DEANZ 2012 conference “Shift happens: Resilience, relevance and reform”

The DEANZ 2012 conference “Shift happens: Resilience, relevance and reform” conference is now only days (as at 5 Apr) away! The event provides a unique opportunity to network with a diversity of participants from different organisations which make up the distance learning sector in New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.  We expect 200 academics, instructional designers, trainers and public and private sector staff to attend so it provides an excellent opportunity to network and learn from the latest developments and ideas in open, flexible and distance learning. The attached Registration Brochure (as at 12 January 2012) provides further details about the event.Our keynotes:  
Professor Paul Bacsich  (Owner, Matic Media Ltd and Higher Education Consultant):“Towards the Multiversity? An integrated view of where we are in the world of e-learning – tertiary education and schools”
Professor Kwok Wing-Lai(University of Otago):“Changing Culture of Learning: Mobility, In(formality), & Connectivity”
Diana Oblinger, PhD (President and CEO of EDUCAUSE):“IT and Education: Game Changers”Diana will also be providing a Public Lecture entitled “Next generation learning” on the evening of Wednesday 11 April that delegates are welcome to attend.
Dr Caroline Seelig(Chief Executive, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand):“Appropriate Education Performance Indicators for ODL Organisations”
We also have an impressive set of invited speakers. A team of researchers led by Professor Niki Davis (Professor of e-learning, University of Canterbury; President of DEANZ); Ken Kay (CEO of EdLeader21); a panel led by Dr Wayne Macintosh (Director, International Centre for Open Education); and a Chief Executives’ panel will also address issues related to flexible, open and networked learning current and future.You can register at Early Bird rates close on 1 March. Before registering, please read through the attached pre-registration information as it contains important information related to accommodation and conditions. Now is also a good time to consider applying for the prestigious DEANZ Award ( and for responding to our call for papers, presentations and workshops (see the conference page; note that the deadline for peer-reviewed papers has now passed). Non-refereed papers, posters and workshops can be proposed until 20 February, and a best poster awardwill be given at the conference dinner.See you in Wellington, April 2012 at New Zealand’s premiere open, flexible and distance learning event!


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