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Niki Davis

University of Canterbury e-Learning Lab

New Zealand - Christchurch

Emeritus Professor of e-Learning


Niki Davis, University of Canterbury Professor Emerita remains associated with the School of Educational Studies and Leadership and UC Child Well-being Research Institute, as well as the e-Learning Research Lab that she founded in 2008. As UC Distinguished Professor of e-Learning, she was recognized internationally as a leading expert in information and communication technologies in teacher education. 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 the Flexible Learning Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (FLANZ, previously DEANZ); Chair of educational research for the International Federation of Information Processing; and Editor of academic refereed journals including Information Technology for Teacher Education. 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, virtual schooling and emergent bilinguals in a digital world within a National Science Challenge project. Collaborative work includes culturally sensitive e-learning with success for indigenous peoples.