2,300 results for The University of Auckland Library, Conference item

  • Consistency in the application of a reflective tool designed to facilitate scholarly review and development of curricula

    Scutter, S; Wood, D; Sim, JH (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper addresses the need for an objective and accessible system that assists academics in the quality review of their teaching and curricula. This is achieved via the Quality Review Instrument (QRI), which was trialled in a postgraduate research proposal course. The QRI provides a scaffold that can guide academics in the development and redevelopment of their courses, and facilitates reflection in and on the teaching process by teacher, peers and learners. At the same time, the QRI provides a robust and objective approach to evaluation of teaching for quality assurance. The comprehensive approach to review of teaching described in this paper facilitates a process that leads to the reshaping of academic and institutional practice in ways that can support and enhance the quality of teaching, learning and the student experience. The review template was constructed by the instructor and reviews of the course were completed by the instructor and two independent reviewers. Students completed the Student Evaluation of Teaching instrument (SET) and the Course Evaluation Instrument (CEI). Responses from the SET and the CEI were compared with the results of the QRI. The results demonstrated that the QRI has a high degree of reliability, even when used by reviewers with different backgrounds and different levels of experience. The instructor also rated the course in a very similar way to the two independent reviewers. The strong relationship between the student responses and the reviewers lends validity to the QRI.

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  • Bridging the Impact gap: Systems to Serendipity

    Thompson, Natalie (2013)

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  • Maori Legal Issues in the Supreme Court 2004-2014: A Critical, Comparative and International Assessment

    Charters, Claire (2014-11-14)

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  • Lab-based Action Design Research

    Ralph, P (2014-06)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper proposes a research methodology, Lab-based Action Design Research, which combines organizational intervention (action research), building innovative artifacts (engineering research) and studies of software development practice (behavioral research) within a laboratory environment. Seven principles for successful Lab-based Action Design Research are proposed – attract funding with a win-win scenario; select inspiring projects; conduct simultaneous studies; mix methods; use longitudinal, quasi-experimental designs; use enterprise-level technical infrastructure; use established project management infrastructure. Initial evaluation indicates that the proposed approach is practical and may produce improvements in internal validity and theoretical generalizability.

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  • Macro and micro-cultural effects on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese university student conceptions of assessment

    Brown, Gavin; Wang, Z (2015)

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  • Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (asTTle)-using simultaneous linear programming to give teachers tests that they want

    Brown, Gavin (2015-04)

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  • Sub-clinical uterine infection is associated with altered amino acid concentrations of follicular fluid in early lactation dairy cows

    Back, PJ; Lopdell, Thomas; Berg, MC; Green, MP (2011)

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  • From Design to Code: An Educational Approach

    Eckert, C; Cham, Brian; Sun, Jing; Dobbie, Gillian (2016-07-01)

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    Model Driven Engineering (MDE), despite having many advantages, is often overlooked by programmers due to lack of proper understanding and training in the matter. This paper investigates the advantages and disadvantages of MDE and looks at research results showing the adoption rates of design models. In light of the findings, an educational tool, namely Lorini, was developed to provide automated code generation from the design models. The implemented tool consists in a plug-in for the Astah framework aimed at teaching Java programming to students through UML diagrams. It features instantaneous code generation from three types of UML diagrams, code-diagram matching, a feedback panel for error displays and on-the-fly compilation and execution of the resulting program. Evaluation of the tool indicated it to be successful with unique educational features and intuitive to use.

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  • Capturing near wall effects when applying the Algebraic Structured Based Model

    O'Sullivan, John; Pecnik, R; Iaccarino, G (2012-12)

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    Two new near-wall treatments have been implemented for use with the algebraic structure based turbulence model (ASBM) enabling its application to more complex flows. The first extended the standard wall blocking model to take account for multiple walls. The results show that the new wall blocking model enables the ASBM to correctly predict the turbulent state of flows near to internal corners. Second, a new wall function for the shear component of the Reynolds stress tensor has been developed. The wall function performed well when compared to other simulations and experimental data and produced results very similar to those obtained using tabulated wall functions. A rough wall form of the wall function is also presented, enabling the simulation of high Reynolds number industrial and environmental flows using the ASBM.

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  • Commitment versus Flexibility in Collaborative Prototyping

    Shalpegin, Timofey (2013-07-29)

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  • New Zealand approaches to assessment that contribute to improved teaching and learning

    Brown, Gavin (2015-05-05)

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  • The blog that sank the Titanic: Cultivating digital citizenship in NZ schools

    Fenaughty, John (2015-05-07)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The last thing educators want is for annoying and preventable cybersafety issues (like an inappropriate blog post that could send members of a school community frothing at the mouth) to get in the way of innovative 21st Century learning. This is a lighthearted session with a thought-provoking message. John will provide an overview to explore what digital citizenship is, why it is important for learning, and to highlight practical strategies to help foster digital citizenship within your school community/learning space. At the heart of it this is about understanding why Digital Citizenship is critical to effective curriculum design, whilst having some fun along the way.

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  • Should a dynamic capabilities framework be integrated into evaluations of workplace e-learning processes?

    Costello, James; McNaughton, Rodney (2015)

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  • Zuckerbergs or Luddites? The Use of Social Media by Senior Executives in the Banking Industry

    Leben, Alexander; Whitehead, Lesley; Myers, Michael (2015)

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    Many organisations are starting to use social media for business purposes, although some industries are more advanced than others. This paper looks at the banking industry, and focuses specifically on how senior executives in this industry perceive social media and its value. Hence this paper is an exploratory interpretive study of the attitudes of senior banking executives to social media. Assuming that senior executives have a significant influence on the adoption of social media within their organization, this study throws some light on its potential uptake within the banking industry.

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  • Using Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Evaluate Cross-Cultural Research

    Brown, Gavin; Harris, LR (2015-02)

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  • Diverse languages, cultures and identities in a bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand

    Chan, Angel (2016-04-29)

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  • The person hierarchy: Primitive or epiphenomenal? Evidence from Halkomelem Salish

    Brown, Jason; Koch, K; Wiltschko, M (2003)

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  • The pedagogy and practice of elearning: Looking back to redirect the flow

    Carter, Susan; Datt, Ashwini; Donald, C (2012-12-13)

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  • Rayleigh-Benard Roll Formation in a Thermal Intrusion

    Norris, Stuart (2012)

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    If natural convection in a side heated cavity is initiated by the impulsive heating of one of the side walls, a thermal plume rises up the heated wall and forms a thermal intrusion flowing across the top of the cavity. Experimental data has revealed longitudinal structures in the intrusion. These are thought to be Rayleigh- Benard convection rolls aligned with the direction of the intrusion flow, formed by the unstable stratification of the intrusion flow. A three-dimensional CFD simulation of the flow has revealed similar structures to those in the experiment, but with shorter rolls that do not span the full width of the cavity. However, by modelling the lid of the cavity as a conducting solid, the instability of the intrusion is increased and the simulated roll structures occupy the length of the cavity. The roll formation process is therefore shown to be dependent on the thermal boundary condition at the top wall.

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  • Seismic Performance of Masonry Buildings in the Christchurch Earthquakes 2010-2011: A Progress Report

    Moon, LM; Dizhur, D; Ingham, Jason; Griffith, MC (2012-12-07)

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    Following the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 a number of researchers were sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to document the damage to masonry buildings as part of “Project Masonry”. Coordinated by the Universities of Auckland and Adelaide, researchers came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, Portugal and the US. The types of masonry investigated were unreinforced clay brick masonry, unreinforced stone masonry, reinforced concrete masonry, residential masonry veneer and churches; masonry infill was not part of this study. This paper focuses on the progress of the unreinforced masonry (URM) component of Project Masonry. To date the research team has completed raw data collection on over 600 URM buildings in the Christchurch area. The results from this study will be extremely relevant to Australian cities since URM buildings in New Zealand are similar to those in Australia.

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