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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 ...


Data Driven Decision Making In Chemistry First Year Subjects, Simon Bernard Bedford, Jennifer A. Heath Jan 2015

Data Driven Decision Making In Chemistry First Year Subjects, Simon Bernard Bedford, Jennifer A. Heath

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Analytics is not a new area of endeavour with many industries and other professions being well ahead of the education sector in the uptake of advanced analytics methods and tools (Abdous, He, & Yen, 2012; Dziuban, Moskal, Cavanagh, & Watts, 2012). Wagner and Ice (2012) describe higher education as being on the early side of the analytics adoption curve when compared to retail, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing. Analytics is often used in higher education institutions to identify and also predict individual students who may be 'at risk' (Fritz, 2011).


"Are We There Yet?": Making Sense Of Transition In Higher Education, Jeannette Stirling, Louise C. Rossetto Jan 2015

"Are We There Yet?": Making Sense Of Transition In Higher Education, Jeannette Stirling, Louise C. Rossetto

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This paper reviews a first year transition program first implemented in 2011 and designed for students commencing higher education at the regional campuses of an Australian university. A significant proportion of students attending these campuses are mature age, the first in family to attempt university study, Indigenous, and/or from low socio-economic backgrounds. Our project aims were to facilitate academic participation and hence retention in a higher education environment that relies on various multimedia technologies and blended learning models. Ongoing evaluations of the project clearly indicate its efficacy. Even so, longitudinal analyses raise questions about how current social inclusion policy ...


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

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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 ...


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

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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 ...