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Distinguished ProfessorNiki Davis

Distinguished Professor
Wheki 216
Internal Phone: 93650

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Niki Davis, University of Canterbury Professor of e-Learning, is recognized internationally as a leading expert in information and communication technologies in teacher education. Sought by UNESCO, European Commission, national agencies, companies, scholarly societies and institutions for her expertise; she has over 200 publications including books and scholarly papers. Leadership positions have included Director of Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching in the USA and University of Exeter Telematics Center in the UK; President of the Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education, the UK association for Information Technology in Teacher Education and DEANZ the New Zealand association for open flexible and distance learning; Chair of educational research for the International Federation of Information Processing; and Editor of academic refereed journals including Information Technology for Teacher Education, and the World Yearbook of Education for 2004. Since her arrival in New Zealand in 2008 Professor Davis has led research in e-learning, including e-learning for adults with needs in literacy and numeracy for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and virtual schooling. Ako Aotearoa funded projects include the first system-wide scenario set for education. Collaborative work includes culturally sensitive e-learning with success for indigenous peoples.

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Cochrane T., Davis NE. and Mackey J. (2015) Design-based research with AGILE sprints to produce MUVES in vocational education. Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning: 291-313.
  • Davis NE., Leahy M., Lewin C., Charania A., Nordin H., Mejia A., Orlec D., Butler D., Chang V. and Motidyang BD. (2015) Thematic Working Group 1: Smart Partnerships. In Lai KW (Ed.), EDUsummIT 2015 Summary Report: Technology Advanced Quality Learning for All: 8-13. Dunedin: University of Otago Press.
  • Nordin H., Davis NE. and Araffin TFT. (2013) The development of pre-serviced teachers’ ICT integration A case study of a Malaysian school. In Rahman WRA; Higgins TR (Ed.), The changing values of Malays, Maori and Pacific Islanders: 174-186. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Greenwood J., Te Aika L. and Davis N. (2011) Creating Virtual Marae: An Examination of How Digital Technologies Have Been Adopted by Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand. In Leigh PR (Ed.), International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide: Critical, Historical and Social Perspectives: 58-79. Charlotte: Information Age Press.
  • Mackey J., Dabner N. and Davis N. (Ed.) (2012) Proceedings of ULearn 12 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. 62pp.