This Research Commons Collection contains research from General Staff at the University of Waikato.

  • Students’ experiences of learning in a virtual classroom

    Gedera, Dilani S.P. (2014)
    Online learning environments can offer learners opportunities for flexibility, interaction and collaboration distinctly different from face-to-face learning environments. However, the integration of educational technologies ...
  • Using focused ethnography to understand brokering practices among international students

    Lee, Sherrie (Intellect, 2017)
    The academic challenges of international students, particularly those with English as an additional language (EAL), have been mostly researched in the context of the formal curriculum (e.g. classroom communication styles, ...
  • Guest editorial by Sunita Basnet: Bhutanese refugee women and girls in NZ

    Basnet, Sunita (NZFGW News, 2016)
    These former Bhutanese refugee women and girls were resettled in Christchurch, Nelson, Palmerston North and Auckland since 2008 under the New Zealand refugee quota. According to the UNHCR Nepal, as of 30th June 2016, 104,009 ...
  • Kaupapa rangahau: A reader. A collection of readings from the Kaupapa Rangahau workshops series.

    Pihama, Leonie; Tiakiwai, Sarah-Jane; Southey, Kim (Te Kotahi Research Institute, 2015)
    This reader ‘Kaupapa Rangahau’ is a collation of a range of articles related to Kaupapa Māori theory and research. It has been developed as a resource for the Kaupapa Māori workshops provided to Māori researchers through ...
  • Designing for learner success (D4LS) at Otago Polytechnic: From an e-learning designer’s perspective

    Gedera, Dilani S.P. (2016)
    Otago Polytechnic (OP) is currently redesigning and redeveloping its programmes and courses under an institution-wide initiative called Designing for Learner Success (D4LS). This initiative has several phases—design, ...
  • History of the University of Waikato Campus

    Robson, John (University of Waikato Library, 2017)
    Based on earlier work by Evelyn Stokes and Max Oulton, this file shows, through maps and photographs, the development of buildings and the grounds of the University of Waikato campus in Hillcrest, Hamilton. It also shows ...
  • ‘Red Snow on Their Boots: Russian characters in spy thriller fiction published during the two World Wars': 1-10

    Bydder, Jillene (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2017)
    When we think of spy thriller fiction, and especially of spy thriller fiction written at any time during the Cold War, we think of Soviet or Russian villains. Russian or Soviet characters, some portrayed as heroic and some ...
  • Use of mobile apps for teaching and research - implications for digital literacy

    Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Saravani, Sarah-Jane; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Wilkinson, Clive (Springer, 2017)
    This paper reports on the results of an online survey about mobile application (app) use for academic purposes, i.e. teaching and research, by Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and academic staff at one of the eight ...
  • The Dynamics of Blog Peer Feedback In ESL Classroom

    Gedera, Dilani S.P. (2012)
    Over the past decade aspects pertinent to the area of feedback have been extensively explored by researchers. While some of the studies show positive effects of peer review, others discuss its problematic areas. In spite ...
  • Enabling collaborative review with the DSpace configurable workflow

    Schweer, Andrea; Barr, Jenni; Congdon, Deirdre; Symes, Megan (2017)
    The DSpace configurable workflow feature enables the creation of custom review workflows beyond the traditional edit metadata, accept, reject actions. This poster reports on our experiences in using the customisable workflow ...
  • Feeling at home? Former Bhutanese refugee women and girls in New Zealand

    Basnet, Sunita (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Waikato, 2016)
    This article explores the meaning of home and homemaking practices for former Bhutanese refugees, especially women and girls living in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, and Palmerston North in New Zealand under the refugees’ ...
  • The detective and the Sagas: Erlendur in the novels of Arnaldur Indriðason

    Bydder, Jillene (POPCAANZ, 2016-12)
    Arnaldur Indriðason’s Erlendur novels are popular crime fiction stories set in Iceland. Detective Erlendur Sveinsson’s team deals with serious crimes, murders, and missing persons. Their cases are contemporary, but Indriðason ...
  • Enhancing Information Literacy: A Practical Exemplar

    Graham, Jeanine; Parsons, Kathryn (Rapid Intellect Group, Inc, 2003)
    This case-study outlines a teaching partnership between library and academic staff at the University of Waikato. It describes the strategies adopted to develop greater student information literacy and knowledge of source ...
  • Better than Biggles: Michael Annesley’s ‘Lawrie Fenton’ spy thrillers.

    Bydder, Jillene (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2015)
    Captain F.A.M. Webster, the athlete, athletics coach and author who lived from 1886 to 1949, wrote a series of fifteen spy thrillers under the pseudonym of Michael Annesley. His hero, Lawrie Fenton, is a lively and laid-back ...
  • Smart or Smarting: Student-library engagement in online distance education

    Ferrier-Watson, Anne (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, The University of Waikato, 2015)
    This small-scale mixed methods study used surveys and focus groups to investigate the challenges faced by a cohort of online learners at the University of Waikato when seeking and referencing information for course ...
  • Re-using DSpace to build a repository for freshwater quality data

    Schweer, Andrea; Mutter, Stefan; Özkundakci, Deniz (2013)
    This presentation describes how we are adapting DSpace to build LERNZdb, a repository for storing and disseminating New Zealand freshwater quality data. While the original intention in this project was to build a database ...
  • Adding content reporting to DSpace

    Schweer, Andrea; Barr, Jenni; Congdon, Deirdre; Symes, Megan (2015)
    This poster presents a content reporting add-on to DSpace, developed for AgResearch Ltd by the IRR support team at the University of Waikato's Information Technology Services Division. We outline the motivation for developing ...
  • Equal partners? Improving the integration between DSpace and Symplectic Elements

    Miller, Kate; Murdoch, Craig; Schweer, Andrea (2015)
    While self-submission by academics was regarded as the ideal way to add content to Open Repositories in the early days of such systems, the reality today is that many institutional repositories obtain their content ...
  • The Library Consortium of New Zealand's Shared IRR Infrastructure

    Brown, Allison; Lockett, Andrew; Murdoch, Craig; Miller, Kate; Schweer, Andrea (2012)
    The Library Consortium of New Zealand has run an Institutional Research Repository Project for three universities and one institute of technology in New Zealand since 2006. After a brief introduction to the context in which ...
  • Shape predicates allow unbounded verification of linearizability using canonical abstraction

    Friggens, David; Groves, Lindsay (Australian Computer Society Inc, 2014)
    Canonical abstraction is a static analysis technique that represents states as 3-valued logical structures, and is able to construct finite representations of systems with infinite statespaces for verification. The granularity ...

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