107 results for Book item, 2006

  • Computer literacy: where are nurse educators on the continuum?

    Hanley, E. (2006)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Computers are becoming ubiquitous in health and education, and it is expected that nurses from undergraduate nursing programmes are computer literate when they enter the workforce. Similarly nurse educators are expected to be computer literate to model the use of information technology in their workplace. They are expected to use email for communication and a range of computer applications for presentation of course materials and reports. Additionally as more courses are delivered in flexible mode educators require more comprehensive computing skills, including confidence and competence in a range of applications. A cohort of nurse educators from one tertiary institution was surveyed to assess their perceived computer literacy and how they attained this. A questionnaire that covered seven domains of computer literacy was used to assess this. The results were illuminating and identified specific training needs for this group. Their perceived lack of skill with Groupwise email and the student database program are of concern as these are essential tools for nurse educators at this polytechnic.

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  • Computer literacy: where are nurse educators on the continuum?

    Hanley, E. (2006)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Computers are becoming ubiquitous in health and education, and it is expected that nurses from undergraduate nursing programmes are computer literate when they enter the workforce. Similarly nurse educators are expected to be computer literate to model the use of information technology in their workplace. They are expected to use email for communication and a range of computer applications for presentation of course materials and reports. Additionally as more courses are delivered in flexible mode educators require more comprehensive computing skills, including confidence and competence in a range of applications. A cohort of nurse educators from one tertiary institution was surveyed to assess their perceived computer literacy and how they attained this. A questionnaire that covered seven domains of computer literacy was used to assess this. The results were illuminating and identified specific training needs for this group. Their perceived lack of skill with Groupwise email and the student database program are of concern as these are essential tools for nurse educators at this polytechnic.

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  • Auckland's Centrepiece: Unsettled Identities, Unstable Monuments

    Bell, Leonard (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The eradication of mammals from New Zealand islands

    Clout, Michael; Russell, James (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Data on eradication operations against alien mammals on New Zealand islands show that there was a substantial increase in the number of successful eradications in the 1980s and 1990s. The most significant change has been in the ability to eradicate rodents from increasingly large islands (to over 11,000ha), using aerial poisoning techniques. Based on the New Zealand experience, there are good prospects for further eradications of alien mammals from islands around the world, facilitating ecological restoration and the recovery of threatened species. However, instances of reinvasion of rats (Rattus spp.) and stoats (Mustela erminea) onto previously cleared islands illustrate the importance of prevention, effective monitoring and a fuller understanding of invasion risks.

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  • Artistic Expression and the Hard Case of Pure Music

    Davies, Stephen (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Forms of participation in urban redevelopment projects - the differing roles of public and stakeholder contributions to design decision making processes

    Hunt, John (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper examines how political commitment to participatory design within the context of a major urban redevelopment project was translated into a strategy and a course of action for achieving effective participation within a demanding project timeframe. The project in question involves a new transport interchange for the city of Auckland (New Zealand), the redevelopment of a number of heritage buildings, and the introduction of new buildings to create a mixed use precinct covering three city blocks. The project, currently being implemented, has involved extensive public consultation and stakeholder participation as it has proceeded through the stages of project visioning, an open public design competition, and the development of the competition winning design. The paper draws a distinction between the contributions of stakeholders versus the public at large to the decision-making process, outlines the different kinds of participatory processes adopted by the local authority (Auckland City Council) to effectively engage and involve these two different groups and the stages in the evolution of the project at which these different contributions were introduced. The model of ‘open design’ proposed by van Gunsteren and van Loon is used as a basis for explaining the success of multi-stakeholder inputs at a crucial stage in project development. The paper concludes by examining the limits of applicability of the ‘open design’ model in the context of urban redevelopment projects in which there is broad public interest, and by suggesting a number of design decision support guidelines for the management of participatory processes.

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  • A Global Culture of Terror: A Marxist Riposte

    McLaren, Peter (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Olli-Pekka Moisio, University of Jyvskyl, Finland Juha Suoranta, University of Minnesota, USA (eds.) The aim of this book is to raise current social, political, ...

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  • From Floral Clocks to Civic Flourish

    Aitken Rose, EA (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • How to get published.

    Jesson, Jocelyn (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The chapter provides a clear process for academics and educational practitioners to follow to create their first publication

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  • Samoa’s Half-Castes and Some Frontiers of Comparison

    Salesa, Damon (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Diti's response

    Hill, Edite (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    this book raises questions and possibilities around social justice for teachers documenting children's learning

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  • Modelling spatial point patterns in R

    Baddeley, A; Turner, R (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We describe practical techniques for fitting stochastic models to spatial point pattern data in the statistical package R. The techniques have been implemented in our package spatstat in R. They are demonstrated on two example datasets.

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  • Storytelling: A workshop for inspiring group action

    Harre, Nicole; Bullen, Patricia; Olson, B (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The State and Facilitation of Financial Flows (Remittances) by Temporary Workers: The Case of Bangladesh

    Jackson, Kenneth (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Reviews impact of remittances on development and from the perspective of Bangladesh particularly.

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  • Policy Knowledge for Policy Work

    Tenbensel, Timothy (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Contemporary migration and settlement of Chinese migrants in New Zealand

    Ho, Elsie (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter offers an overview of the skilled and business migration programmes in New Zealand that have been responsible for transforming drastically the country's migrant makeup since 1986. While the recent Chinese transmigrants were relatively young, affluent and mobile compared with their predecessors, their settlements and incorporation into New Zealand society are not completely smooth and without difficulties. Settlement issues such as those of employment and "astronaut" family arrangements among those migrating from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were particularly highlighted.

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  • Nietzsche and Cosmology

    Small, Robin (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Nietzsche's thought seldom fits readily into familiar categories, and his relation to cosmology is a case in point. There are several problems in seeing him as engaging with this branch of philosophy. If cosmology takes the world as a whole as its object, it is open to the question raised by Kant: whether the world can be comprehended-or evaluated, Nietzsche would add-by our minds. ...

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  • Estimation of AR and ARMA models by stochastic complexity

    Giurcaneanu, Ciprian; Rissanen, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In this paper the stochastic complexity criterion is applied to estimation of the order in AR and ARMA models. The power of the criterion for short strings is illustrated by simulations. It requires an integral of the square root of Fisher information, which is done by Monte Carlo technique. The stochastic complexity, which is the negative logarithm of the Normalized Maximum Likelihood universal density function, is given. Also, exact asymptotic formulas for the Fisher information matrix are derived.

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  • The Missionary Position: "Messengers of Grace" and "The Works of Ta'unga"

    Laracy, Hugh (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Finding functional structures in glioma gene-expression using Gene Shaving clustering and MDL principle

    Giurcaneanu, Ciprian; Mircean, C; Fuller, GN; Tabus, I (2006-01-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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