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Ms Nicola Jeanne Dabner

School of Teacher Education

Researcher Summary

Research interests include e-learning, learning communities, beginning teacher induction, ICT and teacher education, visual art education (pre-service).

Subject Area: Disciplines


Research Groups


Affiliations


Prizes and Awards

  • University of Canterbury Citation for Teaching Award (2007)

Research Service

  • E-Learning Maturity Model Benchmarking Project (2008)
  • Moodle Trial reviewer (University of Canterbury) - Learning management Systems Review 2008 (2007)
  • Collectively we know more: Encouraging collaboration between distance teacher education students within an online environment (2006)

Publications


  • Dabner, N., Davis, N. and Zaka, P. (2012) Authentic project-based design of professional development for teachers studying online and blended teaching. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 12(1): 71-114. http://www.citejournal.org/articles/v12i1currentpractice2.pdf. (Journal Articles)
  • 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)
  • Mackey, J., Zaka, P., Morrow,D., Gikandi,J., Davis, N. and Dabner,N. (2012) Developing an online self-evaluation tool to enhance first year students’ digital capability and success. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ 2012 Conference. Shift Happens: Resilience, Relevance and Reform, 11-13 April 2012. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Mackey, J., Davis, N., Morrow, D., Gikandi, J. and Dabner, N. (2012) Enhancing digital capability through self-directed learning for initial teacher education and beyond. Austin,TX, USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5-9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1) 4745-4750. http://www.editlib.org/p/40358. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • 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)
  • Dabner, N. (2012) Snapshots of resilience in the wake: Conducting social media research in response to the Canterbury earthquakes. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ 2012 Conference, 11-13 Apr 2012. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2012) UC use of social media in response to the September earthquake in Canterbury. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum, 5 Jun 2012. (Oral Presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2011) 'Breaking Ground' in the use of social media: A case study of a university earthquake response to inform educational design with Facebook. The Internet and Higher Education 15(1): 69-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.06.001. (Journal Articles)
  • 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)
  • Dabner, N. (2011) Design to support distance teacher education communities: A case study of a student-student e-mentoring initiative. Nashville, TN, USA: 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 7-11 Mar 2011. In SITE 2011(1) 218-223. http://www.editlib.org/p/36262. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mackey, J., Breeze, D., Buckley, P., Dabner, N. and Gilmore, F. (2011) Riding the seismic waves: Re-blending teacher education in response to changing demands. Hobart, Australia: ASCILITE (Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) Conference 2011, 4-7 Dec 2011. In Changing demands, changing directions, proceedings of the ASCILITE 2011 Conference http://www.leishman-associates.com.au/ascilite2011/downloads/papers/Mackey-full.pdf. (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)
  • Haines, G. and Dabner, N. (2010) Exploring self-knowledge within a Visual Arts Course for Primary Teacher Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6-8 Oct 2010. In Proceedinsg of Ulearn 10 - Research Stream 36-42. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Haines, G. and Dabner, N. (2010) Exploring self-knowledge within a Visual Arts Course for Primary Teacher-Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6-8 Oct 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Dabner, N. and Haines, G. (2010) Exploring the practice: Theory nexus within a Visual Arts course for primary teacher education students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6-8 Oct 2010. In Ulearn 10 Inaugural Research Stream Proceedings 16-21. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Dabner, N. and Haines, G. (2010) Exploring the Practice-Theory Nexus within a Visual Art Education Course for Primary Teacher Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Collaboration Action Research Network (NZCARN) Inaugural Research Symposium, 6-8 Oct 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2010) Gradnet, an online community of practice for beginning teachers: six years on. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ Conference 2010, 25-28 Apr 2010. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Dabner, N.J. (2010) Preparing BTchLn (Primary) Graduating-Year Students for the Beginning-Teacher Employment Process: A Case Study. MTchLn, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/3924. (Theses - Master of Teaching and Learning)
  • Dabner, N., Bailey, S., Johnson, J. and Davis, N. (Ed.) (2010) Proceedings of Ulearn 10 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. 88pp. (Edited Books)
  • Dabner, N. and Davis, N. (2009) Developing best practices in online teaching and learning to impact students and their organizations. Auckland, New Zealand: ASCILITE 2009, 6-9 Dec 2009. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Dabner, N. and Davis, N. (2009) Developing best practices in online teaching and learning to impact students and their organizations. Auckland, New Zealand: ASCILITE 2009, 6-9 Dec 2009. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Dabner, N. (2009) Preparing for the Beginning Teacher Employment Process in the Primary School Sector: A Case Study. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Collaboration Action Research Network (NZCARN) Inaugural Research Symposium, 28-29 May 2009. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2008) Critiquing Current Practices: Preparing BTchLn (Primary) Graduates for the Beginning Teacher Employment Process. Hamilton, New Zealand: Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Biennial National Conference 2008, 2-4 Jul 2008. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Dabner, N. (2008) Nicki Dabner. In M. O'Donoghue (Ed.), UCTL Case Studies 2008: Approaches to Flexible Learning: 10-11. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. (Chapters in Books)
  • Dabner, N. (2006) GradNet: Online communities providing support for beginning teachers during the provisional registration period in New Zealand. Freemantle, Australia: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference 2006, 5-8 Jul 2006. In Making Teaching Public: Reforms in Teacher Education: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Teacher Education National Conference 67-74. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)