Research is key to Otago Polytechnic’s role as a tertiary education provider. A strong research culture means better education for students and a great overall benefit to the wider community. Our teaching and learning activities are underpinned by research, which means all teaching practitioners are current in their field of expertise and in their teaching practice.
This not only develops the capability of our staff, but of our students and graduates. We are drawing on our institutional strengths and core capabilities to engage with collaborators, with the professions, with industry and our communities, and we apply our expertise to help solve challenges.
Research from Bronwyn Hegarty
I am a Principal Lecturer in tertiary teacher education. I am a facilitator in the Graduate Diploma of Tertiary Education. In my Doctorate in Education research, I investigated the use of a ThreeStep Reflective Framework for supporting reflective writing when developing evidence for electronic portfolios. My current areas of interest include open education practices, reflective practice, flexible distance learning, mobile learning, social networking in education and digital portfolios (eportfolios).My past research includes 2013 Integrating mobile learning strategies and devices into learning and teaching at Otago Polytechnic.2010 Digital Information Literacy Supported Development of Capability in Tertiary Environments2006 2007 Online Information Literacy eLearning Modules Project various evaluation reports.2005 Approaches and implications of eLearning adoption in relation to academic staff efficacy and working practice.2004 The Impact of Technology on the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Institutions Literature Review.
Goode, C., Hegarty, B. & Levy, C. (2017) Collaborative Curriculum Design and the Impact on Organisational Culture submitted to TechTrends journal - currently under peer review.
Hegarty, B. (2015) Attributes of Open Pedagogy: A Model for Using Open Educational Resources Educational Technology - June/July 2015 - http://bahtings.blogspot.co.nz/2015/08/educational-technology-article.html
Hegarty, B. & Stewart, A. (2007) The Reality of Online Learning in Nursing Programmes - Two Case Studies. Scope: Flexible Learning, 1, November 2007, 53 -74.
Hegarty, B. (2017) The Open pedagogy model - podcast. The Open Pedagogy Model - http://bolt.athabascau.ca/index.php/podcast/the-open-pedagogy-model/
Hegarty, B., Blomgren, C. & Roberts, V. (2017) The Eight Attributes of Open Pedagogy - podcast. http://bolt.athabascau.ca/index.php/podcast/the-eight-attributes-of-open-pedagogy/
Hegarty, B. (2014) Effective web-based Open Education Practices https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/pd-programme/effective-web-based-open-education-practices
Keen, D., Coburn, D., Hegarty, B., & McDonald, J. (2006) Evaluation report: Essay writing, usability of prototype. Results for information literacy eLearning modules. Reusable and portable across a College of Education, a polytechnic and a university project. NR02: Evaluation report of usability of the prototype. Online information literacy project, University of Otago. March, 2006. 13 pages. At: http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/index/Resources-and-materials.html Also presented the findings at a University of Otago Open Lecture in August. http://oil.otago.ac.nz
Hegarty, B and others (2005) Information Literacy e-Learning Modules: Reusable and portable across a College of Education, a Polytechnic and a University project proposal Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago,Dunedin
Hegarty, B. Marler, T, & Penman, M. (2005) Flexible delivery options for Otago Polytechnic: Educational Development Team report Educational Development Team, Otago Polytechnic. The report was sent to the Otago Polytechnic Management Team June 2005 22 pages
Hegarty, B. (2004) The impact of technology on the quality of teaching and learning in tertiary institutions: Literature review Project completed as part of the requirements for a Doctorate of Education, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. ISBN: 0-908846-03-7 2004. 64 pages. Legal deposit with the National Library, New Zealand
Hegarty, B. (2004) Review: Reeves, T. & Hedberg, J. (2003). Interactive learning systems evaluation. Englewood Cliffs, New jersey: Educational Technology Publications. The Journal of Distance Learning, Distance Education Association of New Zealand Inc (DEANZ). libraries, DEANZ Vol. 8, No. 1, 2004 3 pages. p 54-56
Bray, M. & Hegarty, B. (2001) Bioscience safe methods for calculating intravenous infusion rates and drug dosages Otago Polytechnic ISBN 0-908846-32-1 Lodged with the National Library New Zealand 2001 revision of third edition 58 pages
Hegarty, B. (2001) Diploma of Teaching (Tertiary), Final Reflection Presentation to Board of Studies and document. Otago Polytechnic in conjunction with Dunedin College of Education. Educational Development centre, Otago Polytechnic. 2001 153 pages
Casey, G. and Hegarty, B. (2001) The use of concept mapping and journaling to enhance nursing student's learning in the biosciences. An action research project report. Diploma of Teaching (Tertiary), Presentation to Board of Studies document. Otago Polytechnic, Educational Development Centre. 2001. p 31 - 44
Conference Contribution - Published Paper
Hegarty, B. (2013) Open education: the good the bad and the ugly Workshop for National Tertiary Learning and Teaching conference at Southern Institute of Technology (SIT). http://www.ntltconference.ac.nz/ - see programme. Obtained a Certificate of Recognition. Scenarios and resources used in the workshop at: http://wikieducator.org/NTLTC
Hegarty, B. (2011) How teachers use blogs for professional development and enhancing digital capability. NR03: Paper in the proceedings of the inaugural International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011. It ran from 30 November to 2nd December, 2011. Available at: http://www.icelf.org/programme/ Reviewer comment: "This is a well written paper about an area of pedagogy that has become increasingly mainstream and is therefore worthy of discussion at a conference such as ICELF. The author has several years of experience of using various tools for on line pedagogy and has some useful suggestions and ideas for others who might wish to follow a similar path. It serves to provide a snapshot of practice in a particular context and may therefore provide value to the educational community." http://www.icelf.org/
Hegarty, B. (2009) Leading practitioners stepwise through the murky waters of reflective practice NR01: ASCILITE, Flexible Learning Conference, Auckland. 6 - 9 December. 457-461 http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland09/?m=Programme&s=Programme
Kelly, O., Coburn, D., Hegarty, B. Jeffery, L. and Penman, M. (2009) Don't dilly dally on the way: Driving towards digital information literacy capability NR02: ASCILITE Flexible Learning Conference, Auckland 6 - 9 December. 519-523 http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland09/?m=Programme&s=Programme
Coburn, D., Keen. D., Ritson-Jones, W., Hegarty B., and one other (2006) Real use research evaluation of an online essay writing module: Information literacy eLearning modules project. NR02: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ASCILITE Conference: Who’s learning? Whose technology? 4 December. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney06/proceeding/onlineIndex.html http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney06/proceeding/onlineIndex.html
Hegarty, B., Penman, M., Coburn, D., Kelly, O., and four others (2006) eLearning adoption: staff development and self-efficacy. NR04: This paper was published in the Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ASCILITE 2006 Conference: Who’s learning? Whose technology? http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney06/papers.html 6 December, 2006 The paper describes the findings of a research project where both self-efficacy for eLearning and models of staff development were measured to ascertain the links between upskilling teachers in the use of technology and the application to teaching and learning. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney06/proceeding/onlineIndex.html
Hegarty, B. (2002) Is policy making a dinosaur approach to quality issue in online teaching? The presentation occurred at eFest (APNZ - Association of Polytechnics in NZ) at Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) and was posted in the WINTEC WITHIT online journal 2002, Vol 1, No 1 http://www.wintec.ac.nz/index.asp?pageID=2145826287
Blackall, L., & Hegarty, B. (2011) Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations. AKO Aotearoa - reviewed and published on their website at: http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-hub/ako-aotearoa-southern-hub/resources/pages/blackall_oep_wiki and links to WikiBooks. Readers can order as an electronic book (pdf) and a hard copy book from Pedia press. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Open_Education_Practices:_A_User_Guide_for_Organisations
Thesis – Masters/Doctoral
Hegarty, B. (2011) A Framework to Guide Professional Learning and Reflective Practice. NR01: University of Wollongong doctoral thesis. 425 pages. Empirical qualitative research using case study methodology. An intervention, the Three-Step Reflective Framework, was developed and used to scaffold practitioners’ reflective writing for an electronic portfolio used in their professional learning. This research study contributes to the literature on reflection, professional learning and reflective practice, and the importance of scaffolding reflective writing. The framework is used in tertiary education programmes in education and health and in research. One examiner recommended that the thesis receive a commendation because it contributes to a field of study that is exceptionally innovative and original. It is suitable for publication in an esteemed book or refereed journal of high repute, and it is amongest the best thesis she has ever read. tba
Hegarty, Bronwyn (2011) So What? - reflections on your learning! NR01:6 September, 2011. The VET Eportfolios CoP MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) webinar series. At: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-09-05.1803.M.E58F6EDFFA5FA3EDE727DCFB80FBD8.vcr&sid=2008350
Hegarty, B. (2008) The power of design on flexible learning and digital network literacy NR04: I presented the findings of the research in the Power of Design smaller Elearning guidelines project presentation to other researchers in the wider guidelines project. The presentation is at: http://www.myplick.com/view/4VQuNSSeKeo/The-power-of-design-on-flexible-learning-and-digital-network-literacy-presentation April, 2008.
Keen, D., Coburn, D., Hegarty, B., & McDonald, J. (2006) Information Literacy eLearning Modules Project (eCDF 423) Real Use Research Evaluation For Module One – Essay Writing & A sneak preview of the other modules. NR02: Otago Polytechnic Open Lecture at the research forum on 21 August, 2006.
Hegarty, B., McDonald, J., & Coburn, D. (2006) Information literacy e-Learning modules: reusable and portable across a College of Education, a Polytechnic and a University. University of Otago Open Lecture. August. one hour presentation. http://oil.otago.ac.nz
Hegarty, B. (2005) What is happening with professional development for eLearning in New Zealand? Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS), University of Athabasca,Edmonton, Canada May Powerpoint presentation 30 minutes
Hegarty, B. & Penman, M. (2005) Overview of flexible teaching and learning in New Zealand (FLLinNZ) experience and findings. Presentation to Management Team, Otago Polytechnic Otago Polytechnic Management Committee minutes June 3 pages
Hegarty, B. & Penman, M. (2005) Recommendations to Senior Management Team regarding a flexible learning strategy for Otago Polytechnic Presentation and paper to Management Team, Otago Polytechnic. Otago Polytechnic Management Committee minutes August 2005 3 pages
Hegarty, B. (2005) Flexible Learning Leader Journey Flexible Learning Leaders in New Zealand workshop, Hamilton, New Zealand. July http://www.fllinnz.ac.nz/
Hegarty, B., Penman, M., Kelly, O., Jeffrey, L., Coburn, D., & McDonald, J. (2010) Digital Information Literacy: Supported Development of Capability in Tertiary Environments. Final report. NR02: Report published by Ministry of Education, Wellington, Tertiary eLearning Research Fund (TeLRF) project. ISBN 978-0-478-34214-7 (web) 2010, 289. Available at: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/tertiary_education/80624 http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/tertiary_education/80624
Hegarty, B., Penman, M., Kelly, O., Jeffrey, L., Coburn, D., & McDonald, J. (2010) Digital Information Literacy: Supported Development of Capability in Tertiary Environments. Final report. Ministry of Education website, Wellington. ISBN 978-0-478-34214-7 (web) (2009) http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/tertiary_education/80624
Keen, D., Ritson-Jones, W., Coburn, D., Hegarty, B., & one other (2006) Real Use Research Evaluation Report for Module One – Essay Writing. NR02: ECDF research report. Information Literacy eLearning Modules Project, University of Otago. 30 June, 2006. 45 pages. At: http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/index/Resources-and-materials.html http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/index/Resources-and-materials.html
Hegarty, B., Penman, M., Nichols, M., Brown, C. & 2 others. (2005) Approaches and implications of eLearning adoption in relation to academic staff efficacy and working practice: An annotated bibliography. Universal College of Learning, Palmerston North, Ministry of Education. 2005 53 pages http://cms.steo.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/89765CF4-A2ED-4088-9AE5-0097F7E7324C/0/ALETliteraturereview.pdf
Hegarty, B., Penman, M., Brown, C. & Coburn, D. plus 5 others. (2005) Approaches and implications of eLearning adoption in relation to academic staff efficacy and working practice Universal College of Learning & Ministry of Education ISBN 0-478-13385-5 (Internet) 0-478-13384-7 152 pages This report is available on the Services for Tertiary Education Organisations website. http://cms.steo.govt.nz/eLearning/Projects/Tertiary+%28e%9Learning+Research+Fund+%28TeLRF%29.htm
Hegarty,B., Coburn, B., & Darling, V. (2005) Needs Analysis report for Information Literacy e-Learning Modules project University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic & Dunedin College of Education The report can be found on the project site as indicated below. 2005 56 pages The report has also been sent to the Tertiary Education Commission. http://oil.otago.ac.nz
Hegarty, Bronwyn (2005) Flexible Learning Leaders 2004-05 Final Report Flexible Learning Leader project website. July 2005 9 pages http://www.fllinnz.ac.nz/reports/bronwynh.pdf
Conference Contribution - Other
Hegarty, B., & Stewart, S. (2010) (2010) OER: Beyond the rhetoric (virtual conference). NR03: International Open Access Week on 18-22 October, 2010. Schedule located at: http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Open_Access_Week_2010/Schedule#OER:_Beyond_the_rhetoric. http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Open_Access_Week_2010
Hegarty, B. (2010) Using digital portfolios to remove the cloak of invisibility. 2010 National E-portfolios Showcase Event - ePortfolios Australia Conference EAC2010. Melbourne. 3-4 November 2010. http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-australia
Hegarty, B. (2010) Using digital portfolios to remove the cloak of invisibility. NR01:2010 National E-portfolios Showcase Event - ePortfolios Australia Conference EAC2010 - Melbourne. 3-4 November 2010. A presentation was also produced and is located on MyPlick, a slidesharing site on the Internet at: http://www.myplick.com/view/fyGA1nUDpZE/Using-digital-portfolios-to-remove-the-cloak-of-invisibility http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-australia
Hegarty, B. (2009) How can a three-step framework entice professionals to prepare evidence for an electronic portfolio? NR01: Facilitating Online Communities mini-conference. 30 November.
Hegarty, B. (2009) How do you know if the magic you weave is working? NR04: My expertise in teaching and learning design was conveyed to teachers in a presentation at the staff development mini-conference, Otago Polytechnic, on 21 – 22 April, 2009. Effective use of technology strand.
Hegarty, B., Blackall, L. & Marler, T. (2008) The power of design on flexible learning and digital network literacy HERDSA 2008 International conference: Engaging Communities. 1-4 July, 2008 http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2008/
Hegarty, B. (2008) Can a three-step framework charm students and entice them to write reflectively for an electronic portfolio? NR01:Spotlight on Tertiary Teaching and Learning: Colloquium for the Southern Region, University of Otago. 19 - 20 November, 2008. Presentation at: http://www.myplick.com/view/3LQSVCbdZ0m/BHSpotlight-presentation-three-step-framework2
Hegarty, B. (2008) Can a three-step framework charm students and entice them to write reflectively for an electronic portfolio? Spotlight on Tertiary Teaching and Learning: Colloquium for the Southern Region http://www.myplick.com/view/3LQSVCbdZ0m/BHSpotlight-presentation-three-step-framework2 20 November, 2008 http://hedc.otago.ac.nz/magnolia/spotlight/Welcome.html http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/communities/spotlight-colloquium-teaching-and-learning
Hegarty, B., Blackall, L. & Marler, T. (2008) The power of design on flexible learning and digital network literacy. NR04: DEANZ 2008 conference (18-20 August, 2008)in Wellington - http://www.deanz.org.nz/conf2008/ Also, HERDSA 2008 International conference: Engaging Communities. 1-4 July, 2008 in Rotorua. http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2008/default.cfm Poster at: http://wikieducator.org/PDFL#Poster_depicting_outcomes_of_the_project The poster described a case study where a course (in the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Learning and Teaching) was re-designed for flexible learning with the intention of improving participants' (teachers') digital network literacy for their practice. http://wikieducator.org/images/9/9a/Powerofdesign_poster.pdf
Hegarty, B., & McDonald, J. & Coburn, D. (2006) Online Information Literacy e-Learning Modules from the OIL project: Project background, module use, and adaptation for use in new contexts. 23rd Annual ASCILITE Conference: Who’s learning? Whose technology? Workshop presentation, 3 December. 3 pages http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney06/images/workshop/details/workshop3.pdf
Hegarty, B., Coburn, D., & Ritson-Jones, W. (2006) Information literacy e-Learning modules: reusable and portable across a College of Education, Polytechnic and University. NR02: eFest 2006 National Conference, 28 September. http://www.efest.org.nz/programme_day1.html
M. Nicholas, M., Dark, S., Hegarty B., & Northover, M. (2006) Guest Panel Two - Moving learners and educational design. NR04: My expertise in learning design was accessed on a panel during the eFest 2006 conference, 29 September. We discussed how to best support learners through the use of effective learning design that engaged them and enhanced experiential and interactive learning experiences. http://www.efest.org.nz/speakers_panel.html
Hegarty, B., Kelly, P. & Stewart, A. (2005) Is there a place for online teaching methods in nursing? Or is it a virtual non-reality? Presentation at Nurse Educator conference, Dunedin, New Zealand. This is an annual, national conference which informs nursing education in New Zealand unpublished 30 August - 2 September Powerpoint presentation 30 minutes
Hegarty, B. (2003) Learning Contracts for e-learning in professional development professional development eFest presentation and published in conference proceedings APNZ (Association of Polytechnics NZ) On the conference website. Christchurch, 29-30 August 2003 Powerpoint 50 minutes http://www.cpit.ac.nz/conferences/apnz2003/
Hegarty, B. (2003) Learning Contracts for e-Learning in Professional Development. Paper presented at APNZ e-fest, Christchurch. 29-30 August. http://www.cpit.ac.nz/conferences/apnz2003/
Hegarty, B. (2002) Do discussion boards ‘scare’ or aid learners? The presentation occurred at eFest (APNZ - Association of Polytechnics in NZ) at Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) and was posted in the WINTEC WITHIT online journal Vol 1, No 1 http://www.wintec.ac.nz/index.asp?pageID=2145826287
Casey, G. & Hegarty, B. (2001) The use of concept mapping and journaling to enhance nursing student's learning in the biosciences: An action research project Science in Nursing conference in Ballarat, Australia. In Diploma of Teaching (Tertiary), Presentation to the Board of Studies document, Educational Development Centre, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. 2001 p 31-44 held in the Educational Development Centre, Otago Polytechnic
Chapter in Book
Jordan, S. & Hegarty, B. (2010) Laxatives in pregnancy and the puerperium. In S. Jordan (Ed), Pharmacology for Midwives, the Evidence Base for Safe Practice. (2nd Edn). NR04: A resource used in midwifery teaching and learning for both teachers and students to use as reference. Publisher - Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN - 13: 978-0-230-21558-0 2010.
Jordan, S. & Hegarty, B. (2002) Laxatives Palgrave, London In Sue Jordan (Ed)Pharmacology for Midwives, the Evidence Base for Safe Practice, Hampshire: Palgrave 2002 290 - 302 This book has also been translated into Indonesian - Jordan S. 2004 Farmakologi Kebidanan. Penerbit Buku Kedokteran. EGC, Jakarta. Translated & edited by Andry Hartono & Monica Ester. and Farsi (title unavailable in english)