UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Ms Nicola Jeanne Dabner

School of Teacher Education

Researcher Summary

Research interests include e-learning, learning communities, beginning teacher induction, ICT and teacher education, visual art education (pre-service).

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Affiliations

Student Supervision

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    Current
  • PhD - Leier: The use of new technology for language teaching: Social network sites applied to German language classes
  • Completed
  • Masters - Chowfin: Classroom without walls for refugees; Sustained open and flexible e-learning for schooling during a crisis (2017)
  • Masters - Douglas: Using blended learning to enhance the engagement and achievement of Economics students at Te Kura (2013)
  • Masters - Land: A case study to investigate the implementation of a blended Digital Citizenship course into a New Zealand High School (2013)
  • Masters - Lockyer: Telling Our School Stories: Processes and Systems for Developing Authentic and Sustainable School Television (2013)
  • Current
  • Masters - Rae: 1-1 device / BYOD and its impact on NZ teacher pedagogy.
  • Completed
  • Masters - Zaka: Blended online schooling: A case study to investigate blended teaching and learning implementation in a New Zealand high school (2012)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Dabner, N. (2015) Weaving Digital Citizenship within Pre-Service Teacher Education: Preparing Graduate Students for High-Quality Educational Practices within Modern Learning Environments and the Virtual World. Las Vegas, NV, USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 2 Mar 2015 - 6 Mar 2015. In SITE Conference Proceedings 2015(1): 3115-3120. (Conference - Published)
  • Dabner, N. (2015) When the Ground Settles: Positive Changes to Teacher Education Practices Following the 2010/2011 Earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand. Las Vegas, NV, USA: 2015 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 2 Mar 2015 - 6 Mar 2015. In SITE Conference Proceedings 2015(1): 256-260. (Conference - Published)
  • Dabner, N. (2014) An Evaluative Study of the use of e-Portfolio's within a Graduate Teacher Education Qualification in New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education International Symposium 2014 (SITE), 28 Apr 2014 - 29 Apr 2014. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2014) Digital literacy and citizenship within initial teacher education: Engaging students within a one-year graduate diploma qualification. Christchurch, New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference 2014 (DEANZ), 30 Apr 2014 - 2 May 2014. (Conference - Other)
  • Fickel, LH. and Dabner, N. (2014) Fostering professional connections across spaces: An evaluative study of a co-constructed school-based initiative within a Graduate Teacher Education qualification. Hamilton, New Zealand: Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference (TEFANZ), 8 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2012) Snapshots of resilience in the wake: Conducting social media research in response to the Canterbury earthquakes. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ 2012 Conference, 11 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2012) UC use of social media in response to the September earthquake in Canterbury. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Oral Presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2012) 'Breaking Ground' in the use of social media: A case study of a university earthquake response to inform educational design with Facebook. Internet and Higher Education 15(1): 69-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.06.001. (Journal articles)
  • Dabner, N., Davis, N. and Zaka, P. (2012) Authentic project-based design of professional development for teachers studying online and blended teaching. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 12(1): 71-114. (Journal articles)
  • Mackey, J., Dabner, N. and Davis, N. (Ed.) (2012) Proceedings of ULearn 12 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. (Edited Volumes)
  • 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 (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. Austin,TX, USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 5 Mar 2012 - 9 Mar 2012. In Proceedings 2012(1): 4745-4750. (Conference - Published)
  • 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. (Journal articles)
  • 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 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012. (Conference - Other)
  • Mackey, J., Zaka, P., Morrow, D., Gikandi, J., Davis, N. and Dabner, N. (2012) Developing an online self-evaluation tool to enhance first year students’ digital capability and success. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ 2012 Conference. Shift Happens: Resilience, Relevance and Reform, 11 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2011) Design to support distance teacher education communities: A case study of a student-student e-mentoring initiative. Nashville, TN, USA: 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 7 Mar 2011 - 11 Mar 2011. In SITE 2011(1): 218-223. (Conference - Published)
  • Dabner, N. and Chowfin, A. (2011) Project-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school studentsProject-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school studentsProject-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school studentsProject-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school studentsProject-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school studentsProject-based professional development: Reflections in and on action implementing blended learning with primary school students. Computers in New Zealand Schools 23(3): 248-261. (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. 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. (Conference - Published)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Conference - Published)
  • 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. (Conference - Published)
  • 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. (Edited Volumes)
  • Dabner, N. (2010) Gradnet, an online community of practice for beginning teachers: six years on. Wellington, New Zealand: DEANZ Conference 2010, 25 Apr 2010 - 28 Apr 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. and Haines, G. (2010) Exploring the practice: Theory nexus within a Visual Arts course for primary teacher education students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6 Oct 2010 - 8 Oct 2010. In Ulearn 10 Inaugural Research Stream Proceedings: 16-21. (Conference - Published)
  • Dabner, N. and Haines, G. (2010) Exploring the Practice-Theory Nexus within a Visual Art Education Course for Primary Teacher Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Collaboration Action Research Network (NZCARN) Inaugural Research Symposium, 6 Oct 2010 - 8 Oct 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N., Bailey, S., Johnson, J. and Davis, N. (Ed.) (2010) Proceedings of Ulearn 10 - Research Stream. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. (Edited Volumes)
  • Dabner, NJ. (2010) Preparing BTchLn (Primary) Graduating-Year Students for the Beginning-Teacher Employment Process: A Case Study. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • 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. (Conference - Published)
  • Haines, G. and Dabner, N. (2010) Exploring self-knowledge within a Visual Arts Course for Primary Teacher Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6 Oct 2010 - 8 Oct 2010. In Proceedinsg of Ulearn 10 - Research Stream: 36-42. (Conference - Published)
  • Haines, G. and Dabner, N. (2010) Exploring self-knowledge within a Visual Arts Course for Primary Teacher-Education Students. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ulearn 10, 6 Oct 2010 - 8 Oct 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2009) Preparing for the Beginning Teacher Employment Process in the Primary School Sector: A Case Study. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Collaboration Action Research Network (NZCARN) Inaugural Research Symposium, 28 May 2009 - 29 May 2009. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. and Davis, N. (2009) Developing best practices in online teaching and learning to impact students and their organisations. In ASCILITE 2009 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: 175-177. (Conference - Published)
  • Dabner, N. (2008) Critiquing Current Practices: Preparing BTchLn (Primary) Graduates for the Beginning Teacher Employment Process. Hamilton, New Zealand: Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Biennial National Conference 2008, 2 Jul 2008 - 4 Jul 2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Dabner, N. (2008) Nicki Dabner. In O'Donoghue, M (Ed.), UCTL Case Studies 2008: Approaches to Flexible Learning: 10-11. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. (Chapters)
  • Review Steering Group, LMS. (2008) Learning management systems review: Final report and recommendations. University of Canterbury. (Reports)
  • Dabner, N. (2007) Preparing for the beginning teacher employment process in the primary school sector: A case study. University of Canterbury College of Education. (Oral Presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2006) Collectively we know more: Encouraging collaboration between distance teacher education students within an online environment. Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch. (Oral Presentations)
  • Dabner, N. (2006) GradNet: Online communities providing support for beginning teachers during the provisional registration period in New Zealand. Freemantle, Australia: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference 2006, 5 Jul 2006 - 8 Jul 2006. In Making Teaching Public: Reforms in Teacher Education: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Teacher Education National Conference: 67-74. (Conference - Published)