373 results for Open Polytechnic, 2010

  • Embedding research literacies in the Open Polytechnic Social Work degree: Reflecting on the challenges.

    Furness, J. (2013-11)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

    Reviewing current literature on embedding research and information literacies in undergraduate academic disciplines uncovers different ways of implementing these literacies at the curriculum level in tertiary education programmes. In 2012, the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand began developing the Bachelor of Social Work programme, a four year degree provided by distance. Rather than include a research methods course in the programme, it was decided to integrate research and information literacy skills into all Social Work courses by including specific learning activities that related to formative and summative assessed research literacy learning outcomes. As the Liaison Librarian for Social Work, I was asked to provide the specialist input into the programme’s course development in research literacies. This presentation will focus on the approach that has been undertaken, the challenges of working in a multidisciplinary team, lessons learned to date and our progressing trajectory.

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  • The forms and functions of hybridity in Allan Sealy’s The Trotter-nama.

    Furness, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The Trotter-nama by Allan Sealy is a novel written in magical realist style that covers the lives of seven generations of Trotters, an Anglo-Indian family whose lineage in India began with Justin Trottoire, a French mercenary, in the 1750’s. This research essay examines how the concept of hybridity in The Trotter-nama serves to break down the hierarchical binary logic of pure/impure, original/copy, authentic/inauthentic, whole/half, real/unreal, true/false notions within the context of the colonial encounter in British India. It examines the forms and functions of hybridity in the novel, interrogating its application within post-colonial theory and selecting textual enactments of racial and cultural hybridity that support the unravelling of such binary oppositions. Sealy’s purpose in destabilising the binary logic of colonialism that still pervades much of Western thought is to create a narrative and mythological space for the racially mixed Anglo-Indians who were written out of any official history of British India. Through the narrative mode of ‘magical realism’, Sealy situates Anglo-Indians at the centre of the colonial encounter, erasing determinate borders between the literal and metaphorical, thereby creating a new discourse that is as legitimate as any existing, authoritative ones. Sealy is not however, suggesting that this is the definitive account of the Anglo-Indian community in India, for there is no such true or original record. There are only multiple stories of multiple identities that shift and change over time.

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  • Experiences of developing virtual presentations.

    Natanasabapathy, P.; Joshi, R. (2013-07)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • ‘Rather a lot of death’: Misreading Lauris Edmond’s Late Song as an intentional last collection.

    Lentle-Keenan, S. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The article discusses the history of Lauris Edmond's posthumously published Late Song. It argues that editorial invention means that the work cannot be considered a final instalment of autobiography.

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  • From the Antipodes: embedded librarians at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

    Fields, A. J.; Clarke, P. S. (2014)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    The authors of the book’s 12 chapters, academic librarians representing a broad range of colleges and universities, explore the evolution of the embedded librarian from physical to virtual, suggest how to develop and implement unique programs in and out of the classroom and explain how to scale programs once they are embedded.

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  • You are not worth the risk: Lawful discrimination in hiring.

    Scholes, V. (2014)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Increasing empirical research on productivity supports the use of statistical or ‘rational’ discrimination in hiring. The practice is legal for features of job applicants not covered by human rights discrimination laws, such as being a smoker, residing in a particular neighbourhood or being a particular height. The practice appears largely morally innocuous under existing philosophical accounts of wrongful discrimination. This paper argues that lawful statistical discrimination treats job applicants in a way that may be considered degrading, and is likely to constrain people’s freedoms in relation to employment, thus giving us reason for moral concern.

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  • LIS undergraduate education in New Zealand: Development and contemporary issues.

    Cossham, A. F.; Wellstead, P.; Welland, S. (2014)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    This chapter reviews and discusses Library and Information Science (LIS) undergraduate education in New Zealand over the past 30 years, and identifies issues and research needs. It examines contemporary issues facing LIS education in a rapidly changing information environment, affected by a particular historical and social context and changes to the higher education sector nationally and internationally. Issues include professionalization, the tension between education and continuing professional development, the difficulty of keeping programmes up to date and reflective of industry needs in times of fiscal restraint, and the complexities of the particular student body, as well as changes in the LIS sector more generally. It highlights research needs and shows how professional associations and LIS educators are addressing these issues through a range of solutions designed to strengthen the library, records, and archives professions.

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  • Emerging forms of identity online: Opportunities for extending theorising about identity through textual analysis.

    Bowker, N. (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Some aspects of knowledge engineering.

    Abhary, K.; Djukic, D.; Hsu, H-Y.; Kovacic, Z.; Mulcahy, D.; Spuzic, S.; Uzunovic, F. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • The Embedded librarian: Online forums and information literacies.

    Furness, J.; Kelly, G.; Rishworth, R. (2012-08)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Corporate governance in Malaysia: Cosiness, cronyism and corruption.

    Chang, A. L. (2014)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Bibliographic records in an online environment

    Cossham, A. F. (2013-08)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper won the award for the best paper at conference.

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  • The role distance learning has to play in offender education.

    Seelig, C.; Rate, L. (2014)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This article looks into the uses of digital and online tools in distance learning to improve literacy and numeracy of offenders in New Zealand prisons. Looking at the benefits and restrictions of digital education within the prison environment, this article discusses the solutions that Open Polytechnic, in partnership with the the New Zealand Government, has put in place to give prisoners further opportunity for rehabilitation, and ultimately prepare them for re-entry into society, the workforce or further study.

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  • Being a leader in Open and Distance Higher Education.

    Seelig, C. (2013)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Towards a Unified Concept of Distance Learning.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • The Enlightenment Scale: A Measure of Being at Peace and Open-Hearted.

    Boyd-Wilson, B. M.; Walkey, F. H. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Enlightenment can be viewed as an ordinary way of being that once established means that an individual is authentic, compassionate, and at peace, has a sense of inner wholeness, and tends to live in the present. Long familiar in the East, the concept of enlightenment has become more familiar in westernized countries in the past century, particularly since the 1960s. Nevertheless, it is still often perceived as mysterious and unattainable. The aim of two studies was to produce and test a number of items intended to measure the simple experience of enlightenment (e.g., “In the ‘core’ of me I’m content no matter what”) in order to develop a robust scale containing a reduced number of items. First, participants responded to enlightenment items according to how much they considered that they usually experienced what each item represented. Analyses of responses from several data sets showed that the items fell into two 15-item groups, giving a two-factor Enlightenment Scale. The two factors were named At Peace and Open-Hearted. Validity analyses supported the two-factor scale. Next, possible limitations of the studies were discussed, ways in which the Enlightenment Scale could be used were outlined, and further research was suggested.

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  • ‘Pokie Machines Ruined My Brother': Gambling Associated Harm from a New Zealand Policy Perspective.

    Barrett, J.; Veal, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This article analyses government policy on gambling-associated harm and gambling taxation. Because of the variety in forms of gambling, and the consequent implausibility of a single formulation for gambling taxation, focus is restricted to 'pokie' or electronic gaming machine ('EGM') policy and law. First, the potential harmfulness of EGMs for individuals, their families and communities is established. Second, an outline is provided of EGM taxation in New Zealand and relevant duties and levies are considered from different theoretical perspectives. Third, the role of government, in particular its taxation function, is considered in validating gambling and, conversely, in mitigating harm. Finally, conclusions are drawn and tentative policy recommendations made. While jurisdictionally specific to New Zealand, the article also refers to overseas research, law and policy.

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  • Staples tax guide 2014 mid-year supplement

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2014)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Cross currents: Essays in culture and discourse

    Strongman, L. (2014)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The focus of this book is to illuminate patches of turbulence or eddies of confluence amongst social, economic, socio-legal, communication, language and linguistic, and psychological concepts and ideas that emerge from the concerns of contemporary New Zealand society: hence the concept for this book of essays in the 'soft’ social-sciences, or those disciplines that are amenable to qualitative analysis and discursive description.

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  • KIAORA - The emerging construction of a bicultural professional supervision model.

    King, L. (2014)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The KIAORA model is the culmination of responding to the challenge of constructing a personal model of professional supervision within a bicultural worldview. Matauranga Maori and kaupapa Maori is the turangawaewae for construction of a personal model of professional supervision for a Tangata Whenua social work practitioner seeking to transform the Aotearoa New Zealand professional supervision space.

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