UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Julie Mackey

School of Educational Studies and Leadership; College Office (Education, Health and Human Development)

Fields of Research

  • e-Learning
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Digital technologies in education
  • e-Learning leadership
  • Online and blended learning
  • Professional development

Researcher Summary

My research interests focus on the use of digital technologies for online and blended learning, e-learning leadership in schools, and teacher professional development. My recent research and supervision has extended to investigate innovative learning environments and themes related to co-teaching, collaboration, and leadership of change, as well as the development of student competencies to thrive in new learning environments.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Key Methodologies

  • Case study
  • Qualitative research
  • Participatory action research

Research Service

  • IFIP Working Group 3.3 (Research on Educational Applications of Information Technologies) (2015-present)
  • Member of organising committee for SITE Regional Symposium in Christchurch New Zealand in collaboration with the Teacher Education Federation of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) (2014)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Chapters in Books
  • Cochrane, T., Davis, N. and Mackey, J. (2016) Design-based research with AGILE sprints to produce MUVES in vocational education. In K. Terry and A. Cheney (Ed.), Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series: Utilizing virtual and personal learning environments for optimal learning: 291-313. Hershey: IGI Global.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Journal Articles
  • Stuart, C., Henderson, B., Lye, A., Jeffries, T., Rickard, K., Simpson, P., Mackey, J. and Davis, N. (2015) Extending Innovative Leadership to Enable E-learning for Better Student Outcomes in Primary Schools. New Zealand Principal 30(1): 10-12.
  • Mackey, J.K., Davis, N.E., Stuart, C.R., with Henderson, B., Rickard, K., Lye, A., Jeffries, T. and Simpson, P. (2015) Leading change with digital technologies in education. SET Research Information for Teachers 2015(2): 17-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.18296/set.0014.
  • 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.
  • Mackey, J. and Evans, T.D. (2012) Exploring online learning for intersecting communities of practice. International Journal of Web Based Communities 8(4): 486-503.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Conference - Other - Full conference papers
  • Davis, N.E. and Mackey, J. (2015) Co-evolutionary perspectives on innovation with digital technologies in education. Vilnius, Lithuania: IFIP TC3 Working Conference, 1-3 Jul 2015. 369-373.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Other - Abstracts
  • 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 - Other - 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 student digital capability and success. Wellington, New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference, 11-13 Apr 2012.
  • 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.
Other
  • 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.
Theses - Doctor of Philosophy
  • Mackey, J. (2010) New Zealand teachers' online professional development and communities of practice. PhD, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Additional Publications
  • Mackey, J.K. and Davis, N.E. (2015) An investigation of the Te Kupenga o Te Tai Tokerau Professional Learning Community. Commissioned by Network for Learning.
  • 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. In Proceedings: 60-61.
  • 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.
  • 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/.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.