In 2011, the ABS released a research paper – Business Innovation and the Use of Information and Communications Technology by Jessica Todhunter and Ruel Abello – investigating the relationship between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use by businesses and innovation activity. This paper replicates that study using more recent firm level data from the ABS Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) and the Business Characteristics Survey (BCS).
Purpose The purpose of this issues paper is to identify changes that need to be made to the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) specifications in order to better accommodate the transformative shift to online publication of research. The paper examines how well the existing HERDC specifications concerning research publications embrace research published electronically. Ultimately, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (the department) wants to identify a contemporary approach to the treatment of electronic books under HERDC.
This report initiated Australia's first national strategy for developing an Asian languages and cultures program throughout the country.
Released in 1994, this is the first time a digitised version of this report, known as the 'Rudd report', has been made publically available.
The report's creation followed from a Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) meeting in December 1992, which discussed the importance of proficiency in Asian languages and an understanding of Asian societies for Australia's economic interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
Special collections and archives play a key role in the future of research libraries. However, significant challenges face institutions that wish to capitalize on that value, to leverage and make fully available the rich content in special collections in order to support research, teaching, and community engagement.
Special collections and archives are increasingly seen as element s of distinction that serve to differentiate a n academic or research library from its peers. In recognition of this, the Association of Research Libraries conducted a survey in 1998 (reported in Panitch 2001) that was transformative and led directly to many high - profile initiatives to "expose hidden collections." As this OCLC Research report reveals, however, much rare and unique material remains undiscoverable, and monetary resource s are shrinking at the same time that user demand is growing.
This paper outlines specific areas for review and provides a series of recommendations to the existing legislation governing Tasmania ’s public libraries and archives services, namely :
Libraries Act 1984, and
Archives Act 1983.
It is intended that the two Acts remain as separate pieces of legislation, w hich combined with the relevant subordinate legislation, make up the legislative framework for the Tasmania public library and archives service , as administered by LINC Tasmania .
The revision of the existing legislation will ensure:
LIVE BLOG: Creative Industries in China The QUT Creative Industries Research Seminars – Creative Industries in China will be LIVE blogged from this platform on Friday the 10th of May from AEST 12-2pm. QUT Creative Industries Research Seminars present: The Tier 4 in Asian Creative Transformations book launch: Michael Keane, “Creative Industries in China: Art, ...
Blogs and other online platforms for personal writing such as LiveJournal have been of interest to researchers across the social sciences and humanities for a decade now. Although growth in the uptake of blogging has stalled somewhat since the heyday of blogs in the early 2000s, blogging continues to be a major genre of Internet-based communication.
This article is the introduction to a special issue of Media International Australia (No. 145, November 2012) which seeks to ‘rethink’ ethnography and ethnographic practice. The authors consider the variety of ways in which changes in our media environment broaden what we think of as ‘media’, the contexts through which media are produced, used and circulated, and the emergent practices afforded by digital media.
The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) fosters cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and multi-sited research, especially in relation to the Asia-Pacific region.
Through research and critical engagement, the centre collectively seeks to push the boundaries and possibilities of ethnographic practice in, through and around digital media. DERC is a research centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
Today there is growing agreement that literacy is at the center of all learning. Expectations for what it means to be literate are rising, and all educators must play a role in helping students meet these expectations. The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), recently adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia, require the more complex literacy skills that all of today’s students need to be college and career ready. With new standards in place, attention is now turning to how states, districts, and schools are organised to implement them.
The search for school improvement models is not new, although technology can provide more opportunities for school improvement than in the past. Professional development and sharing good teaching practices among teachers is known to have positive effects on teaching practices and student learning. Digital technologies can enhance the possibilities for teachers to collaborate and share good practice both at school and in other places.
The purpose of this study was twofold. The primary purpose was to improve pre-service teacher education by using technology to help pre-service teachers bridge the gap between academic preparation and practice. The secondary, but still important, objective was to familiarize pre-service teachers in the use of technology to support their future pedagogical activities. Therefore, this research sought to develop a method for training undergraduate students in designing, implementing, and evaluating lesson plans to solidify the relationship between research, pedagogy, and teaching practice.
Integrating the use of digital technologies with pre-service teacher education in order to improve teaching practice is not well established in universities. The need to innovate and research new practices using digital technologies so that successes can be shared with colleagues and students can erode valuable and limited time. However, there would appear to be benefits from integrating digital technologies with pre-service teacher education, such as improving teaching practices through sharing and providing feedback.
This research was designed to provide Creative New Zealand (CNZ), a department of the New Zealand government, with information about a group who are vital to the development of quality art in New Zealand – young emerging artists and practitioners (YEAP) .
This report explores the relationship that parents of minor children have with public libraries. In some ways, parents of minor children are similar to other Americans who do not currently have minor children (“other adults” as referred to throughout this report) in how they view and use the library. But there are key differences that will be highlighted and explored in this report.
This report examines the inherent conflict of interest many media owners face in placing responsibility for content above their commercial interests and how this affects the practice of journalism in countries where independent news media already face challenges.
Recent focus in global discussions of media ethics has been on establishing and raising standards for rank-andfile journalists, including reporters and lower or mid-level editors. But there is a nascent effort to refocus a critical lens on the proprietors of media.