Dr Julie Mackey

School of Educational Studies and Leadership; College Office (Education)

Fields of Research

  • e-Learning
  • ICT planning
  • Information and communication technology
  • Online and blended learning
  • Professional development

Researcher Summary

My research interests focus on the use of information and communication technologies for online and blended learning, communities of practice, and teacher professional development. My current research activities relate to the New Zealand e-Learning Guidelines, and teachers’ experiences of blended learning within formal professional development contexts. I am interested in the design of student-centred online learning, and the processes of interactivity and engagement which promote adult learning.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Key Methodologies

  • Case study
  • Qualitative research
  • ICT to support research process, eg EndNote, nVivo

Publications

  • Lye, A., Stuart, C., Jeffries, T., Henderson, B. and Mackey, J. (2014) How can school principals effectively lead equitable e-learning in collaboration with their school communities to improve student outcomes? Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society Conference 2014 (NZEALS), 29 Apr-1 May 2014. (Conference Contributions - Abstracts)
  • Mackey, J. and Davis, N. (2014) Preparing new teachers for digitally-enabled future focused learning environments. Christchurch, New Zealand: Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education International Symposium 2014 (SITE), 28-29 Apr 2014. (Conference Contributions - Abstracts)
  • Mackey, J., Gilmore, F., Dabner, N., Breeze, D. and Buckley, P. (2012) Blended learning for academic resilience in times of disaster or crisis. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 8(2): 122-135. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol8no2/mackey_0612.htm. (Journal Articles)
  • Mackey, J., Zaka, P., Morrow, D., Gikandi, J., Davis, N. and Dabner, N. (2012) Developing an online self-evaluation tool to enhance first year student digital capability and success. Wellington, New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference, 11-13 Apr 2012. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Schischka, J.A., Mang, K. and Mackey, J. (2012) Developing long-term capabilities in Tongan high schools through installation of solar panels. Auckland, New Zealand: International Development Conference (IDC), 3-5 Dec 2012. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Edwards, B. and Mackey, J. (2012) Map, compass and supplies: Preparing for the doctoral journey. In C. Denholm and T. Evans (Ed.), Doctorates Downunder: Keys to successful doctoral study in Australia and New Zealand (2nd ed.): 6-14. Camberwell: ACER Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Mackey, J., Davis, N. and Dabner, N. (2012) Relevant, current and sustainable digital strategies to prepare future teachers to lead e-learning. Wellington, New Zealand: 29th annual ascilite conference, 25-28 Nov 2012. In Proceedings http://www.ascilite2012.org/images/custom/mackey,_julie_-_relevant.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • López-Fernández, O., Davis ,N., Hunt, A.M., Morrow, D., Nordin, H. and Mackey, J. (2012) Walking to the future stages of the Higher Education: Blended learning strategies empirically proved. Austin, TX, USA: 23rd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5-9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1) 591-594. http://www.editlib.org/p/39635/. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Davis, N., Dabner, N., Mackey, J., Walker, L., Hunt, A.M., Breeze, D., Morrow, D., Astall, C. and Cowan, J. (2011) Converging Offerings of Teacher Education in Times of Austerity: Transforming Spaces, Places and Roles. Nashville, TN, USA: 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 7-11 Mar 2011. In SITE 2011(1) 224-229. http://www.editlib.org/p/36263. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Hunt, A-M., Mackey, J., Dabner, N., Morrow, D., Breeze, D., Walker, L. and Davis, N. (2011) Culturally sensitive blended learning for future teachers in challenging times. Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Magazine(May 2011): 1-4. http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/images/newsletters/May11.pdf. Magazine article. (Other)
  • Mackey, J. and Davis, N. (2011) Increasing the flow of research through CINZS with the ULearn Research Stream (Editorial). Computers in New Zealand Schools 23(3): 182- 185. (Journal Articles)
  • Gikandi, J.W., Davis, N.E., Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2010) Authentic learning environments enhanced with online formative assessment. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 2010, 6-8 0ct 2010. In Proceedings 30-35. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Davis, N., Mackey, J., McGrath, A., Morrow, D., Walker, L. and Dabner, N. (2010) Blending online and on-site spaces and communities: Developing effective practices. San Diego, CA, USA: 21st Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 29 Mar-2 Apr 2010. 2696-2698. http://www.editlib.org/p/33778. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mackey, J. (2010) Different views of an online learning community: assumptions and realities of participation in an online professional development programme for teachers. Coventry, UK: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2010, 1-4 Sep 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Mackey, J. (2010) New Zealand teachers' online professional development and communities of practice. PhD, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. (Theses - Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Gerbic, P., Stacey, E., Anderson, B., Simpson, M., Mackey, J., Gunn, C. and Samarawickrema, G. (2009) Blended Learning: Is there evidence for its effectiveness? Auckland, New Zealand: ASCILITE 2009, 6-9 Dec 2009. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mackey, J. (2009) Creating their own blend: Teachers connect online ICT professional development to their local contexts. Charleston, SC, USA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 20th International Conference, 2-6 Mar 2009. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Compton, L.K.L., Davis, N. and Mackey, J. (2009) Field Experience in Virtual Schools—To Be There Virtually. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 17(4): 459-477. http://www.editlib.org/p/28316. (Journal Articles)
  • Davis, N., Compton, L.K.L. and Mackey, J. (2009) Field Experience with a Virtual School’s Teacher: How can it be done? Charleston, SC, USA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 20th International Conference, 2-6 Mar 2009. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 323-328. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2009) ICT in early childhood education: Perceptions, potential and reality. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education 15(2): 41-52. (Journal Articles)
  • Mackey, J., McGrath, A. and Davis, N. (2009) Issues of Flexibility, Choice and Authenticity for Online In-service Teacher Education. Charleston, SC, USA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 20th International Conference, 2-6 Mar 2009. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 452-456. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Stacey, E. and Mackey, J. (2009) Researching blended learning practices for teachers' professional learning. Taipei, Taiwan: 4th Symposium on Quality Education, 12-13 Jun 2009. Access via UC Research Repository. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Mackey, J. (2009) Virtual Learning and Real Communities: Online Professional Development for Teachers. In E. Stacey and P. Gerbic (Ed.), Effective Blended Learning Practices: Evidence-Based Perspectives in ICT- Facilitated Education: 163-181. Hershey: Information Science Reference. (Chapters in Books)
  • Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2008) ICT in early childhood education: Perceptions, potential and reality. Frankston, Australia: 16th Annual Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference, 22-23 Jan 2008. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Mackey, J., McGrath, A. and Mayo, E. (2008) Striking the balance between flexibility and structure in e-learning design. Rotorua, New Zealand: 31st Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, 1-4 Jul 2008. http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2008/pdfs/HERDSAProgramme_v8.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Abstracts)
  • Mackey, J. (2005) Technology Planning in Schools. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology: 2765-2770. Hershey: Idea Group Inc. (Chapters in Books)
  • Kachelhoffer, A. and Mackey, J. (2004) Using online learning to introduce teachers to action research as a professional development strategy. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Action Research Network Conference, Jul 2004. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mackey, J. and Mills, A. (2003) An examination of ICT planning maturity in schools: A stage theory perspective. In T. McGill (Ed.), Current Issues in IT Education: 376-395. Hershey: IRM Press. (Chapters in Books)