jan 2018

Confrontational Continuum: Modernism And The Psychedelic Art Of Martin Sharp, Michael K. Organ

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The Australian artist Martin Sharp (1942-2013) produced a series of psychedelic artworks in London between 1966-8, the most famous of which were the Disraeli Gears record cover for rock group Cream and the Bob Dylan Blowin’ in the Mind poster. Sharp’s work exemplifies the connection between early twentieth century Modernist art movements, Pop art and acid-induced psychedelia of the 1960s. In addition, the poster Max Ernst: The Birdman from 1967, represents a homage to Dada and Surrealism, with special reference to anarchy, desire, and freedom of expression. In the spirit of Dada, the poster is meaningfully confrontational, exposing the ...


Dislocations Of Arbitrary Topology In Coulomb Eigenfunctions, Alberto Enciso, David James Hartley, Daniel Peralta-Salas Jan 2018

Dislocations Of Arbitrary Topology In Coulomb Eigenfunctions, Alberto Enciso, David James Hartley, Daniel Peralta-Salas

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For any finite link L in R3 we prove the existence of a complex-valued eigenfunction of the Coulomb Hamiltonian such that its nodal set contains a union of connected components diffeomorphic to L. This problem goes back to Berry, who constructed such eigenfunctions in the case where L is the trefoil knot or the Hopf link and asked the question about the general result.


Ethnography In Work Integrated Learning Research, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Christopher S. Sykes, Jan Turbill Jan 2018

Ethnography In Work Integrated Learning Research, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Christopher S. Sykes, Jan Turbill

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This paper introduces and discusses ethnography as a methodological approach to investigate phenomena at the place of practice in WIL. The commensurability of ethnography for examining WIL 'in situ' is presented in order to delve deeper into WIL phenomena on placement through greater temporal and physical proximity. Part of the reason we haven't been able to fully understand student learning on placement, for example, is because of a lack of awareness and uptake of methodologies that employ direct observation in WIL spaces. Ethnography could open the door to investigating a range of research areas previously obscured or inaccessible by ...


Catching 'Tears In The Rain': Blade Runner And The Archiving Of Memory And Identity, Michael K. Organ, Susan Jones, Anthony M. Rice, Grant C. White Jan 2018

Catching 'Tears In The Rain': Blade Runner And The Archiving Of Memory And Identity, Michael K. Organ, Susan Jones, Anthony M. Rice, Grant C. White

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Blade Runner presents the ultimate archival dilemma: to preserve or "retire" (dispose of) a sentient record. Beneath the Hollywood love story lays a dystopian view of the future wherein the line between human and humanoid is blurred through the existence of biorobotic androids known as replicants. Beyond this, new gadgets, systems and technologies dazzle in futuristic, though familiar, landscapes. And what do replicants, being human, EMP blackouts and origami have to do with archives? Answers reside in their present and possible relation to aspects of the world of the archivist in the modern era, as evidenced through technological innovation, the ...


Connecting To Learn, Learning To Connect: Thinking Together In Asynchronous Forum Discussion, Janine Delahunty Jan 2018

Connecting To Learn, Learning To Connect: Thinking Together In Asynchronous Forum Discussion, Janine Delahunty

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2018 Elsevier Inc. This article combines a sociocultural model of classroom talk with a linguistically-oriented model (systemic functional linguistics) to explore what characterizes effective asynchronous online discussion in higher education (HE). While the benefits of discussion are commonly accepted in face-to-face learning, engaging students in effective asynchronous discussion can often be 'hit or miss' due in part to the shift to interacting asynchronously. This hybrid mode of spoken-like/written-like communication demands skills which are rarely made explicit, often with the assumption that students (and lecturers) are proficient. The combined framework presented here enabled macro- and micro-understandings of discussion forums through ...