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 Article
  • Mackey J., Davis N. and Stuart C. (2015) Leading change with digital technologies in education. set: Research Information for Teachers 2: 17-26. 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. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol8no2/mackey_0612.htm.
  • 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 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. 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 Contribution - Other
  • Davis NE. and Mackey J. (2015) Co-evolutionary perspectives on innovation with digital technologies in education. Vilnius, Lithuania: IFIP TC3 Working Conference, 1-3 Jul 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Schischka JA., 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
  • 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
  • Mackey J. (2010) Teachers' fleeting encounters in online professional development communities blended with strong school communities of practice. Coventry, UK: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2010, 1-4 Sep 2010
  • 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
  • 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? Wellington, New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand Annual Conference 2008 (DEANZ), 17-20 Aug 2008
  • Mackey J., McGrath A. and Mayo E. (2008) Striking the balance between flexibility and structure in e-learning design. Rotorua, New Zealand: 31st Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, 1-4 Jul 2008
  • 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 Contribution - 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), 28-29 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), 5-9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 591-594. http://www.editlib.org/p/39635/.
  • 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), 5-9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 4745-4750. http://www.editlib.org/p/40358.
  • 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, 7-11 Mar 2011. In SITE 2011(1): 224-229. http://www.editlib.org/p/36263.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gikandi JW., Davis NE., Morrow D. and Mackey J. (2010) Authentic learning environments enhanced with online formative assessment. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 2010, 1-1 Jan 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, 2-6 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, 6-9 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 1 Jul 2004.
Chapter
  • 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.
Report
  • Mackey JK. and Davis NE. (2015) An investigation of the Te Kupenga o Te Tai Tokerau Professional Learning Community.Commissioned by Network for Learning.
Additional Publications
  • 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. http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/images/newsletters/May11.pdf. [Magazine article].
  • Mackey J. (2010) New Zealand teachers' online professional development and communities of practice. Melbourne, Australia. Deakin University.