1,279 results for Open Polytechnic

  • Being a leader in Open and Distance Higher Education.

    Seelig, C. (2013)

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  • Towards a Unified Concept of Distance Learning.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

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

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

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    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)

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    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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  • Gaining knowledge and expanding the skill base: The professional development of New Zealand's records managers. Pre-forum paper and presentation at Archives and Records Education Stakeholders (ARES) Forum, Melbourne, 12-13 June 2003.

    Cossham, A. F.; Oliver, G. (2003)

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    Professional development opportunities for records managers in New Zealand have been patchy to say the least. Research undertaken last year found a substantial number of practising records managers have not studied at tertiary level at all. The introduction of a new undergraduate programme in records management has highlighted issues and challenges to be faced in the provision of education for this previously overlooked occupational group. This paper is structured as follows: the first part presents a brief overview of the provision of records management education in New Zealand, and this is followed by summary findings from the research into education, continuing education and training requirements. The second part of the paper considers issues relating to the new diploma. A brief conclusion includes recommendations for the role of professional associations in fostering professional development generally.

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  • Staples tax guide 2014 mid-year supplement

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

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  • Cross currents: Essays in culture and discourse

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    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)

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    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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  • Ōtautahi revisted: Urban regeneration and a sense of identity in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    This paper explores the concept of place and identity with regard to the rebuilding of Christchurch (Ōtautahi), New Zealand’s second largest city following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. The process of rebuilding following a natural disaster is determined by the utility, character, ambiance, habitude, and experience of identity expressed in the process of reconstruction and the environment it supports. For Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island (Te Wai Pounamu) in which approximately half of the city centre was destroyed and must be re-built, rebuilding consists of reconstructing previous architecture, overlaid with a modern architecture. As Gauzin-Muller has stated, “[c]onsideration of environmental issues in construction projects has economic, ecological, and social implications” (2002, 9). While there is a huge physical, financial, and cultural problem to solve in clearing land, designing buildings for repopulated areas, and remediating land for rebuilding, there is also a tremendous opportunity in for engineers, architects, landscape architects, and planners to redesign and construct new sustainable buildings, precinct, and recreational areas for central Christchurch.

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  • Staples tax guide 2014

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

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  • Perezhivanie: What have we missed about infant care?

    Brennan, M. (2014)

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  • The (Mis)uses of Pierre Bourdieu’s practical epistemology in accounting-related social research

    Huang, G.; Baskerville, R.; Fowler, C. (2014-07)

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  • Te Ara Whakapikioranga.

    Te Moananui-Makirere, J.; King, L.; Eruera, M.; Tutukino, M.; Maoate-Davis, S. (2014)

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  • Case Study: The impact of social media on public information management

    Mersham, G. M. (2014)

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  • Policing art: Political potential of creative practices in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Diprose, G. (2014)

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    Explores how creativity and social art practices can be understood as political activism.

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  • Postcolonialism and international development studies: A dialectical exchange?

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    ‘Postcolonial studies’ is the term given to the study of diaspora and the ideology of colonialism. Since the 1970s, when postcolonial studies was termed ‘Third World’ literature, and the 1980s, when it became ‘Commonwealth’ literature, the persistence of the framework of centre and margin, coloniser and colonised, has endured as a lens with which to view human identity and cultural expression. However, the relationship of postcolonial studies to international development is less well explored. Much of postcolonial studies is concerned with articulating patterns of gain, loss, inclusion, exclusion, identity formation and change, cultural evolution and human geographical dispersal in the wake of the after-effects of colonial rule. Postcolonial critics examine texts and images in order to make inferences about the significance of cultural identity and expression under these conditions. Often this is with a diachronic view of history. International development studies offers postcolonial critics a synchronic perspective on both the policy and materiality of political ideologies affecting cultural identity and expression. This paper looks at how the relationship between postcolonial and international development studies might be furthered in a dialectical exchange. Postcolonial critics such as Said and Pollard et al offer a critical understanding that informs policy making in international development contexts.

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  • Engaging learner support: An investigation of faculty–library collaboration to provide live course-specific learner support in the online classroom environment.

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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  • Dialogue, non–dialogue and dissemination—Ancient questions, contemporary perspectives.

    Mersham, G. M. (2014)

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    With the advent of the Internet, the promise of dialogue has become the holy grail of communication. The idea of communication without dialogue is not a popular one. Decades of critique of the unidirectional messages of the mass media, controlled by powerful institutional agents of power, has been damning. Those who aspire to dialogue often have a moral rejection of one-way forms of communication. A misunderstanding of one-way and persuasive communication has created a skewed view of the role and place of dialogue in public relations. This article explores the philosophical underpinnings and key features of dialogue and its antithesis, non-dialogue, or dissemination within the communication field. It revisits some of the propositions made by the ancient Greeks and modern theorists about communication and dialogue, and how multiple interpretations of what constitutes a dialogue have become blurred. It considers the idea that in recent times dialogue has been uncritically equated to ‘good’ communication and that one-way communication is ‘bad’ or, at least ‘less than best’. The article argues that both forms are equally important and have existed in the thoughts of theorists and philosophers throughout the ages. While the discussion focuses on this premise from a communication perspective, reference to public relations and marketing activities in the context of social media and the Internet are made. Dialogue requires a sense of exchange, interchange, mutuality, and some sense of reciprocity.

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  • Take AIM and keep your students engaged.

    Nash, C. (2014)

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    This paper outlines the benefits to distance education teachers of formatting a weekly online newsletter in accordance with motivational learning theory. It reflects on the delivery of weekly AIM newsletters to undergraduate economics students at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand via Moodle. The acronym, AIM, stands for Academic content, Information for the course and Motivation—three critical elements required to meet the challenges of effective course facilitation. The AIM newsletter integrates all three of these key components in one easy-to-use product. The object of AIM is to keep students engaged in economics and reduce the perceived distance from distance education. This article discusses the context, underpinning theory, practicalities, and the way forward for AIM.

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  • History: The development of library service in New Zealand

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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