Partner Organisations

As a national association representing practitioners in flexible learning provision across all educational sectors in New Zealand, we have relationships with other national and international bodies. These may be informal understandings or formal memorandum of understanding. Below is a range of organisations with which we have complementary relationships.

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Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

ACER has as its mission to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan. They are a not-for-profit research organisation established in Australia. [ACER Website]

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The Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE)

ACODE’s mission is to enhance policy and practice in Australasian higher education around technology enhanced learning and teaching at institutional, national and international levels. [ACODE Website]


Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

ASCILITE is a globally recognized and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. They seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high-quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education. [ASCILITE Website]

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The Commonwealth of Learning (CoL)

CoL empowers people through learning that leads to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental conservation. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1987 to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. [CoL Website]


European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)

With more than 180 institutional members and over 1100 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals to become involved in professional information and networking activities. It does so through the organisation of acknowledged European conferences, its publications and information services, and by taking an active role in a wide range of important EU projects<. EDEN has also proved successful by contributing to, and promoting, ‘cutting edge’ research in the field.[EDEN Website]


Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It was established in 1972 to promote the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. HERDSA encourages and disseminates research on teaching and learning and higher education development. It also works to build strong academic communities. [HERDSA Website]


International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)

ICDE is a truly global association with a proud history for promoting inclusive, affordable, access to quality education. As a global community of Leaders and Professionals in the field of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning (OFDL) at all levels, ICDE supports and enables its members to achieve their goals through scholarship, conferences, publications and networking. [ICDE Website]


The New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD)

NZATD is the professional association for workplace learning and performance / training / learning and development specialists in New Zealand. They aim foster the development of professional competence and high standards of performance in training and development and to promote understanding of training and development and its contribution to the performance of individuals and organisations. [NZATD Website]

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The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)

NZCER is an independent, educational research organisation that provides educators, students, parents, policymakers, and the public with innovative and independent research, analysis, and advice. [NZCER Website]


Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)

ODLAA is a professional association of educators, instructional designers, educational researchers, education consultants, and administrators from across Australia and overseas that is dedicated to advancement of research, practice, and support of education ‘across time and space’. ODLAA connects professionals in order to share experiences and disseminate information regarding open and distance learning. Members come from all educational sectors plus commercial training providers and training units in the corporate sector. Members are involved in management, administration, design, development, research and teaching in multiple modes that may best be described as ‘outside the traditional classroom’.[ODLAA Website]