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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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  • Towards a social ontology of improvised sound work

    Russell, B. (2010)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Improvised sound work is one of the key areas of inter-generic hybridity in contemporary music. Any attempt to identify a social role and agree on a cultural meaning for such improvisational practice must grapple first with issues of definition. These issues are especially acute for emerging hybrid practices because their practical development outstrips the ability of the available critical/ideological structures to provide useful and generally agreed definitions for them.

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  • Yume no naka e -Akinari sakuhin to Resshi-(夢の中へ ー秋成作品と『列子』ー [Into the dream: Akinari's works and the Liezi])

    Marceau, Lawrence (2011-12)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Late in life the writer and scholar Ueda Akinari (1734-1809) suffered the loss of two individuals near to him, as well as his eyesight. He recounts his suffering in a distinctive manner, by creating an exchange of letters between himself and his deceased wife, Koren, generated in the context of a dream encounter with his recently departed caregiver. This essay examines Akinari's "Yomotsu fumi (よもつ文、Letter from the Nether Realm)", and analyses the content of the work, in particular the use of the Daoist classic Liezu (c. 4th century CE). The essay argues against a reading of Akinari's text as a passive record of a dream, even a highly vivid one, and rather proposes an interpretation of the text as a carefully crafted literary construct, complete with references to Chinese philosophical texts in addition to references from the Japanese classics. Through this analysis we arrive at a new interpretation of the writer Akinari in his later years as an engaged, committed writer, and not the emotionally depleted broken individual as often depicted.

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  • Storm over the Starship: A geosemiotic analysis of brand co-ownership

    Conroy, DM; Brookes, R (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Maori Education and Achievement

    McKinley, E.; Hoskins, Te Kawehau (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Interrupting Perpetual Flight

    Bywater, Jonathan (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Introduction: Ownership and Appropriation

    Busse, Mark; Strang, VJ (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Philosophical perspectives on music's expressiveness

    Davies, Stephen (2001)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Face Value. Perception and Knowledge of Others’ Happiness

    Zamuner, Edoardo (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Child Nutrition Guidelines and Gender

    Jonas, Monique (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Digital Challenges to Curriculum Thinking

    Matthewman, Sasha; Bowes, Margot; Burchill, Denis; Heap, Irene; Tickner, Susan (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Walking on your maunga

    Mullen, Morrigan; Te Puna Kohungahunga (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • He Huarahi whakamua

    McMurchy-Pilkington, Colleen; Trinick, T; Dale, Darrell (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Schooling in Samoa

    Coxon, Evelyn (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Good, the Bad, and You and Me Both (A Performer's Text).

    Harvey, Mark (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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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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  • Some key issues in post-admission language assessment

    Read, John (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter introduces the volume by briefly outlining trends in English-medium higher education internationally, but with particular reference to post-entry language assessment (PELA) in Australian universities. The key features of a PELA are described, in contrast to a placement test and an international proficiency test. There is an overview of each of the other chapters in the book, providing appropriate background information on the societies and education systems represented: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the USA, New Zealand, Oman and South Africa. This is followed by a discussion of three themes running through several chapters. The first is how to validate post-admission language assessments; the second is the desirability of obtaining feedback from the test-takers; and the third is the extent to which a PELA is diagnostic in nature.

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  • Reflecting on the contribution of post-admission assessments

    Read, John (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter examines a number of issues arising from the earlier contributions to this volume. It considers the decision by a university about whether to introduce a post-admission language assessment in terms of the positive and negative messages such a decision may convey, as well as the costs versus the benefits. There is some discussion of the need to develop professional communication skills as attributes to enhance the employability of graduates and how such skills can be fostered, along with the development of academic literacy in the disciplines, through various forms of collaboration between English language specialists and academic teaching staff. Finally, it explores ideas related to the concept of English as a lingua franca and what implications they may have for the assessment of university students from different language backgrounds.

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  • Networking Learners Using Online Asynchronous Discussions

    Datt, Ashwini (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Online asynchronous discussions (OADs) are a prospective tool for creating learning networks that can minimize transactional distance and humanize distance learning. Using it to support effective communication and interaction among learners in video-based distance courses requires special skills and consideration. This research evaluates the use of OADs in a second and third year sociology undergraduate video-broadcast course (VBC). Patterns of participation and interaction were examined using the network and content analysis tools to determine the effectiveness of OADs as a pedagogical strategy. The role of the teacher in establishing a learning network between on-campus and distance students was also investigated.

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  • Deviance Information Criterion (DIC)

    Meyer, Renate (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The deviance information criterion (DIC) was introduced in 2002 by Spiegelhalter et al. [1] to compare the relative t of a set of hierarchical Bayesian models. It is similar to Akaike's information criterion (AIC) in combining a measure of goodness-of- t and measure of complexity, both based on the deviance. While AIC uses the maximum likelhood estimate, DIC's plug-in estimate is based on the posterior mean. Since the number of independent parameters in a Bayesian hierarchical model is not clearly de ned, DIC estimates the e ective number of parameters by the di erence of the posterior mean of the deviance and the deviance at the posterior mean. This coincides with the number of independent parameters in xed e ect models with at priors, thus the DIC is a generalization of AIC. It can be justi ed as an estimate of the posterior predictive model performance within a decision-theoretic framework and it is asymptotically equivalent to leave-one-out cross- validation. The DIC has been used extensively for practical model comparison in many disciplines, works well for exponential family models but due to its dependence on the parametrization and focus of a model, its application to mixture models is problematic.

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