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/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal articles
  • Mackey, JK., Davis, NE., Stuart, CR., 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.
  • 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. and Evans, TD. (2012) Exploring online learning for intersecting communities of practice. International Journal of Web Based Communities 8(4): 486-503.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mackey, J. and Evans, T. (2011) Interconnecting networks of practice for professional learning. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 12(3): 1-18.
  • Compton, LKL., 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.
  • 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
  • Davis, NE. and Mackey, J. (2015) Co-evolutionary perspectives on innovation with digital technologies in education. 369-373.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Schischka, JA., Mang, K. and Mackey, J. (2012) Developing long-term capabilities in Tongan high schools through installation of solar panels.
  • Mackey, J. (2010) Different views of an online learning community: assumptions and realities of participation in an online professional development programme for teachers.
  • Mackey, J. (2010) Teachers' fleeting encounters in online professional development communities blended with strong school communities of practice.
  • Stacey, E. and Mackey, J. (2009) Researching blended learning practices for teachers' professional learning.
  • 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?
  • Mackey, J., McGrath, A. and Mayo, E. (2008) Striking the balance between flexibility and structure in e-learning design.
  • Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2008) ICT in early childhood education: Perceptions, potential and reality.
Conference - Published
  • 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 Apr 2014 - 29 Apr 2014. In Proceedings: 60-61.
  • 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. Austin, TX, USA: 23rd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5 Mar 2012 - 9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 591-594.
  • Mackey, J., Davis, N. and Dabner, N. (2012) Relevant, current and sustainable digital strategies to prepare future teachers to lead e-learning. In ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
  • 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 Mar 2012 - 9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 4745-4750.
  • 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. Nashville, TN, USA: 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 7 Mar 2011 - 11 Mar 2011. In SITE 2011(1): 224-229.
  • 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. In ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: 829-839.
  • MacKey, J., Breeze, D., Buckley-Foster, P., Dabner, N. and Gilmore, F. (2011) Innovate to survive: Being prepared to teach in times of crisis. Rotorua, New Zealand: Ulearn Research Stream, 19 Oct 2011 - 21 Oct 2011. : 54-63.
  • 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 2010 - 2 Apr 2010. : 2696-2698.
  • Gikandi, JW., Davis, NE., Morrow, D. and Mackey, J. (2010) Authentic learning environments enhanced with online formative assessment. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 2010, 2010. In Proceedings: 30-35.
  • Davis, N., Compton, LKL. 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 Mar 2009 - 6 Mar 2009. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009: 323-328.
  • 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 Dec 2009 - 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 Mar 2009 - 6 Mar 2009.
  • 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 Mar 2009 - 6 Mar 2009. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009: 452-456.
  • Mackey, J. (2008) Blending real work experiences and virtual professional development. Melbourne, Australia: ASCILITE, 30 Nov 2008 - 3 Dec 2008.
  • McGrath, A., Mackey, J. and Davis, N. (2008) Designing for authentic relationships, content and assessment in unpredictable learning contexts. In ASCILITE 2008 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: 613-617.
  • 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, 7-2004.
Chapters
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8847-6.ch013.
  • Edwards, B. and Mackey, J. (2012) Map, compass and supplies: Preparing for the doctoral journey. In Denholm, C, Evans, T (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 Stacey, E, Gerbic, P (Ed.), Effective Blended Learning Practices: Evidence-Based Perspectives in ICT- Facilitated Education: 163-181. Hershey: Information Science Reference.
  • Mackey, J. (2005) Technology Planning in Schools. In Khosrow-Pour, M (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology: 2765-2770. Hershey: Idea Group Inc.
Reports
  • Mackey, J., Davis, NE. and Stuart, C. (2015) Extending innovative e-learning leadership.
  • Mackey, JK. and Davis, NE. (2015) An investigation of the Te Kupenga o Te Tai Tokerau Professional Learning Community.
  • 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.
Additional Publications
  • Mackey, J., Dabner, N. and Davis, N. (Ed.) (2012) Proceedings of ULearn 12 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury.
  • 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.
  • Mackey, J., Dabner, N., Davis, N. and Johnson, J. (Ed.) (2011) Proceedings of ULearn 11 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury School of Literacies and Arts in Education.
  • Mackey, J. (2010) New Zealand teachers' online professional development and communities of practice.
  • Mackey, J. and Mayo, E. (2008) Constructing and assessing relevant knowledge within an e-community. Massey University. Online Article.