1,041 results for 2001

  • Consumer health information: The role of hospital libraries.

    Bidwell, P.; Oliver, G. (2001)

    Working or discussion paper
    Open Polytechnic

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  • A single statement of financial performance: Its time has come.

    Beale, R.; Davey, H. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Plagiarism and the Internet: Implications for educators

    Gajadhar, J.; Brooke, S. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Work patterns and uptake of continuing education in a two year cohort of New Zealand pharamacy technicians.

    Elmey, V.; Beresford, R. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Cultural studies in New Zealand.

    el-Ojeili, C.; Dahlberg, L. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Post Marxism with Substance: Castoriasdis and the Autonomy Project.

    el-Ojeili, C. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • New Zealand internet websites, information transfer and rural education.

    Burtenshaw, M. K. (2001)

    Working Papers
    Open Polytechnic

    New Zealand has a relatively high living standard, a well-educated rural population and a relatively high usage of computers and the Internet. These factors mean that many farmers and horticulturists now use the Internet websites for information access and education purposes. Using examples of rural focused websites this paper illustrates some ways the Internet is used for informal and formal education in the rural community. Telecommunication access problems and possible future solutions are outlined. Potential of rural Internet website use for education and human resource development are briefly considered.

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  • Online teaching using an electronic forum in distance education.

    Green, J. S.; Craig, E. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • The benefits of anthropological approaches for health promotion research and practice.

    Krumeich, A.; Weijts, W.; Reddy, P.; Meyer-Weisz, A. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • An investigation into the relationship between selected economic variables and diplomas and degree uptake.

    Cotton, J. (2001)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Sustainability of commercial banks involved in the microfinance industry: Some empirical evidence.

    Delpachitra, S. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • The advance without authority post-moderism, libertarian socialism and intellectuals.

    el-Ojeili, C. (2001)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Environmental education: The New Zealand experience.

    Treeby, B. (2001)

    Working Papers
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper discusses the main factors that have contributed to developments in environmental education in New Zealand in the latter part of the 20th Century. These include the changes brought about as a result of the passing of the Resource Management Act in 1991 and a series of consequent documents that stress the need for more effective environmental education, and the leadership role taken by providers of non-formal education, for example local government.

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  • The impact of new public management and external quality assurance systems on education: A Foucauldian analysis.

    French, P. (2001)

    Working Papers
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper examines the key underpinning ideologies controlling competition in tertiary education in New Zealand since the Education Act 1989. Specifically, these ideologies are considered in terms of the impact of managerialism and quality assurance systems, which are critiqued against Foucault's concepts of power/knowledge control and surveillance. The impact of the competitive environment on education is important to evaluate. It is often presented in terms of better choice for students, a more student-focused system, transparent learning outcomes, or in terms of the financial costs involved, such as increased spending on advertising or the development of transparent quality assurance systems. This paper seeks to raise the awareness of educators to the principles underpinning the competitive environment in order to provide tools to debate improvements or alternatives. Understanding the framework for the changes identifies why it sometimes seems impossible to argue against their logic. While the paper considers specific policy developments, such as quality assurance, it does so in order to focus on the impact of these issues on educators and on concepts such as collegiality and professionalism.

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  • Managing professional intellect: A review of the approach developed by Quinn, Anderson and Finkelstein, 1996.

    Davies, K. (2001)

    Working or discussion paper
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper reviews the article 'Managing professional intellect: Making the most of the best', by J. Quinn, P. Anderson, and S. Finkelstein, published in Harvard Business Review, March-April 1996, 71-80. The objective of the managerial approach presented by Quinn, Anderson, and Finkelstein is to leverage an organisation's professional intellect. The authors argue that this approach can give an organisation international competitive advantage. Foundational literature and theory leading to the Quinn et al. (1996) paper is traced. While the Quinn et al. approach is supported, implications for New Zealand management are discussed -- including the need to depart from the traditional management approach commonly practised in New Zealand. Research needs based on the Quinn et al. approach are also highlighted.

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  • Exploring the determinants of planned retirement ages in Australia.

    Delpachitra, S. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Understanding online communities through multiple methodologies combined under a postmodern research endeavour.

    Bowker, N. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Traditionally triangulation has been used for integrating multiple epistemologies. However such procedures have been criticised for failing to deal with the divergent realities encompassing alternative methodologies. An example of a postmodern methodological approach combining both positivist and interpretivist epistemologies is offered for studying online communities. Three diverse studies were employed to investigate the extent to which chatroom participants took advantage of the online medium to explore their identity. A quantitative survey of over 400 chatroom operators, a thematic analysis of in-depth interviews with five experienced chatroom users and an ethnography were employed. Survey results highlighted the importance of gender in determining the degree of identity exploration. However the remaining studies moved beyond the centrality of users' real life gender to demonstrate the significance of other factors. The ethnography highlighted the influence of both culturally stereotyped gender behaviour in constraining identity exploration, and possibilities for exploring identity through IRC's contextual features. In-depth interviews illustrated participants' conceptions of altering gender identity as a mechanism for protection or experimentation. Paradoxically constructions highlighted the importance of maintaining stability in one's online identity. Discussion focuses on the strengths of using multiple approaches which integrate the researcher's and the participants' own situated knowledge, rather than reducing understandings to single, monolithic frameworks.

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  • Are women occupying positions of power on-line?: Demographics of chat room operators.

    Bowker, N.; Liu, J. H. (2001)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Internet statistics indicate a reduction in the gender discrepancy online. Yet, what is the situation within specific online communities like Internet Relay Chat (IRC)? Likewise, what is the gender status of those occupying positions of power online? An exploratory study of chat room operators (those who govern chat rooms) was conducted to investigate gender differences in operator's demographic characteristics and IRC experience. Whether those less satisfied with their real-life occupation were attracted to chat room operator positions was also investigated. A survey of 423 chat room operators was administered, comprising 25% women. Real-life occupations of chat room operators covered a broad spectrum, from professional and managerial to service, sales, and production workers, as well as those not employed. The most common occupational category cited was student, with very similar proportions of men and women occupying high-status positions. Of the occupations listed, 23% fell within the IT industry, with significantly more male than female operators working in this area. Majorities of both genders were satisfied with their real-life occupation. There was no relationship between job satisfaction and IRC experience or time spent as chat room operator. There were no gender differences for IRC experience. Majorities of both genders had been using IRC for 1 to 3 years or more, used IRC daily, and spent most or all of their time on IRC as operators. Ages ranged from 11 to 66 years, with the mean age 25 years. Women were significantly older than men. A significant proportion of men and women were from North America.

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  • Health assessment and its relationship to nursing practice in New Zealand

    Milligan, K.; Neville, S. (2001)

    Journal article
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Health assessment has been an integral component of nursing education in Australia for over a decade. New Zealand has only recently embarked down this path and might benefit from the Australian experience. This article will discuss health assessment in the context of three issues currently topical in nursing in New Zealand. The issues are annual registration based on evidence of competence to practice, a review of undergraduate curricula, and the development of nurse practitioner/advanced nurse practitioner roles. The meaning of the concept ‘health assessment’ is also clarified in order to provide consistency as new initiatives in nursing are currently being developed.

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  • Using academic research methodologies to improve the quality of teaching: A case study

    McEwan, W. (2001)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    A contract for the European Space Agency (ESA) was carried out by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, to study the performance of the protocols (particularly TCP/IP) used within the ESA funded CODE satellite communication system (Fairhurst, Ord et al. 1993; Fairhurst, McEwan, et al. 1993; Fairhurst, et al. 1994). As part of that study, data was collected from the routers connected to the VSAT terminal equipment using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The analysis of data gathered from that experiment, and the later comparison of some of the methodologies used, formed part of a M.Sc. Engineering by research thesis published by the author of this paper (2000). The present paper does not particularly concern itself with the results of the above research. Rather, it is intended to illustrate that the experimental methodologies, devised for a leading academic research project undertaken at postgraduate level, can at times be later used to improve the quality of teaching and research at degree level and below. This is contrary to the common but ill-conceived notion that such academic research is overly esoteric and thus somehow unrelated and of no benefit to the more down-to-earth realities of general teaching. Within this paper some of the practical details of the methodology used in the CODE experiment will be described. This will include the hardware internetwork configurations used during both the “live” satellite data communication link (an expensive resource) and a similar configuration using a “Satellite Link Simulator (SLS)” during the majority time when the live link was unavailable. Following the model of the above research, the School of Computing at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) has recently begun work on the creation of an in-house data communications research and teaching laboratory. Although this is in its early stages of formation this presentation will show that parts of its design are derived directly from the above CODE experiments. In addition, some software simulations used in the CODE experiments will be briefly described along with our plans for using similar software simulations in student research project work.

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