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DEANZ Conference 2012: Open, flexible and distance learning

Posted by Enabling e-Learning

When: 11 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012

Venue: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Contact: http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/index.php/deanz-conference-2012

>>>For full information/fees: http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/index.php/deanz-conference-2012

The biannual DEANZ conference is the premier conference in Aotearoa New Zealand for leaders and practitioners involved in open, flexible and distance learning. The theme for 2012 is 'Shift Happens' with three themes of resilience, relevance and reform:

  • Resilience: dealing with uncertainty and coping with changes you can and cannot influence.
  • Relevance: providing education that is relevant to the context and culture of the learner
  • Reform: moving to better futures for all, through recognising political, social, economic and perosnal drivers.

The conference will be relevant to any individual or institution (private or public) with an interest in the most up to date research and practice for distance and open learning. This is an opportunity to meet with local and international thought leaders, learn new ideas and improve your own practice.

Keynote speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers.  

  • Professor Paul Bacsich (Owner, Matic Media Ltd and Higher Education Consultant)
  • Professor Kwok-Wing Lai (Professor of Education, University of Otago)
  • Dr Diana Oblinger (President and CEO of EDUCAUSE)
  • Dr Caroline Seelig (Chief Executive, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)

Invited speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following invited speakers.

  • Professor Niki Davis (Professor of e-learning, University of Canterbury)
  • Dr Andrew Higgins (Director, Andrew Higgins Ltd)
  • Ken Kay (CEO of EdLeader21) 
  • Dr Wayne Macintosh (Director, International Centre for Open Education) and OER panel 
  • Chief Executives' panel