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Gestural Interface Technology In Early Childhood Education: A Framework For Fully Engaged Communication, Holly Tootell, Melinda Plumb, Colin D. Hadfield, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Gestural Interface Technology In Early Childhood Education: A Framework For Fully Engaged Communication, Holly Tootell, Melinda Plumb, Colin D. Hadfield, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

Gestural Interface Technology (GIT) has changed the way technology is adopted in classrooms for all ages. The accessibility of control through touch means that technology such as Apple's iPad can be used in early childhood education. In this paper, we introduce a framework for fully-engaged communication, developed from educational pedagogy and critical engagement in information systems. The intersection of these dimensions creates a view of a GIT lifeworld approach which allows it to be used to understand multiple layers of engagement that exist within an early childhood education environment.


Cognitive Processes In Object-Oriented Requirements Engineering Practice: Analogical Reasoning And Mental Modelling, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Cognitive Processes In Object-Oriented Requirements Engineering Practice: Analogical Reasoning And Mental Modelling, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

This chapter presents a background in cognitive processes such as problem-solving and analogical reasoning for considering modelling from an object-oriented perspective within the domain of requirements engineering. This chapter then describes a research project and the findings from a set of four cases which examine professional practice from perspective of cognitive modelling for object-oriented requirements engineering. In these studies, it was found that the analysts routinely built models in their minds and refined them before committing them to paper or communicating these models to others. The studies also showed that object-oriented analysts depend on analogical reasoning where they use past ...


Editorial, New Trends In Information Systems Development, Karlheinz Kautz, Linda Dawson, Peter Nielsen, Nancy Russo Jan 2014

Editorial, New Trends In Information Systems Development, Karlheinz Kautz, Linda Dawson, Peter Nielsen, Nancy Russo

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

Information systems development (ISD), at the core of the information systems discipline, is an evolving field, faced with persistent challenges due to rapidly changing social and business environments as well as emerging technologies and technical infrastructures. Many of these issues have been discussed in the Information Systems Journal (see, for example, Kautz et al., 2007).


Doing It Tough: Factors Impacting On Local E-Government Mmaturity, Peter Shackleton, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Doing It Tough: Factors Impacting On Local E-Government Mmaturity, Peter Shackleton, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

As growing numbers of citizens seek to use the Internet to do business, governments across the world have moved into the area of electronic service delivery. For the last decade significant advancements have been made in the area of e-Government. Today, e-Government is often assumed to be wellestablished. However, ongoing support is often missing, particularly at the local government level. The multi-level nature of government often means that citizens are frustrated when accessing services that span many levels of bureaucracy. This paper describes an empirical study which explores the factors influencing local egovernment maturity and identifies the barriers, enablers, priorities ...


Laptops On Trolleys: Lessons From A Mobile-Wireless Hospital Ward, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Laptops On Trolleys: Lessons From A Mobile-Wireless Hospital Ward, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

Most hospital-based staff can be considered to be mobile but many hospital information systems (HIS) are based on fixed desk top computers. Wireless networks allow HIS to be brought to the point of care using mobile devices such as laptops on trolleys thus providing data which can aid in clinical decision-making. The research objective of this project focusses on the collaborative design of a laptop solution for providing data at the point of care. The research approach was based on a combination of action research and design science. Action research techniques including participant observation and informal oneto- one discussions were ...


Action Research In Emerging Technologies In Health Information Systems: Creating A Mobile Information Environment In A Hospital Ward, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Stephen Weeding, Liza Heslop, Andrew Howard Jan 2014

Action Research In Emerging Technologies In Health Information Systems: Creating A Mobile Information Environment In A Hospital Ward, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Stephen Weeding, Liza Heslop, Andrew Howard

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

Wireless networks, mobile devices and associated applications are key emerging technologies ideal for nomadic workers such as clinicians in hospital ward settings. These mobile information environments can potentially enhance clinicians' use of patient management and clinical systems by providing decision support and clinical information at the bedside or point of care. Such technologies need to be critically assessed in a hospital environment for their wider potential and application for delivery of information at the point of care. This paper describes the use of action research methods in a project which analysed an existing clinical Information Communication Technology (ICT) environment in ...


Measuring The Success Of Intervention Programmes Designed To Increase The Participation Rate By Women In Computing, Annemieke Craig, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher Jan 2014

Measuring The Success Of Intervention Programmes Designed To Increase The Participation Rate By Women In Computing, Annemieke Craig, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

Many intervention programmes to encourage greater female participation in computer education and careers have been conducted in the last twenty years. These intervention programmes take considerable time, effort and money to design and implement. If success were to be measured by an increase in the percentage of female students undertaking computing courses then these programmes would have to be considered a failure. This paper describes a research project which examined fourteen intervention programmes in detail. From the perspective of the programme champions each of the intervention programmes was considered successful, even when this success was restricted to specific areas or ...


Issues In Ict In Healthcare In Australia And India, Ambica Dattakumar, Julie Fisher, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Issues In Ict In Healthcare In Australia And India, Ambica Dattakumar, Julie Fisher, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

No abstract provided.


Towards A Framework For Mobile Information Environments: A Hospital-Based Example, Linda Dawson, Sea Ling, Maria Indrawan, Stephen Weeding, Juanita Femando Jan 2014

Towards A Framework For Mobile Information Environments: A Hospital-Based Example, Linda Dawson, Sea Ling, Maria Indrawan, Stephen Weeding, Juanita Femando

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

We propose a conceptual framework to describe and understand mobile information environments. In our proposal, such an environment can be categorised into different abstraction levels or communities: user level, workflow level, device level and architecture level. A hospital-based example is then used as an illustration for the proposed framework.


Thinking About The Processes Used When Organisations Select And Evaluate Software: Operationalising Ict Evaluation Theory, Darren Skidmore, Linda Dawson Jan 2014

Thinking About The Processes Used When Organisations Select And Evaluate Software: Operationalising Ict Evaluation Theory, Darren Skidmore, Linda Dawson

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

No abstract provided.


Rqf Publication Quality Measures: Methodological Issues, John Lamp, Simon Milton, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher Jan 2014

Rqf Publication Quality Measures: Methodological Issues, John Lamp, Simon Milton, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

The Research Quality Framework uses Thomson-ISI citation benchmarks as its main set of objective measures of research quality. The Thomson-ISI measures rely on identifying a core set of journals in which the major publications for a discipline are to be found. The core for a discipline is determined by applying a nontransparent process that is partly based on Bradford's Law (1934). Yet Bradford was not seeking measures about quality of publications or journals. How valid then is it to base measures of publication quality on Bradford's Law? We explore this by returning to Bradford's Law and subsequent ...