UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Donna Morrow

School of Educational Studies and Leadership

Fields of Research

  • Writing achievement and school climate
  • Learning and teaching in the online environment
  • Impact of ICT on writing processes
  • ICT in early childhood education
  • ICT in the teaching and learning process

Researcher Summary

Research interests include writing achievement and school climate, learning and teaching in the online environment, the impact of ICT on writing processes, ICT in early childhood education and ICT in the teaching and learning process.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Cochrane, T., Davis, N. and Morrow, D. (2013) A proposed theory seeded methodology for design based research into effective use of MUVEs in vocational education contexts. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments 4(2): 50-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jvple.2013040103. (Journal articles)
  • Nordin, H., Morrow, D. and Davis, NE. (2012) A case study of ICT integration during field experience in Malaysian secondary school. 23rd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5/3/2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 4275-4280. (Conference - Published)
  • 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. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5/3/2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 4745-4750. (Conference - Published)
  • López-Fernández, O., Davis, N., Hunt, AM., Morrow, D., Nordin, H. and Mackey, J. (2012) Walking to the future stages of the Higher Education: Blended learning strategies empirically proved. 23rd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5/3/2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 591-594. (Conference - Published)
  • Gikandi, JW., Morrow, D. and Davis, NE. (2011) Online formative assessment in higher education: A review of the literature. Computers and Education 57(4): 2333-2351. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.06.004. (Journal articles)
  • Hunt, AM., 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. Magazine article. (Other)
  • Davey, R., Ham, V., Haines, G., McGrath, A., Morrow, D. and Robinson, R. (2011) Privatization, Illumination, and Validation in Identity-Making within a Teacher Educator Research Collective. Studying Teacher Education 7(2): 187-199. (Journal articles)
  • Davis, N., Dabner, N., Mackey, J., Walker, L., Hunt, AM., Breeze, D., Morrow, D., Astall, C. and Cowan, J. (2011) Converging Offerings of Teacher Education in Times of Austerity: Transforming Spaces, Places and Roles. 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 7/3/2011. In SITE 2011(1): 224-229. (Conference - Published)
  • Pritchard, R. and Morrow, D. (2011) Comparison of Online and Face-to-face Peer Review of Writing. 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (EDU2011), 4/1/2011. (Conference - Published)
  • Pritchard, RJ., Morrow, D. and Marshall, JC. (2010) Professional Development for Teachers as Research for Post-Secondary Faculty. 11th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 4/10/2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Gikandi, JW., Davis, NE., Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2010) Authentic learning environments enhanced with online formative assessment. Ulearn 2010, 2010. In Proceedings: 30-35. (Conference - Published)
  • Davis, N., Fletcher, J., Brooker, B., Everatt, J., Gillon, G., Mackey, J. and Morrow, D. (2010) E-learning for adult literacy, language and numeracy: A review of the literature. (Reports)
  • Davis, N. and Morrow, D. (2010) Synergy between information and communications technologies and educational action research and collaborative construction of our active identities. Educational Action Research 18(1): 89-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09650790903484558. (Journal articles)
  • 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. 21st Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 29/3/2010. : 2696-2698. (Conference - Published)
  • Morrow, D. and McGrath, A. (2010) Developing a collaborative constructivist framework for a mandatory preservice course in information and communication technology. 21st Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 29/3/2010. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010: 3327-3330. (Conference - Published)
  • Davey, R., Gilmore, F., Haines, G., McGrath, A., Morrow, D., Robinson, R. and Ham, V. (2010) Professional Learning through Collective Self-Study: Sharing tales from the field. 8th International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP), 1/8/2010. In Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the Diverse Landscape of Teacher Education: 69-72. (Conference - Published)
  • Morrow, D. and Bagnall, R. (2010) Hybridizing Online Learning with External Interactivity. Handbook of Research on Hybrid Learning Models: Advanced Tools, Technologies, and Application: 24-41. Hershey: Information Science Reference: Idea Group Inc. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-380-7.ch002. (Chapters)
  • Davis, N., Atkins, C., Lamont, M., Morrow, D. and Pratt, K. (2009) Digital technologies for innovative resarch networking including research to inform educational innovations in twenty-first century learning. NZARE Conference & Annual Meeting, 30/11/2009. (Conference - Published)
  • Davis, N., Atkins, C., Lamont, M., Morrow, D. and Pratt, K. (2009) Digital technologies for innovative research networking including research to inform educational innovations in twenty-first century learning. NZARE Conference & Annual Meeting, 30/11/2009. (Conference - Published)
  • McGrath, A. and Morrow, D. (2009) Did the impact of imposed course structure change lead to positive outcomes for lecturers and students? ASCILITE 2009, 6/12/2009. (Conference - Other)
  • McGrath, A. and Morrow, D. (2009) The Impact of Mandated Change in ICT Pre-Service Education. The Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) 2009, 7/7/2009. (Conference - Other)
  • 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)
  • Davis, N., Brooker, B., Gillon, G., Fletcher, J., Mackey, J. and Morrow, D. (2008) E-learning for adult literacy, language and numeracy: What is possible? Distance Education Association of New Zealand Annual Conference 2008 (DEANZ), 17/8/2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2008) ICT in early childhood education: Perceptions, potential and reality. 16th Annual Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference, 22/1/2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Morrow, D. (2007) Interactivity in an Online Learning Environment: A Case Study of Participant Experience in Professional Development. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Pritchard, RJ., Morrow, RG. and Marshall, JC. (2006) The Relationship of Student Achievement and Attitudes to District Culture. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA 2006), 7/4/2006. (Conference - Other)
  • Pritchard, Ruie Jane., Morrow, Donna. and Marshall, Jon C. (2005) School and District Culture as Reflected in Student Voices and Student Achievement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement 16(2): 153-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243450500101196. (Journal articles)
  • Morrow, D. and Rapley, D. (2004) Can an online learning program in basic technological fluency increase computer confidence in pre-service teachers? Association for Educational Computers and Technology Conference, 6/2004. (Conference - Other)
  • Pritchard, R., Morrow, D. and Marshall, J. (2004) Linking District Management and Cultural Health with School Cultural Health and Student Achievement: A Systems' Perspective. AERA 2004 Annual Convention, 4/2004. (Conference - Published)
  • Kachelhoffer, A. and Morrow, D. (2003) Online Professional Development in ICT. eLearning Conference: Tasmania ICT Showcase, 8/2003. (Conference - Other)
  • Morrow, D. and Kachelhoffer, A. (2003) Taking Teachers into the 21st Century: A New Zealand initiative in online professional development. 14th SITE Conference, 3/2003. (Conference - Other)
  • Pritchard, R., Morrow, D. and Marshall, J. (2003) Three Perspectives on Quality Teaching of English: Administrators, Teachers, Students. International Federation of Teachers of English, 7/2003. (Conference - Published)
  • Pritchard, R., Morrow, D. and Marshall, J. (2003) Linking District Management and Culture with School Culture and Student Achievement: A Systems' Perspective. AERA 2003 Annual Convention, 4/2003. (Conference - Published)
  • Pritchard, R., Marshall, J. and Morrow, D. (2003) Student Writing Achievement and Attitudes in Healthy and Unhealthy Districts: A Research Report. Hawaii International Conference on Education, 1/2003. (Conference - Published)
  • Morrow, D. (2002) Online professional development: Does it make a difference? Ed-Media 2002 Conference, 6/2002. (Conference - Published)
  • Morrow, D. (2002) Information and Communication in the Teaching and Learning Process: A Study of the Effectiveness of an Online Professional Development Course. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, 3/2002. (Conference - Published)
  • Ham, V., Gilmore, A., Kachelhoffer, A., Morrow, D., Moeau, P. and Wenmoth, D. (2002) What Makes for Effective Teacher Professional Development in ICT? An Evaluation of the 23 ICTPD School Clusters Programme 1999-2001. Ministry of Education, Wellington. (Reports)
  • Pritchard, R., Morrow, D. and Marshall, J. (2000) 2500 Students Write About Their Schools. 18th World Congress of the International Reading Association, 11/7/2000. (Conference - Other)
  • Pritchard, R., Morrow, D. and Marshall, J. (2000) School Climate as Reflected in Student Voice, An Analysis of Student Writing. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 25/4/2000. (Conference - Published)