Professor Niki Davis

Professor Niki DavisPosition

Professor of E-Learning


Ph.D. (QUB)
B.Sc. (Hons, Edin.)
RSA Cert


Wheki 216

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 345 8246
Internal Phone: 44246


Niki Davis is the University of Canterbury Professor of e-Learning and Director of the College of Education e-Learning Lab. She is recognised 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. Niki was President of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand and founding coordinator of New Zealand Collaborative Action & Research Network (NZCA&RN). In 2010 she was recognised as the first Outstanding Global Educator by the International Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.


EDEM627 e-Learning and Pedagogy: Effective Strategies for the Classroom
EDEM628 Best Practice in Online Teaching and Learning
EDEM630 Change with Digital Technologies in Education

Supervision of Postgraduate Students

In Progress

  • Kofi Ayebi-Arthur
    Resilience, e-Learning and change in tertiary education
  • Hazel Bradshaw
    Real games in Education
  • Todd Cochrane
    Second life in vocational education
  • Hasniza Nordin
    The use of ICT during field experience among pre-service teachers in Malaysia
  • Carolyn Stuart
    Extending innovatirve e-Learing leadership in schools
  • Susan Tull
    E-learning professional development within an online community of practice for adult educators
  • Sorada Wattana
    Games in second language teaching of English

Supervision of MEd Thesis Students

  • Nick Ford
    E-learning in tertiary education
  • Ruth Guy (MS)
    An online course on Antartica
  • Malcolm Hay
    Blended learning in high school carpentry


Please see UC Research Profile for full list of publications.

Fields of Research

  • e-Learning
  • ICT Information & Communication Technologies
  • Innovation and change with digital technologies
  • Virtual Schooling