217 results for Conference item, 2007

  • Small business, work-life balance and elder care: A human resources issue?

    Bourke, J. (2007)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses small business, work-life balance and elder care.

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  • IT, education and global influence.

    Karamat, P. (2007)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Shrinking world ... expanding web: What does this mean for you and me as educators and as global citizens?

    Sevelj, M. (2007)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

    Our social networks are not what they used to be. Learning is not what it used to be. The possibility and power of the network is truly being realised thanks to the Internet. Its resultant effect on learning is change at a pace that many struggle to keep up with. We are able to connect with one another on a scale that has never occurred before in the history of mankind. Tonight we will touch on aspects of these developments by exploring: -how we can get to know each other online -how we can keep up with the times -the social web -blogging -what the social web may mean for you and your practice

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  • Key attributes for success within the ICT job market: a case study of ICT students' view

    Asgarkhani, M.; Wan, J. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper elaborates on attributes that are seen as being critical to success within the ICT sector roles. The required attributes as identified by a study of 205 randomly selected ICT roles have been compared with students’ perception (based on the preliminary results of a study of one student focus group). Overall, there were difficulties in drawing clear conclusions from the outcome of one case study only. However, we were able to identify some key issues in both agreements and mismatches on winning attributes for future studies.

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  • Where's the bling of the thing? Ethics, gaming and PBL-1

    McCarthy, D. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes an evaluation of PBL-Interactive (PBL-I), an authoring tool for an ethical decision making game, within the Dip ICT course, ET600 Ethics and professionalism, at Christchurch Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, (CPIT). The tool was developed through the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) for use in online and face to face delivery. While the prototype was developed and the usability testing conducted with student volunteers returned positive results, the limitations of the authoring tool in a multilinear gaming environment outweighed its affordances. In particular, the authoring mode interface lacked ease of use and functionality for advanced features such as video and audio required to develop multiple ethical choices to motivate students with advanced gaming experience in online and face to face learning environments.

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  • The ICT journey from diplomas to degrees: the CPIT staircasing experience

    Nesbit, T.; McCarthy, C. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of the pathways from diploma level study in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to degree level study in ICT. The aspects explored include the role that such pathways play for students who for a variety of reasons did not enter degree level study upon leaving the school education system and to evaluate their success rates when they transferred to degree level study mid way through their degree. Over seventy (70 students) who have completed the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 6 (DipICT L6) have transferred into the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology since 2002. These students are exempted from completing 180 credits of the 360 credits that are required for the BICT degree. This paper compares the success rates of these students in the BICT courses that they complete with the success rates of students who entered the BICT degree at year one and draws the conclusions that these students have success rates that are on a par with those of other students in the BICT degree and that the Staircasing arrangement that is in place is successful.

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  • The use of a commercial ERP system: Teaching business systems computing students

    Comins, N.; Young, A. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes the use of a commercial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in an undergraduate degree course. It will describe the process of deciding on which system to use, the implementation of several different ERP systems and the integration of the system into the curriculum of the course. The paper will also discuss the different pedagogical uses of the system, the different ways in which such a system can be implemented and the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems that were implemented. The paper will conclude with lecturer and student feedback on the process and application of employing such a large system into the course to enhance the teaching and learning of a business information system to computing students..

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  • Estimation of Cronbach’s alpha for sparse datasets

    Lopez, M. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Cronbach’s alpha is widely used to evaluate the internal consistency of a psychometric instrument. Its popularity is largely based on a straightforward interpretation in terms of correlations, its ease of calculation and the guidance it gives to building a single dimensional scale. The standard calculation of alpha, however, requires a complete dataset and can give misleading results with sparse datasets. An alternative method of calculating an equivalent to Cronbach’s alpha is proposed that retains the essence of alpha and can be readily calculated for sparse datasets. A theoretical basis is given and the method is evaluated and validated against generated datasets.

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  • The ICT journey from diplomas to degrees: the CPIT staircasing experience

    Nesbit, T.; McCarthy, C. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of the pathways from diploma level study in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to degree level study in ICT. The aspects explored include the role that such pathways play for students who for a variety of reasons did not enter degree level study upon leaving the school education system and to evaluate their success rates when they transferred to degree level study mid way through their degree. Over seventy (70 students) who have completed the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 6 (DipICT L6) have transferred into the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology since 2002. These students are exempted from completing 180 credits of the 360 credits that are required for the BICT degree. This paper compares the success rates of these students in the BICT courses that they complete with the success rates of students who entered the BICT degree at year one and draws the conclusions that these students have success rates that are on a par with those of other students in the BICT degree and that the Staircasing arrangement that is in place is successful.

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  • Estimation of Cronbach’s alpha for sparse datasets

    Lopez, M. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Cronbach’s alpha is widely used to evaluate the internal consistency of a psychometric instrument. Its popularity is largely based on a straightforward interpretation in terms of correlations, its ease of calculation and the guidance it gives to building a single dimensional scale. The standard calculation of alpha, however, requires a complete dataset and can give misleading results with sparse datasets. An alternative method of calculating an equivalent to Cronbach’s alpha is proposed that retains the essence of alpha and can be readily calculated for sparse datasets. A theoretical basis is given and the method is evaluated and validated against generated datasets.

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  • Key attributes for success within the ICT job market: a case study of ICT students' view

    Asgarkhani, M.; Wan, J. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper elaborates on attributes that are seen as being critical to success within the ICT sector roles. The required attributes as identified by a study of 205 randomly selected ICT roles have been compared with students’ perception (based on the preliminary results of a study of one student focus group). Overall, there were difficulties in drawing clear conclusions from the outcome of one case study only. However, we were able to identify some key issues in both agreements and mismatches on winning attributes for future studies.

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  • The use of a commercial ERP system: Teaching business systems computing students

    Comins, N.; Young, A. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes the use of a commercial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in an undergraduate degree course. It will describe the process of deciding on which system to use, the implementation of several different ERP systems and the integration of the system into the curriculum of the course. The paper will also discuss the different pedagogical uses of the system, the different ways in which such a system can be implemented and the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems that were implemented. The paper will conclude with lecturer and student feedback on the process and application of employing such a large system into the course to enhance the teaching and learning of a business information system to computing students..

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  • Where's the bling of the thing? Ethics, gaming and PBL-1

    McCarthy, D. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes an evaluation of PBL-Interactive (PBL-I), an authoring tool for an ethical decision making game, within the Dip ICT course, ET600 Ethics and professionalism, at Christchurch Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, (CPIT). The tool was developed through the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) for use in online and face to face delivery. While the prototype was developed and the usability testing conducted with student volunteers returned positive results, the limitations of the authoring tool in a multilinear gaming environment outweighed its affordances. In particular, the authoring mode interface lacked ease of use and functionality for advanced features such as video and audio required to develop multiple ethical choices to motivate students with advanced gaming experience in online and face to face learning environments.

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  • Two new tools for aggregation and geoprocessing of raw spatial data

    Bowman, M Hamish (2007-12-06)

    Conference item
    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • Does space always matter in the origin of biological species

    Winter, David J; Spencer, Hamish G (2007-12-06)

    Conference item
    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • Geographic information systems at AgResearch

    McLennan, Bruce (2007-12-06)

    Conference item
    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • The effect of spatial population structure on levels of genetic variation

    Star, Bastiaan; Spencer, Hamish G (2007-12-06)

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    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • The "Kawachi" algorithm: a single-parameter network constructor?

    Aldridge, Colin H (2007-12-06)

    Conference item
    University of Otago

    Only the abstract and references were published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • What’s in a vote? The short- and long-run impact of dual-class equity on IPO firm values

    Smart, Scott B; Thirumalai, Rhamabhadran; Zutter, Chad J (2007-03-09)

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    University of Otago

    We find that relative to fundamentals, dual-class firms trade at lower prices than do singleclass firms both at the IPO date and for at least the subsequent five years. The lower prices attached to dual-class firms do not foreshadow abnormally low stock or accounting returns. However, CEO turnover events do occur less frequently among dual-class firms and the circumstances surrounding CEO turnover vary between single- and dual-class companies. When dual-class firms unify their share classes statistically and economically significant value gains occur. Collectively, our results suggest that the governance associated with dual-class equity influences the pricing of dual-class firms.

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  • International IPO underpricing, earnings quality, and governance

    Boulton, Thomas J; Smart, Scott B; Zutter, Chad J (2007-03-20)

    Conference item
    University of Otago

    Examining a sample of more than 4,600 IPOs across 24 countries from 2000-2004, we find that firm- and deal-specific characteristics widely used in IPO single-country underpricing studies (e.g., offer size, underwriter reputation, and industry) can explain variation in an international cross section of initial returns. More importantly, we also find that country-level measures of earnings quality and governance characteristics explain differences in the international cross section of IPO underpricing. We find lower initial returns in countries with higher earnings quality and that underpricing is generally higher in countries with corporate governance systems that strengthen the position of investors relative to insiders.

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