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

Journal Article
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pritchard RJ., Morrow D. and Marshall JC. (2005) School and district culture as reflected in student voices and student achievement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice 16(2): 153-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243450500101196.
Thesis / Dissertation Chapter
  • Morrow D. and Bagnall R. (2010) Hybridizing Online Learning with External Interactivity. In Wang FL; Fong J; Kwan RC (Ed.), 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.
Conference Contribution - 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. 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., 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.
  • Nordin H., Morrow D. and Davis NE. (2012) A case study of ICT integration during field experience in Malaysian secondary school. 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): 4275-4280. | http://www.editlib.org/p/40285/.
  • 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.
  • Pritchard R. and Morrow D. (2011) Comparison of Online and Face-to-face Peer Review of Writing. Honolulu, HI, USA: 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (EDU2011), 4-7 Jan 2011.
  • 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. Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK: 8th International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP), 1-5 Aug 2010. In Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the Diverse Landscape of Teacher Education: 69-72.
  • 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.
  • Morrow D. and McGrath A. (2010) Developing a collaborative constructivist framework for a mandatory preservice course in information and communication technology. San Diego, CA, USA: 21st Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 29 Mar-2 Apr 2010. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010: 3327-3330. | http://www.editlib.org/p/33888.
  • 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. Rotorua, New Zealand: NZARE Conference & Annual Meeting, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2009. : 9pp.
  • 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. Rotorua, New Zealand: NZARE Conference & Annual Meeting, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2009. : 9pp.
  • Pritchard R., Morrow D. and Marshall J. (2004) Linking District Management and Cultural Health with School Cultural Health and Student Achievement: A Systems' Perspective. San Diego, CA, USA: AERA 2004 Annual Convention, 1 Apr 2004.
  • Pritchard R., Marshall J. and Morrow D. (2003) Student Writing Achievement and Attitudes in Healthy and Unhealthy Districts: A Research Report. Hawaii, HI, USA: Hawaii International Conference on Education, 1 Jan 2003.
  • Pritchard R., Morrow D. and Marshall J. (2003) Linking District Management and Culture with School Culture and Student Achievement: A Systems' Perspective. Chicago, IL USA: AERA 2003 Annual Convention, 1 Apr 2003.
  • Pritchard R., Morrow D. and Marshall J. (2003) Three Perspectives on Quality Teaching of English: Administrators, Teachers, Students. Melbourne, Australia: International Federation of Teachers of English, 1 Jul 2003.
  • Morrow D. (2002) Information and Communication in the Teaching and Learning Process: A Study of the Effectiveness of an Online Professional Development Course. Nashville, TN, USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, 1 Mar 2002.
  • Morrow D. (2002) Online professional development: Does it make a difference? Denver, CO, USA: Ed-Media 2002 Conference, 1 Jun 2002.
  • Pritchard R., Morrow D. and Marshall J. (2000) School Climate as Reflected in Student Voice, An Analysis of Student Writing. New Orleans, LA, USA: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 25 Apr 2000.
Conference Contribution - Other
  • Pritchard RJ., Morrow D. and Marshall JC. (2010) Professional Development for Teachers as Research for Post-Secondary Faculty. Raleigh, NC, USA: 11th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 4-6 Oct 2010
  • McGrath A. and Morrow D. (2009) Did the impact of imposed course structure change lead to positive outcomes for lecturers and students? Auckland, New Zealand: ASCILITE 2009, 6-9 Dec 2009
  • McGrath A. and Morrow D. (2009) The Impact of Mandated Change in ICT Pre-Service Education. Exeter, UK: The Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) 2009, 7-10 Jul 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
  • 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
  • Pritchard RJ., Morrow RG. and Marshall JC. (2006) The Relationship of Student Achievement and Attitudes to District Culture. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA 2006), 7-11 Apr 2006
  • Morrow D. and Rapley D. (2004) Can an online learning program in basic technological fluency increase computer confidence in pre-service teachers? Denton, TX, USA: Association for Educational Computers and Technology Conference, 1 Jun 2004
  • Kachelhoffer A. and Morrow D. (2003) Online Professional Development in ICT. Hobart, Australia: eLearning Conference: Tasmania ICT Showcase, 1 Aug 2003
  • Morrow D. and Kachelhoffer A. (2003) Taking Teachers into the 21st Century: A New Zealand initiative in online professional development. Albuquerque, NM, USA: 14th SITE Conference, 1 Mar 2003
  • Pritchard R., Morrow D. and Marshall J. (2000) 2500 Students Write About Their Schools. Auckland, New Zealand: 18th World Congress of the International Reading Association, 11 Jul 2000
Report Other
  • 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].