Niki Davis

Niki Davis

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Internal Phone: 93650

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Niki Davis, University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor of e-Learning, is recognized internationally as a leading expert in information and communication technologies in teacher education. Sought by UNESCO, European Commission, national agencies, companies, scholarly societies and institutions for her expertise; she has over 200 publications including books and scholarly papers. Leadership positions have included Director of Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching in the USA and University of Exeter Telematics Center in the UK; President of the Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education, the UK association for Information Technology in Teacher Education and DEANZ the New Zealand association for open flexible and distance learning; Chair of educational research for the International Federation of Information Processing; and Editor of academic refereed journals including Information Technology for Teacher Education, and the World Yearbook of Education for 2004. Since her arrival in New Zealand in 2008 Professor Davis has led research in e-learning, including e-learning for adults with needs in literacy and numeracy for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and virtual schooling. Ako Aotearoa funded projects include the first system-wide scenario set for education. Collaborative work includes culturally sensitive e-learning with success for indigenous peoples.

Recent Publications

  • Davis N. (2018) Digital Technologies and Change in Education: The Arena Framework. New York & London: Routledge. 224.
  • Davis NE. and Ferdig R. (2018) Virtual Schools: A Global Perspective. In Voogt J; Knezek G; Christensen R; Lai KW (Ed.), Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education: 701-718. Cham: Springer.
  • Davis NE., Mackey J. and Dabner N. (2018) Understanding changes in school culture. In Kennedy K; Ferdig R (Ed.), Handbook on Research in K-12 Online and Blended Learning (2nd ed.): 133-145.ETC Press.
  • Cochrane T., Davis NE. and García-Díaz V. (2017) Design-based research with agile sprints to produce muves in vocational education. Application Development and Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: 607-624.
  • Cochrane T., Davis N. and Mackey J. (2016) Design-based research with AGILE sprints to produce MUVES in vocational education. In Terry K; Cheney A (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.